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Subject: Re: FLASH: Using bitmaps in Flash
From: Marc Hoffman, Poison Dart Frog Media
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2000 20:50:10 GMT

At 06:17 PM 1/22/00 , you wrote:

>Pardon the ignorance of such a question, but what is the best way of
>importing an existing bitmap image into Flash? Is there a format which works
>better. All of my attempts (mainly with Jpegs) leave the imported image
>looking blocky (for want of a better word).

Flash4 can be set (in Export dialog) to preserve original jpeg compression,
in which case your images should not suffer any. But my own experience is
that Flash does a very good job of compressing bitmaps, so I usually opt to
import images in .bmp format and then play with the Flash jpeg export
quality setting to find the lowest acceptable quality. If you need to
retain transparency of images in Flash using Windows, you should import gif
or png.

Marc Hoffman

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