Smoothing resized distorted images in Flex

For some strange reason, the images that are resized in flex appear pixelated (lose their sharpness) and look like low resolution pictures. Turns out there is a very simple solution to this, as highlighted by Ronald – we just need to create a smoothing function and apply it to the image.

Sake of convenience, repeating his solution here –

<!--?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?-->

<![CDATA[ //call this function from where ever you need Image Smoothing

       var myBitmap:Bitmap = (( as Image).content as Bitmap);
       if (myBitmap != null) { myBitmap.smoothing = true;}


<!--Usage: call complete="smoothImage(event) from image component ) -->

Why this happens in the first place, I don’t know, but this sure is a good solution.

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