September 20, 2002
Free Image Export Xtra
Werner Sharp, the person responsible for Director's Imaging Lingo, bestower of alpha channels, quads, and other fun imaging toys to the Director toolset, has generously released as donationware his Sharp Export Xtra.
This free xtra for Director 7 and up allows member exporting in the following formats: BMP(Win-only), PICT(Mac-only), or the crossplatform PNG and JPG formats.
sharpExport -- to export a single member or imageObject sharpExportSelection -- to export the castlib selection
The xtra is not Shockwave-safe, probably due at least in part to the costs of the required certificates from Verisign, which would be prohibitive for a free product, and the additional work it might require from a security perspective, and so its use is restricted to projector implementations.
Very cool stuff -- these guys should be commended for their continuing contributions to the Director developer community.Posted by Lewis Francis at September 20, 2002 11:42 AM