Transparent Window

I’d like for the Aseprite window to be transparent, at least where there is no colour drawn, so that I can put an application behind it, say for example VLC, and use that window as a drawing guide.

On win32 at least, something like CreateWindowEx(WS_EX_LAYERED,...); and UpdateLayeredWindow(); which allows you to have an alpha channel on an app window, more or less.

It’s a crazy feature I know… but think about it :grinning:

Aseprite supports Reference Layers, which are special layers you can put in your document that can have a totally different scale from your art. They don’t support video and I don’t think you can change the image used on a reference layer from frame to frame, but it works pretty well for most scenarios.