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Thread: Image SIZE - jpg or vector better?

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    Help!
    I need to use a large .jpg as the background in a Flash presentation. I know that there is the option to convert a jpg to vector, within Flash.
    Is this better? Does it cut down on file size and loading time?
    I tried it before, and it seemed to make the file bigger.
    (Yes, I was tweening it.)
    This particular presentation will be on a PC, not on the web, so I'd like a response for both a web-based situation and a static PC situation, please.
    Thanks!

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    Don't bother for either situation. It will most likely make the file bigger because it basically makes a vector image out of each pixel.

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    use the jpeg option, tracing a bitmap (jpg, gif, etc) into a vector is only worth while if your image has few curves and corners. A complex image as a vector will be much larger than a jpg or gif.

    there's no advantage to tracing a bitmap, if you have an image you want to be able to tween in some way it can work, but generally not.


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