Adjusting bitmap compression in the Bitmap Properties window


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Adjusting bitmap compression in the Bitmap Properties window

One of the great things about Flash and bitmap images is that you can adjust the compression without messing with the original image file. Once the file is imported into Flash, that original file's information is saved in Flash, and however you change the compression of the file, it is never affected and you can always undo any changes that you make without losing image quality. Let's take a look at how to modify bitmap image compression in Flash. So, if I test my movie, I'll go to Properties and I'll test the movie in Flash, publish to SWF file and take a look at its file size in the SWF History panel.

To publish the movie, I'll go to Control > Test Movie > Test. I'll close the file. Then look in the SWF History section in the Properties panel. Note the file size is 69 kilobytes. By adjusting compression, I can lower that file size a little bit while still retaining the quality of the image. So let's go to the Library. I'll double-click the icon for f...

Adjusting bitmap compression in the Bitmap Properties window
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Adjusting bitmap compression in the Bitmap Properties window provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Todd Perkins as part of the Flash Professional CS5 Essential Training

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Flash Professional
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