I noticed that the blend mode option is offered only to
movieclips, and not BitmapData's...and even then it's extremely
slow if you're working with gradient fills, and trying to render
100's of them in real time. My question was if there are other
options in doing this, preferably with BitmapData, and not
requiring to use a movieclip, fast? Corel Photopaint does the "If
Lighter" operation very fast, so why can't Flash?