I have used Catalyst to build a portfolio site and the download time is way to long. This is my first time using Catalyst and I have optimized images to decrease download time and size of swf. Can anyone possibly take a look at my fxp file to see where I need to attack this issue? Here is the link...
Do you have any unused images that might be adding to the size? Could file formats be changed PNG to JPG (or reverse)? Are the images linked?
If you right-click on the image in the Library panel, you can select "Convert to Linked Image". This will remove the image from being included in the initial SWF. It will cause a slight delay as each image is fetched from the server as the user clicks an image.
Hope this helps.