Creating Flash Files for Free

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Flash isn’t just a super hero. It’s also a program that helps you create rich media experiences, while having small output file sizes.

Since its introduction in 1996, Flash technology has become a popular method for adding animation and interactivity to web pages; several software products, systems, and devices are able to create or display Flash. Flash is commonly used to create animation, advertisements, various web-page components, to integrate video into web pages, and more recently, to develop rich Internet applications.

Adobe Flash Player (formerly known as Macromedia Flash Player) is probably the most widely recognized Flash program. It’s an excellent program, for sure. However, you’re going to pay quite a chunk of money for it.

There is also a lesser-known… but in my opinion, better… program called Swish. Now with support for components, a content library and assets, a new effects browser, in place text editing, video/image/sound effects as well as an improved interface, script editor, drawing tools and internal player. The drawback, of course, is that it costs around $150.00.

Why pay this much for a program to create simple Flash files? If you’re an average user, or need to create simple things, why not use a completely free program? Enter Powerbullet Presenter. Powerbullet Presenter is a small, simple and free program for creating presentations in the Flash format. You don’t need any experience to create slick animated presentations by simply typing, clicking and dragging. Most commonly-used operations are available with a button click or two, and there are handy keyboard shortcuts for most operations. For instance, using the up and down arrow keys – in conjunction with the Control and Shift key – dynamically increases or decreases the font size, giving you instant feedback.

Why pay hundreds of dollars for a program when you can get an excellent alternative for free? Check out the Powerbullet Presenter before you create your next Flash project.

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