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This is a follow-up question to How to make partially transparent beamercolorbox

I compiled the code in the answer from Gonzalo Medina, and I noticed the transparency only works with pdflatex.

Is there a way to get transparency with latex and dvipdf?

In my talk I have a lot of eps pictures and I wouldn't like to have to convert them to png.

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Have you considered converting your EPS to PDF? – Qrrbrbirlbel Sep 19 '12 at 15:33
@Qrrbrbirlbel: TeXLive does this automagically now. – Martin Schröder Sep 19 '12 at 22:07
@MartinSchröder I use neither TeXLive nor EPS graphics. My comment was more a suggestion than a solution. – Qrrbrbirlbel Sep 19 '12 at 22:25
up vote 3 down vote accepted

I seriously doubt that you will get transparency with dvipdf (which uses dvips), as PostScript has no real concept of transparency.

If you have a recent TeXLive (2010 or newer), your eps will be converted automagically.

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