Antialiasing
in Flash 5

One of the best qualities of Flash is its ability to handle the zooming of elements without having them lose quality. For example, see example below:

To see how good Anti-Aliasing really is, right click on the Green A and choose Zoom In. You can do this repeatedly, yet you'll see no difference in type quality, and the colors show no traces of pixelation.

Always, Anti-Aliasing is turned on by default, but if you wish to, you may disable it (but Flash Viewers can enable it by simply right clicking on the animation and choosing High Quality:

  1. Go to File > Publish Settings
     
  2. Click on the Tab marked HTML on the top of the window.
     
  3. Now click on the drop down menu next to quality, and choose the lowest possible. See image below:

A screenshot of the Flash 4 Quality adjustment window.

So, you may be wondering....what's the difference between High and Best. The main difference is, that High does not smooth out images you have in your animation, but Best does smooth images out. Usually High is the default format used by Flash because the Best format is very demanding on system resources. Whew..aren't glad you know that now?

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