grainy image in animated gif export... why?

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Hi,
I'm just beginning to try out Flash. I'm clearly doing something wrong. I created a very simple image of a black and white (well, black and mauve, actually) photo of a face fading in on a plain mauve ground. When I export it as an animated gif, it is very grainy/speckled in appearance yet it looks fine when open in Fireworks. I converted it to a symbol to use it and exported it as 256 colours.

What am I doing wrong?? Something obvious, no doubt.

I'm using Flash in Macromedia Studio MX

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Flash is not a very effective tool for creating animated gifs. I
would recommend using Image Ready by Adobe, or Ulead's
product for gif production.
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I gotta agree with UNFLUX, i've gotten some crappy results from making animated gifs from Flash.
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Hi,
thanks. I have Image Ready, never used it but I'll give it a go and see what happens with my animated gif there.

Can .swf files be placed in wepages? When I go to insert an image in a web page, animated gifs show up in Dreaweaver XP but .swf ones don't, so I can't select one. I don't know anything about .swf files but my animation is saved as one of those too and I expected that to show up when I was in Dreamweaver.
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.swf files can be displayed in web pages via the EMBED object.

You can go to File/Publish to publish the .swf and .html file of your movie. Open up the HTML file and check out the source code for the .swf embedding.

Either that or I believe Dreamweaver has the ability to insert one via the "Insert" menu.

It won't display in Dreamweaver because it requires your browser to have a plugin installed. Since Dreamweaver is not a browser, it doesn't have the plugin. WHen you view the page with a browser that does have the plugin, all should be well.

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