Filtering display objects

Flash Player 9 and later, Adobe AIR 1.0 and later

Historically, the application of filter effects to bitmap images has been the domain of specialized image-editing software such as Adobe Photoshop® and Adobe Fireworks®. ActionScript 3.0 includes the flash.filters package, which contains a series of bitmap effect filter classes. These effects allow developers to programmatically apply filters to bitmaps and display objects and achieve many of the same effects that are available in graphics manipulation applications.