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So here's my first real post, and it's a question. I would really really appreciate any help from anyone.

I am trying to convert a Flash site to a static HTML site with regular old text and images. Is this possible? All I really need are the images from the flash site, but I don't understand how flash sites work, and therefore how to get the images off of them.

If someone could maybe nudge me in the right direction I would certainly be thankful. I can figure alot of stuff out on my own, but with this I really have no idea where to begin.

Thanks,

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phew thank god your done making fake ones... if you are just trying to get images off of the flash then you could always just take screenshots
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wow... I have no idea what you're talking about. But at least I have a starting point, thanks!
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You obviously couldn't sort through IH8Purple's crude humor so I'll point
you in a more serious direction.

If you can open the original flash file (.fla I believe, not the online file) you
should be able to select images directly from there. If not you could use
ALT+PrtScr (next to F12) and then paste it into your favorite image editor.

I am moving this post to the flash forum (don't worry, everyone makes
mistakes)!
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if you just want the images, just make sure you can see the entire image clearly then press <Prt Scr> then open your favorite imaging editing program, paste, then crop away stuff that isn't part of the image

The "phew, thank God you are done making fake ones" is in response to "my first real post"
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hmm b_heyer beat me to it while I was typing... :evil:
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recreating the site in html is certainly easiest if you can access
the fla file. If not, IH8Purple's way is still pretty good just some
extra steps.
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OK, thanks alot for all the help (even sarcastic help is better than no help at all *smile*). But what about .swf files? Is there a different method of using those or is it the same?
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a .fla file is the unexported version of a .swf
you cannot access the source files in a .swf as it is already exported. with the .fla you can change and edit anything, including taking out the images.

if you cannot access the .fla the above options will work
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there are swf decompilers out there, that will allow you to strip
away and export from an swf. It's been discussed many times,
but it's original intention is generally not how it's used, which
is to recover info, pics, etc from an swf where the fla is now gone
by it's author or owner. It's use more often than not, is to rip from
designers and steal images, sounds etc.

Assuming the swf you are working with islegal and approved
by it's owner, you could check out this option as well.
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Well the thing is, that I'm re-designing a page for my company that was oringinally made by someone else in flash format. As much as I love flash sites, my boss wants this one static. I need some of the images from the original page because the company has lost them or something. All I have to work with is a cd-rom with the original flash website on it. There are lots of .swf files, but no .fla files that I can find. Am I better off looking somewhere else or taking new pictures?
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as i said, since it's yours and you have the right to work with
the swf as you choose, look into getting a decompiler.

Sothinks SWF Decompiler is probably the most popular one,
and it's easy to use. Check into that if you really want to keep
the images you used before.

Other than that, as said previously a few times, screenshots
are an option. Or just move on to something totally new and
use different images altogether.

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