March 22, 2006
Flash BitmapExporter in Action

I just got notice that my Flash 8 BitmapExporter class is currently being used in a real world assignment: on 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 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

Cool website, it takes forever and a day to upload the image though.

I guess there's just no easy fast way to do it from flash 8. I look forward to 8.5, where PNG compression is simple, and JPEG compression is possible.

Posted by: David R on March 23, 2006 04:08 AM

thanks again for the BitmapExporter. the project wouldn't have been quite the same without the option to save the resulting artwork anytime one pleases.

upload-time is indeed an issue, especially if you leave the image to draw for some hours and lots of tiny little lines cover the whole screen. but then again- the reward for the wait is worth it ;)

Posted by: Marko Ritter on March 24, 2006 02:39 PM
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