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Subject: Re: FLASH: RE: Flash3, Toy or serious designer tool?
From: John Croteau
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 18:32:20 GMT

Hi Michael,

> >However I think a few things might need to be pointed out. For one: most
> >FLash3 sites still have that that sore "vector vs. jpg" thumb. THis means when
> >tying in Vector images with imported jpgs, they usually dont complement one
> >another since Vector is so crisp and images exported in Flash have awful
> >"banding" habits.

> I have just started in on Flash. I fulfill designs for a very creative art
> director who uses a lot of airbrushed gradients. I was shocked (excuse pun)
> to find out that I had to use Flash's jpg'ing and couldn't set up my
> jpgs in photoshop.
> Why can't flash jpg a gradient without banding when photoshop can? Why
> can't I link or import a file that has been successfully jpg'ed in another > program? or can I? Any help?
First no matter what program you use you should not import as a .jpg
JPEG is a lossy format and should be used for final delivery only.
Working copies should remain as BMPs, PICTs or any compatible lossless

> I agree with Gary, the flash sites are much too vector looking.
> Look at the difference in these backgrounds:
This is a difference because you haven't learned how to use the gradient
tool in Flash. And you did not do justice to the original concept at all
in this case.

> No flash jpg: http://www.trilliumdesign.com/esi/noflash.html
131K for complete page

> Flash gradient: http://www.trilliumdesign.com/esi/
32K for complete page.

Note, I could create a vector background in Flash that would look very
similar to the jpeg background gradient. And it wouldn't have the dotted
aberations that appear in esi_left_6. Though you couldn't create an
exact copy you can make a background very similar to the original.

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