I just got notice that my Flash 8 BitmapExporter class is currently being used in a real world assignment: on spamrecycling.com it allows users to save images created from the innards of creatively recycled spam emails. To try it yourself, all you have to do is to forward a spam mail you've received to email@example.com. Shortly after you will receive a reply email containing a link to your personal spam recycling tool which allows you to get artistic with the garbage mail. When you are satisfied with the outcome you can take a screenshot and have it sent to your email adress.
The task of the BitmapExporter in this project is to compress and send fullscreen images like this to the server - for more details how this works and why this is more difficult than it might appear check out my original posting and the comments there.Posted at March 22, 2006 06:57 PM | Further reading