Flash movie resizes...

Mar 06, 2012

I have a callout that I made in Flash. It's a small ring that flashes around a pointer as shown below. However, what's you're seeing below is what the callout looks like after opening the Outline view. The resizing of the course to show the outline causes the swf file to resize to the below. Is it possible to lock the size of the swf so it does not resize?

11 Replies
James Starr

I think it's definitely Articulate that's making it look bad. Not sure what my options are.

I know my flash movie is 57x59, however, when Imported into Articulate Presenter, it automatically makes it larger. Take a peek... The first image is the size when first imported into PPT. The second image is the correct size of the original flash movie.

David Anderson

Hey James,

Yes, I did get a chance to look at it and I think I see what's going on. I put together a quick Screenr to walk through my troubleshooting process.

The issue is likely caused by resizing graphics in Flash. That's been a long-standing "no-no" in Flash For whatever reason, Flash doesn't handle bitmap resizing too well. If you resize your graphic in Photoshop > export to png > import to Flash you'll see a big improvement. 

The other thing you can do is set your object's quality settings to lossless gif/png and not use the default photo jpg settings. That will also make a big difference.

I hope that helps but please let me know if you're still not seeing the quality you expected.

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