are usually generated with the help of the following Adobe products: Adobe® Flash® Professional and Adobe Flex Builder™. The source FLA files (or Flex source files if Adobe Flex Builder™ is used) are developed with Adobe® Flash®, further on they are compiled into a SWF file. This means FLA files (or Flex source files) contain the source material for SWF and if you want to change SWF
, you need to open its source
FLA with Adobe® Flash® Professional (or Flex source files with Adobe Flex Builder™), edit and compile SWF again with the corrections made.
But what if I have lost the source FLA and I need to change the SWF... what should be done, how to get FLA from SWF?
Or what if I paid for the Flash banner and the developer refuses to give me the source code... what should I do to extract FLA out of SWF?
Writing this project again with Adobe® Flash® Professional or Adobe Flex Builder™.
Disadvantages: Writing the whole project again, especially if the file is complex, is extremely time consuming. Besides it is necessary to possess profound knowledge of Flash technology.
Give the file to a specialist, so that this person would recreate the source seeing the resulting file.
Disadvantages: The professional Flash development services can be very expensive.
It is evident that none of the solutions allows to quickly and at reasonable price restore the source code file(s) if you have only the compiled SWF left.
Solution by Eltima:
Eltima offers new and convenient solution - inexpensive tool for converting SWF files into editable Flash files! Now to get the source you just need to have the SWF file and Flash Decompiler by Eltima.
So, you can extract the source FLA or Flex source files out of SWF and work with them in Adobe® Flash® or Adobe Flex Builder™
More than that, you are able to:
elements (images, sounds, links, texts) right form the software interface and save the changes at once
Extract the source FLA or Flex source files out of SWF and work with them in Adobe® Flash® or Adobe Flex Builder™
objects (images, sounds, videos, etc.) into various formats as separate files
Work with ActionScript (view/copy/paste/global search)
In this section Flash Decompiler is presented as SWF to FLA Converter, we have also created a SWF to FLA HOW-TO Area, which will help you easily learn the basics of using our software.