[TAG] Re: .SWF files (Flash)
sluggoster at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 01:50:44 MSK 2006
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On 2/8/06, shane <shane_collinge at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I've had this discussion with multiple people already (including Ben) and have a few comments:
> (1) I can understand the whole "proprietary" thing. But the file's a free download, people have
> been using Real Player for years, nobody's complained too loudly about that. And the download
> doesn't install malware or anything.
> (2) SWF are insanely small file sizes with comparably, insanely high file quality that fit ANY
> screen res - something JPGs don't do.
> (3) SWF files can't be ripped off and manipulated as easily as JPGs can
> (4) I'm not being paid for any of the drawing, so I guess I can therefore choose my medium!
> (5) There are other tools to create SWFs - you don't need to buy Flash, I've even seen ways to
> create it via PHP.
> Ummm... SWF seems to be the latest evolutionary step in my technique, because of the high quality
> finish with low file size, plus the nice colours and ability to animate. Whether it's embracing
> the devil or not, I don't know. But that's where I am right now, I guess. Sorry to the people that
> don't agree with this technique.
No problem, man. I just didn't know what direction you were going or
why. Whether the .SWF were just occasional or permanent, whether you
felt they were a better long-term media for you or what. That's
separate from the discussion of LG, and as I've said I've given up
control over that. I was just surprised the change had happened
without a discussion or even announcement in LG, but I've been sick
for the past month so maybe I've missed it. But none of it is your
fault. I'm glad you're still making cartoons.
Mike Orr <sluggoster at gmail.com>
(mso at oz.net address is semi-reliable)
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