If I want to bring in some jpeg images to Flash that I've sized, cropped etc. in Photoshop. Normally I'd save these images for the web. But what if I'm taking them into Flash to be a part of a swf that I'm making. Doesn't Flash then optimise all the contents on the layers of the fla/swf. And so would reduce the quality of these images again.
If this is what happens then the images could become very low quality.
So what I'm asking is where should I optimise the images? In Photoshop before going to Flash, or leave them alone in Photoshop and just let Flash do the optimising. Or bring them into Flash as a psd or something... I'm a bit confused about this.
PS for sure - much better quality. Then look at your Publish settings in Flash (I believe the quality setting default is 80%, so this should hardly affect quality). You can of course also override the default by changing bitmap properties for individual images (double-click file in the library pane).