# Troubleshooting Bannerify
- Thin white line around image exports
- Elements showing up in the wrong position
- Colors/gradients in GIFs look a bit grainy
- Transparency isn't showing in GIFs
- Google Ads not being validated
- Blank file extensions using Figma desktop app on Windows
- Pixelated image exports
- VPN may be required in China
# Thin white line around image exports
Occassionally some images will contain a faint, thin white line around the edges. Figma does this (opens new window) if a layer isn't positioned on a rounded pixel value (eg. Y: 156.76 or X: 56.3) will automatically result in this sub-pixel line getting included in the export. To resolve the issue, please ensure that your layer positions are all rounded pixel values.
# Elements showing up in the wrong position
# Rotated parent frame
This usually occurs if the parent frame has been rotated to something other than 0 degrees (eg. "-90" or "180") before the contents were added, which throws off the positioning of the child layers.
To resolve this, you can create a new unrotated frame with the same dimensions and copy or drag the child layers from the original rotated frame into the new frame with no rotation set.
# Text layer bounding box (cropping)
The other thing that might be throwing off the position or cropping a text layer is if the size of the text box doesn't match the size of the text itself; for example, if there are multiple lines of text, but the "bounding box" height is only very short, this will cause the positioning to be offset incorrectly.
To resolve this, you can tweak the height of the bounding box to match the size of the text content itself.
# Colors/gradients in GIFs look a bit grainy
GIFs are a bit different from normal JPG/PNG images, as they can only contain a maximum of 256 colors. If you're using highly detailed images or gradients with lots of color variation, it's expected that it won't look as sharp or have the same color accuracy as the original images used as the source of the GIF due to this limitation of the GIF format.
# Transparency isn't showing in GIFs
The GIF file format supports either 0% opacity or 100% opacity, but nothing in between. This means that you can have an animated GIF with a completely transparent background behind elements that are completely opaque and visible. This means that layers either need to be completely transparent or not; any layers with lower than 50% opacity will be transparent, while any layers with opacity greater than 50% will be opaque.
# High-res banners not exporting to MP4
If you're exporting high-resolution banners to MP4 video from the plugin, sometimes Figma hits its 2gb memory limit ceiling and can't render out the video file to
.mp4 directly. To workaround this, you can export your banners from Bannerify to the WebM format instead, and then conver the exported
.webm video files to
.mp4 outside of Figma using the Handbrake (opens new window) video transcoder.
# Google Ads not being validated
There are a couple of common reasons why an HTML banner might not be uploading or being validated by Google. Usually, the banner file size will be too large, or the banner sizes don't exactly meet the "standard" sizes.
You can use these services to validate your banners for Google Ads (opens new window) or DoubleClick (opens new window) before uploading them.
# Blank file extensions using Figma desktop app on Windows
There's a known issue with the Figma desktop app (only on Windows), which also happens for normal file exports from Figma. When you go to save your file, you may see an "all files" label. If you ignore this and continue by clicking "Save", it should still save the file with the correct extension and allow you to open it as expected after it has downloaded to your computer. If it still saves the file with a blank extension, you should be able to rename the file to manually append the correct extension to the file name.
# Pixelated image exports
If you're exporting banners while the image assets in Figma are still progressively loading, they may be exported looking pixelated, as the image wasn't fully loaded in the Figma file before it was exported. To resolve this, please ensure that all of the images have loaded 100% and are looking sharp inside the Figma file before exporting your banners with the Bannerify plugin.
To help further with solving this issue, you can use the "Downsizer" feature (opens new window) in TinyImage (opens new window) to shrink down your image fills to match their layer size, which will shrink their file size and ensure they load much faster in your Figma file.
# VPN may be required in China
Please note, if you're in China, the accounts server may be blocked by "The Great Firewall of China". If you're seeing a activation error, despite using a valid key, you will likely need to use a VPN (opens new window) to resolve the issue.