Type: Developer Files

Acronym: Flash Document

Editable movie or animation created with Adobe Flash Pro (now Adobe Animate); often saved as a .SWF file for use on the Web; the FLA file is the editable project file saved by the Flash development program; the SWF (or "swiff") file is a compressed format that is viewable in most Web browsers with the Flash plugin.

Flash was originally developed by FutureWave Software (in which the program was named FutureSplash Animator), which was acquired by Macromedia, which merged with Adobe in 2005.