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Flash 4 – how to get the best clarity / resolution from imported high res jpgs

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I am aware of publishing settings (quality settings)

Are there any other tips for getting crisp clear pictures in flash 4?

Im using high res pics but flash seems to make them look slightly blurry.

Any tips anyone?
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Some things you can try:

1. In the public settings (html tab) try setting ths scale mode to "No scale".
2. In the library open the image properties turn allow smooting off. You could also try lossless compression if the bluring is being cause by jpg compression.

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Thank you for the fast reply.

Am I better off bring in a pic at full resolution of say a meg and then letting flash do the crunching (reduce quality in library /or publishing ) to reduce the file size

Or

resizing it to the exact pixel width required using a third part ap like paint shop and turning
 features off for compression etc?

Im alright a flash, can find my way around it.



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You should definitly resize the file first in another package (paint shop should be fine), otherwise the full size image data will get included in your swf. And yes turn off compression, from paint shop save your file in a lossless format. PNG is probably the best to use as it can handle alpha channels.
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Ive an old version of paint shop pro ver 5 and I dint see any "alpha" settings there for pngs ...

I think I might use my fireworks MX and export. (although the wizard is a bit time consuming)  
I see it has ping 32 which includes "alpha" you were speaking of.

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If you don't need alpha channels then use windows bitmap (.bmp) or macintosh pict (.pct, .pict)
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What do alpha channels do? Dont know if I need them.


thanks for your help so far

FYI - Im posting another question on font optimisation in a few seconds in the flash section

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Oh what the best format if the pic contains glass or pics in general for best result?
Does flash have a favourite?

I will run with png for now anyway.
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One lossless format is as good as any other.
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Thanks for all you help.

Q answered.

You might know the answer to this as well?
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/WebDevSoftware/Flash/Q_22056906.html



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