where can i find/download a simple flash creator for free?

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  1. ferdz

    ferdz Member

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    Hello fellow muggers, i just would like to ask where to find a simple flash app for mac? something that would help me create an animated GIF for powerpoint presentation.

    Ive spent the whole morning already looking for this type of utility. I hope someone would be kind enough to give me a hand here.

    thanks.
     
  2. kaffee

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    Hi ferdz,
    A quick reply here:
    [1] If you have Live Type installed and would want to come up with an animated type (fonts), it has a function for exporting to .flv (flash video) format like YouTube movies, among others, after rendering it to movie (but as I understand it, PowerPoint does not recognize .flv, so you'd have to do the additional steps of converting the animation to recognizable formats like .avi, .mpg, .wmv, etc). The nice thing about this app, on the other hand, is it can export the rendered movie as .wmv also, which you can seamlesly intergrate into your PPT presentation. :)

    [2] If you happen to have Photoshop, and are animating images, you can do the animation on ImageReady which can export to Flash (.swf).

    [3] If you have neither apps, and are animating photos, you may try this new and free app called JetPhoto found at the Apple Download site.

    There's still no substitute for Flash, however, as it provides for powerful control over animations. You may still want to download the Trial Version if you're not pressed for time.

    HTH
    :)
     
  3. ferdz

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    thanks kaffee. yes i have imageready but im not sure if the learning curve for this app is steep as i believe adobe's are for pro, but thanks anyway.
     
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    Hi ferdz,
    RE ImageReady: It really is quite simply to use as the functions such as transitions, exporting and such are built into the timeline and the drop-down menu. It is, however, quite limited in other features.
     
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    kaffee - i've just found out about this JetPhoto,

    (for members who are interested, here's the link: http://www.jetphotosoft.com/web/home/

    and it is a nifty little app. best of all it's free.
     
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    Keynote can export to Flash format.
     

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