Flash: SWFTools

SWFTools is a collection of utilities for working with Adobe Flash files (SWF files). The tool collection includes programs for reading SWF files, combining them, and creating them from other content. SWFTools has been reported to work on Solaris, Linux (32/64 bit), FreeBSD, OpenBSD, HP-UX, Solaris, MacOS X and Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista. The current collection is comprised of the programs detailed below:

  • PDF2SWF: A PDF to SWF Converter
  • SWFCombine: A multi-function tool for inserting SWFs into Wrapper SWFs, contatenating SWFs, stacking SWFs
  • SWFStrings: Scans SWFs for text data
  • SWFDump: Prints out various informations about SWFs
  • JPEG2SWF: Takes one or more JPEG pictures and generates a SWF slideshow from them
  • PNG2SWF: Like JPEG2SWF, only for PNGs
  • GIF2SWF: Converts GIFs to SWF
  • WAV2SWF: Converts WAV audio files to SWFs
  • AVI2SWF: Converts AVI animation files to SWF
  • Font2SWF: Converts font files (TTF, Type1) to SWF
  • SWFBBox: Allows to read out, optimize and readjust SWF bounding boxes
  • SWFC: A tool for creating SWF files from simple script files
  • SWFExtract: Allows to extract Movieclips, Sounds, Images etc. from SWF files
  • AS3Compile: A standalone ActionScript 3.0 compiler

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