.SWI files are Flash animation project files that save Flash animation data as it is created. When Flash animation data are exported into .SWF files, they become Flash animation files that can be viewed in a wide variety of programs.
A .SWI file is a Flash animation project file created with SWiSH.
SWiSH is a company that produces Flash animation software programs. It has a variety of programs that can create Flash files, convert .MP3 files into Flash files and convert Flash files into video files.
Programs that Open .SWI Files
SWiSH Max3 and SWiSH miniMax3 are SWiSH's Flash animation-creating programs. SWiSH Max3 was developed primarily for graphic artists and Web professionals, whereas SWiSH miniMax3 was developed more for business users and students.
Exporting .SWI Files
.SWI Flash project files can be exported into .SWF files, which are Flash animation files.
Differences between .SWI Files and .SWF Files
.SWI files are not actual Flash animation files, in that they merely save the Flash animation data as it is being worked on. Once .SWI files are converted to .SWF files, they become Flash animation files that are able to be played in programs like Adobe Flash Player and Web browsers that have the Adobe Flash plug-in installed.
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