I'm totally new to ActionScript, and I'm pretty new to Flash too, I had a few classes a couplea years ago, and that's about it.
Long term goal: I'd like to write an .exe file that randomly picks images from a directory or directories and shrinks or zooms them and puts them in random places, maybe altering their appearance in an interesting way.
Short term goal: I want to write a flash program that will, upon being executed, :
Detect the monitor size and fill the screen
Pick a jpg file from a directory
Resize the jpg if necessary to be no higher than the screen height (without distorting the image)
Display it centered in the middle of the screen
Display it for ten seconds
After this much is accomplished, I'll post another question which will modify this basic program to do more sophisticated stuff, like pick a random file from a directory, resize the file to a random size, crop the file randomly, etc.
I don't really mind if you guys write the code for me, but best-case-scenario would be me learning as I go and being able to make my own modifications.
Thanks for looking!