The acquisition in 2005 of Macromedia by Adobe was a great surprise in the small world of multimedia creation. High hopes of software compatibility was born.
Adobe had us hoping for greater flexibility in graphic production and for more effective graphic tools. At the time of the merger, many people wondered which software, between Fireworks and Image Ready, would remain in the Adobe family.
Fireworks was the winner!
As you may know, Fireworks is a software dedicated to graphic design for websites and Web applications. It allows work on both vector elements and bitmap elements. It includes a number of possibilities offered by other software of the type, without going as far.
The advantage is that by combining all of these features, it reduces working time significantly when used properly.
Unfortunately, even when you’re being careful, Fireworks, with its great flexibility, is plagued by its bugs. Who has not cursed at the appearance of the famous insufficient-memory warning? And that even when you have just upgraded your RAM and run it in 64-bit Windows.
We won’t detail the software’s bugs here, but we really hope that all of the complaints sent to Adobe will be taken into account for the next version.
Unsurprisingly, it is true that a little competition is always beneficial, to force publishers to improve their software faster.