I'm currently thinking about developing a Flash app that will:

1. Allow a user to import an external image
2. Display the image in a thumbnail
3. Display the height and width of the actual image size

... and so on, adding a host of options to meet my requirements.

I've tried looking around for tutorials but found nothing that can cover the first three steps of my app. Is it actually possible to get flash to load an external image on demand and display it in such a thumbnail way with height/width .... ???

If anyone can point me in the right direction on how to get even started on this it would be most appreciated!