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Scratch 2.0 Game Development HOTSHOT by Sergio van Pul, Jessica Chiang

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Creating and importing sprites

There are a few places in the Scratch editor where we can create or import images. If you used Scratch before, you will be familiar with them already. What has changed is that you can now draw images in two different ways. It's now possible to create sprites as bitmap images or as vector images. Each of these modes has some advantages and disadvantages.

Engage thrusters

As mentioned before, we can import images from the default library or from our local hard drive. We can do this for the Stage object while adding a new sprite, and also in the Costumes tab to add a new costume. You'll see that the same icons are repeated thrice in these three locations.

The more interesting addition is the toggle between Convert to bitmap ...

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