# png image looking very strange

I'm using latex for years, never seen something like this. The png appears like cut, don't even know how to explain.

This is the original image, I mean how it looks when opened by other app (like preview in macos):

And this is what I'm getting on the pdf (when openned by preview or skim):

Interestingly, when I open it in google chrome (also in opera and acrobat reader pro) it looks good.

Not sure if it helps but that image results from a conversion from an hdr image using gdal translate.

Here the code to include the image:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\begin{document}
\begin{figure}
\includegraphics[width=\textwidth]{image.png}
\end{figure}
\end{document}


Any insights on how to proceed?

I guess issue might be related to OS-dependent, bad rendering when embedding transparent images, because I have different behavior depending on viewer. It might be related to PDFKit?

Related issued being discussed at https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/283963/gdal-translate-to-png-looking-bad-when-included-in-latex-document.

• Welcome to TeX.SX! I can't reproduce your error. Please add a minimal working example (MWE), that illustrates your problem. – Bobyandbob May 23 '18 at 15:47
• Your document looks just like the image on my installation, opening the pdf with okular or firefox… Oh, and you shared the imageby embedding it in your post: it is the one at i.stack.imgur.com/Bk3ei.png , right? – Clément May 24 '18 at 3:39
• I'm starting to fill its a macOS PDFKit issue only. So u have access to the original image, MD5 (image.png) = b7c6f5dedab89991833f8f5d1a14ada0? (Sorry for the side question) – KcFnMi May 24 '18 at 3:48
• I can't reprocue the error with the preview of texmaker, Adobe Reader, Firefox 60 or on other browser. - What happens if you zoom in and out? – Bobyandbob May 24 '18 at 4:43
• Zoom in/out works normally. Please try with Skim (skim-app.sourceforge.io) or TeXShop. – KcFnMi May 24 '18 at 5:40