Is there a free tool that allows me to convert a Flash entity (like a Flash ad) into an animated GIF image?

  • Yeah, I want it animated, of course. – Vasi Oct 14 '10 at 13:23

Given the same caveat as Frank there are (apparently) several 3rd party tools that can do this.

SWF Glanda


Aunsoft SWF Converter

Media Convert

Source - word of warning though. That's an old (2008) thread so the products mentioned might not be available any more. However, it might give you a starting point for further searches.


You can use Adobe Flash CS 5 to save an FLA file as an image. It's free for a trial.

  • Does it convert flash to animated gif? – Vasi Oct 14 '10 at 13:23
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    I dont recall. Got to be careful with animated gifs, they can become huge, and gifs never look as great as a png or jpeg because of their color limits. I think adobes tool for animated gifs is Fireworks, although i create them in photoshop with the animation panel. Your best bet for online animation is using some javascript and jquery animate. – Frank Oct 19 '10 at 12:17

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