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Author: Daron D. Sneed | Website:

Okay, we've all become experts at actionscript, and the more "technical" side of Flash...well, I am still working on that actually. But I found a very simple way to CROP those images you imported inside of flash and not need to go back and forth between your favorite image editing software.

Here's how:

  1. Start new project. (duh)
  2. Click on FILE_IMPORT (or Ctrl+R)
  3. Find your image and click to import 4. Then with your image on the work area, click on it once to select it.
  4. Then go to MODIFY_BREAK APART (or Ctrl+B)
  5. Now drag a selection box over the area of the image you wish to crop and hit delete.
  6. Boom! You did it!

I know this might be obvious to some people and a revelation to others. I just hope it is helpful to someone. I know I have worked with Flash for 5+ years and just acccidentally figured this out since Macromedia makes no mention of cropping images in their help files. I also did a little searching on the web and found no mention of it.

Have fun and keep up the good work!

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  • thnx

    Posted by gf on 10/08/2012 12:55pm

    das sweet, thnx

  • A better way I think

    Posted by vailixi T on 08/09/2012 02:52pm

    Drag a rectangle without fill around the are you wish to crop. Click outside the rectangle and hit delete. cheers VT

  • Good way to delete

    Posted by vailixi T on 08/09/2012 02:48pm

    This does not cropping. This is how you delete a selection. After step 5., move the selection out of the way and then delete the rest. Cheers VT

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