Images 2 SWFs

June 18th, 2007 by Slav

This extension was created out of need to quickly wrap png files into swf. I was creating a dynamic multilingual website where each page needed to have an avatar popping out on a page. Of course if there’s only one or 2 you would embed them into the main swf file, but there were quite a few of them, and each of them were using alpha channel.

So you can’t use jpg files , because they don’t have an alpha channel , but you don’t want to use png, because they are too big. Obvious solution is to wrap the pngs into swf files, so you have both alpha channel AND jpeg compression.

This extension lets you select a folder with images you want to wrap, and converts them into swf files of the same filename as the sources.

img2swf screenshot

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One Response

  1. George Profenza

    Hi,

    I find your extension pretty useful. Thanks! One question though, since you have experience with this kind of stuff. What can I do to speedup an animation that uses large images(650×333) frame by frame ?