I do not have the defintive answer to know if this will work as desired for you, but you should be able to set the smoothing property to the loaded image, but not until after it has been loaded. So you'd need to have listeners to detect when loading has completed. Then you should be able to use...
Bitmap(smallimageloader.content).smoothing = true;
Thanks very much, that was the right direction. I tried the following event:
if(e.currentTarget.content is Bitmap)
Bitmap(e.currentTarget.content).smoothing = true;
and it works very nicely.
You're welcome... glad it worked out
Quick note to say thanks, this just helped me out too!