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    I am just starting with flash mx, used flash 5 for a long time. I have heard a lot about different compression methods in mx, and support for a larger range of formats.

    My question is, which is the best image format to import, that will be compressed very well with the swf, without losing too much quality?

    Thanks!

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    and the best image format to import images into flash? .png

    it has it's own alpha channel and good compression.



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    PNG offers more advantages over other format's such as GIF's especially in compression, color and transparency. PNG uses lossless compression so you will see no quality degradation from the original.

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    And the compression is good? I don't want to have to end up with a 1mb movie just because the format is good. I haven't had a chance to test the compression out myself, so that is why I'm asking.

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    Yes, the compression is good, the file size is low. You will see no quality degradation. You can then compress the image more in your publish settings and reduce the file size until you get a nice balance between quality and file size depending on which is more important in your case.

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    Alright, thanks a lot for your help. (And aversions) It honestly never occured to me to use png, and I am not sure why... hehe.

    Anyways, Thanks!

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    No problem, I'm glad to help

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