I'm running InDesign CC and have been trying to export a swf image file just under 40kb. Swf is the accepted file format for an online ad campaign and I'm struggling finding the best way to combine quality and file size. The image is static. If I could use a png or jpg I would...
The exported swf file was originally 400kb. I changed the settings and lowered it to 250kb. I then tried exporting the image through InDesign and the smallest file size I could get was 130kb with decent quality after exporting as a jpg, linking it back in and re-exporting. Unfortunately lowering the quality of the jpg only helped lower it from 250kb to 130kb... Not quite enough... Suggestions on exporting smaller swf files via InDesign would be greatly appreciated.
Flash keeps exporting files sized at 9kb and they are horrible quality. Any advice on how to change the export settings in Flash to improve the image quality and maximise my 40kb limit would also be greatly appreciated!
InDesign has never exported small SWF files. Given the fact that it’s
about as dead a format as it can be, I wouldn’t count on it getting any
For Flash questions, ask in the Flash forum.
Yeah this is the first time I have ever come across a need for this file format... I definitely don't recommend using InDesign or Flash (unless you really know what you're doing).
I ended up using Illustrator CC. Gave me more options in the advanced settings for exporting the swf files so I could find the perfect compromise in quality and file size.
Suggestions on exporting smaller swf files via InDesign would be greatly appreciated.
ID swfs are very heavy—even a blank page is 100K. Your only option would be to export an FLA and code it in FlashPro