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    how to stop jagged fuzzy images?

    Please help...
    I like to use large images in Flash. (maybe 500px by 200px)
    Everytime I do they look very fuzzy abd jagged. I have tried jpeg, (which seems the best), png, gig and even bringing them into Illustrator and saving them as SWF files in flash. (seems to be the worst)
    I want clear clean images but it never happens.
    help!
    Thanks Anthony

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    when u export to .swf what settings do u use on the pop up screen

    it called jpeg quality (white box next to it with numbers in it) the default on mine is 50, u can change the numbers...

    i tend to export on 80 for most things, note the higher the jpeg number the better the quality and the bigger the file created

    hope this solves it
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    also import into flash as a jpeg or png at 100% quality let flash compress the image dont import a 50% qualty jpeg and then export at 50% from flash, or it will look pants

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    I optimise them heavily in Fireworks and then again in Flash - the quality is still sweet and I'm totally in love with Fireworks' export settings, color matching and optimisation capability . Total seamless integration with Flash MX not to mention how well it deals with vectors.

    I have been thinking about writing a tutorial on this process - I'll try and get something together this week.

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    i agree with u about fireworks, it is much better at getting the size down on files when compared to phsp

    what export settings do u use as a rule ?

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    hey aria,

    what exactly do u mean by optimize? does that mean pulling the slider of the jpeg quality over to 100%?

    sounds like a metal question to ask but yea im curious
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    Originally posted by stone.cold.steve.austin
    hey aria,

    what exactly do u mean by optimize? does that mean pulling the slider of the jpeg quality over to 100%?
    you mean within Flash?

    I optimise using the Bitmap properties panel (Library> Bitmap Properties) and depending on the imported image I go for Jpeg compression or png/gif. The JPEG compression defaults to 50 but you can take it down more and test it at the same time to see if the quality loss is acceptable or not.


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    Originally posted by Black_phoenix


    what export settings do u use as a rule ?
    Usually if working with gifs, I go for an 'adaptive' palette or if it's pngs I take it down to PNG8 to see how and if it can handle that.

    Then I take it down to 64 colors and start removing colors manually, also if i want to match my Flash movie's bg I select a 'no transparency' setting and match the matte using the same rgb values .

    I am getting a tutorial together this week and will post the link here when its done

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    thanks aria, that would be cool
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