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Chapter 6. Importing Graphics > Editing Bitmaps in an Outside Editor

Editing Bitmaps in an Outside Editor

You can edit a bitmap in its native program or some other image editing tool. Once it is resaved to the hard drive, you can update the bitmap in Flash. You can also import another image to replace the bitmap in the Library. In either case, every copy of the bitmap used in the Flash movie (including bitmap fills) will update with these changes. This is a convenient way to make global changes to bitmap art included in your project.

Update an Image Edited Outside of Flash

1.
Import a bitmap into Flash.

2.
Edit this bitmap in an outside image-editing program of your choice (such as Adobe Photoshop), and then save to the hard drive.

3.
In Flash, open the Library panel, and then select the bitmap from the item list.

4.
Click the Properties icon in the bottom of the panel or double-click the bitmap file in the list.

5.
Click Update.

6.
Click OK.

The bitmap updates to the new version saved to your drive.


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