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Subject: Re: FLASH: bitmaps quality
From: John Croteau
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 14:11:38 +0100

Hi Chris,

> > Whether in Flash or another program generally the best results are only
> > to compress an image once with a lossy compression format such as JPEG.
> > This is especially true with Flash. Keep your image without adding jpeg
> > artifacts (noise) until your final export and you will find that mostly
> > your file will be smaller and image quality better. Import into Flash as
> > bmp or pict file not jpeg.
> I've found even with importing uncompressed picts, I still get crappy
> results from a 100% jpeg export.
You should also try the Lossless option for exporting a bitmap (in the

> So I went back and indexed my picts
> and saved them as gifs ... they looked ten times better on export
> and file size still stayed low. I'd try gif images ... lossless
> compression ... very good results IMO.
Indexing colors is just one way that may work to prep images for import
into Flash.
The 2 things that will keep a compressed image size down are:
1) Reduction of noise
2) Increasing areas of the same color.
Note, once indexed importing into Flash as gif or bmp is the same since
both are lossless.
Color reduction may or may not give good results depending on the
You can also use manual methods using tools like the magic wand and
lasso toools to prep your pictures for importing into Flash (or final
conversion to export format (such as jpeg).

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