Tag Archives: flash


Auto-Save for Flash

My CS4 just crashed.  Again.  Although I try to be good about saving, sometimes I get focused on what I’m doing, and it’s always at these times when Flash decides that clicking that last frame was in some way offensive.  Much swearing ensues and a short break is taken, then I begin that complex string of animations again.

This time though I thought to employ google, and turned up a neat little extension on flashguru: Flash Auto-Save.

Pay no attention to the comment about it not working on CS4, I’ve installed it and it works fine.  The only thing to be aware of is that it needs to be visible at all times, and hiding it in a panel group will stop it working.

I hope this saves more people a bit of fury.


Find SWF dimensions with PHP

Wow, so it’s been a long time since I posted here.  It’s quite alarming to think how much has happened since March 2008!  Hopefully I’ll start posting here more often again, more as a written record of things I’ve found useful that will benefit me.  With that in mind,  here’s something that came up today.  It’s a very simple thing, but I’m going to find it very useful in developing the banner section of Biff’s portfolio site.

It is possible to find the dimensions of a SWF using PHP’s  getimagesize() function.  Here’s an example: