SuperImage can help with Flex images performance

I got this Flex question from one of our Flex clients at On3:

“Aside from what I read here on image caching… http://userflex.wordpress.com/2008/07/28/image-caching/  do I have other options for improving performance of image rendering for flex? (Ex. I have to render 50+ low res images per page.) I realize for more ‘static’ images you can embed them in the .swf file but this does not seem like a nice approach as these images could change frequently and they have corresponding persisted meta-data. Do you know of any similar flex projects that serve up a lot of media and how they optimize download and rendering performance?”

My advice was to check out Ely Greenfield’s SuperImage class.

The examples and download are at the bottom of the post.

About Rob Rusher

In his role as Principal Consultant for On3, Rob leads an software development practice to help his clients build rich Internet applications for the desktop, browser, and mobile devices, and to rapidly increase their knowledge and skills to better support their organization's goals. Rob is an Adobe Certified Expert, Community Professional, and Certified Instructor. He has taught and mentored the technical teams at HP, Overstock, Paychex, SAS, the FedEx, and other Government and Fortune 100 organizations. Rob has co-authored four best-selling books on building secure, cutting-edge and rapidly developed applications using Adobe AIR, ColdFusion and Flex. He is very active in organizing and speaking at RIA, Adobe LiveCycle, mobile conferences, and user groups. In addition to growing his software consulting practice, On3, Rob has been building expertise in rich client application development on a wider variety of devices and platforms that extend the applications to change the way we all create and live.