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    How do I "thin" my graphics?

    I am having a big "stall" when my graphics are loading.
    I have heard there are some utils out there that will
    make graphics more "web friendly"
    Can someone tell me some of them?

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    Macromedia Fireworks MX may be able to help you out there. You can set the target size of the graphic you want to export.

    Hope that helps.

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    Thin Graphics?

    Putting your graphics on a diet. I have found it best to save graphics in PNG format, and use the compression tools in Swish. You will find the properties button on the object panel of the image you inserted into your movie. I have set graphics as low as 10% quality and still maintained the beauty of the image. Play around with it.

    If you want a really good compression program that compresses all graphic formats, try XAT. Com.

    If you want to squash the entire movie down then try SWF Compressor
    WildChili.com

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    Just as a note, I believe the next version
    of Swish will allow for more advanced image
    compression. Good news for us! lol


    I would just, like dkriese said, use the
    properties panel to set the compression
    of the images that you insert into your
    movie.


    Good luck!
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    Not sure that PNG is always the best option, whilst it is a format I wish was used and developed more.

    Swish can compress your graphics pretty well on it's own, as Venoi said, use the properties panel, then visually check the results untill you reach the compromise we all have to reach. (quality V download time)

    I usually compress my graphics in Photoshop but this is probably just habit, SWish does an excellent job of it on it's own.

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    Not sure that PNG is always the best option, whilst it is a format I wish was used and developed more.

    Swish can compress your graphics pretty well on it's on, as Venoi said, use the properties panel, then visually check the results untill you reach the compromise we all reach.

    I usually compress my graphics in Photoshop but this is probably just habit, SWish does an excellent job of it on it's own.

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    More compression

    I have worked as a graphic designer for 8 years and have used photoshop since version 5.0, so thats a few years, and I love photoshop, but what I have found that does an outstanding job on it's own for JPG, is a free product Irfranview! http://www.irfranview.com

    My photoshop images have had hundreds of layers, and have sometimes reached 50 meg! (PSD format of course) save to JPG maybe 5 meg in the end and reopened and saved in Irfanview has reduced the images to half!

    I say PNG as it has the very best image resolution, tho not seen well in HTML, PNG is great for Swish.

    I download SwishMax, and it is torture waiting for this to be released, the image properties panel is outstanding!!!!! as is everything else with this new version.
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    I've often heard in the past that PNG works really
    well with Flash MX. I never thought much of it, until
    I actually tried it. Now that dkriese has mentioned
    that he uses it in Swish, I've also decided to test
    it out. Surprisingly, it works so well with all SWF
    movies. Wow...

    Unfortunately, PNG is extremely uncommon with HTML. lol
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