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Author: Jonathan Kaye | Website:

Enter the Distortion Nightmares

I've run into this image-distortion problem several times on a couple of computers, so it likely is happening to other people, too. Hopefully the trick I found can help you avoid pulling as much hair out of your head as I have (and I really didn't have much hair there to begin with!).

When I import an image (in the case above a JPEG file), then convert it to a symbol (in the case above, a graphic), the image is clean and everything is fine. When I want to apply some transitional effect to the graphic, I "Add Keyframe" to insert that symbol at the end of my transition.

In this example, I just inserted the keyframe right after the original, but it didn't matter how far away I inserted that frame. The action in the second frame of this movie is "stop ()". This movie (notgood.swf), when played by itself, results in Image 1 (try zooming in to see how bad this distortion is if it's not so apparent at this size and compare it to image 2, below).

Image 1
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Added: 2001-02-15
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