First, you need to find a number of images and then manipulate them which can be accomplished in two ways. A graphics program can be used, for example Photoshop, which will preserve the image better if it needs to go through a major resize, especially if you have to make a picture significantly larger. All the images should be considerably wider then they are vertical (writing being more often than not a horizontal exercise) and preferably the same size. Bear in mind that they need to cover a large area so don't be surprised if the pictures are 500 pixels wide.
However, you can always opt to resize the image in Flash instead of using an image editor. Regardless, you may have to alter the image size slightly once it is in Flash. Besides, resizing the image in Flash may be suitable depending on your image preferences: strange proportions and lost detail resulting from a resize may go unnoticed as the images flash on and off the screen too quickly to make a significant difference. If you have opted to resize the image in Flash, it will be addressed a little lower in this tutorial.
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