Now that we’ve determined the best PNG compressors to create PNG images with, let’s delve into the world of JPEG compressors. As with PNG, we have multiple options to choose from in our Flash apps when we’re looking to encode images such as screenshots. Which is best? Today’s article delves into each compressor’s performance and file size efficiency.
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Does the type of image matter when you’re compressing it to PNG? Does it affect performance? Size? This week’s article looks into these questions to find out how each of the PNG compressors performs on three different types of images: an icon, a photo, and random noise.
For a change, today’s article has nothing to do with performance. Instead, I’m going to tackle a simple task that I find myself doing all the time while working with Flash UIs: displaying icons. It sounds boring and, well, it really aught to be. However, I’m constantly asked by UI designers to populate some list item clips, frames, other other little holders with icons that are dynamically loaded by context. I figure that many others must be asked to do the same, so today’s article shows you a little function to help with that task.