What is Macromedia Fireworks??
Rapidly prototype websites, application interfaces, and other interactive designs with Adobe® Fireworks® CS4. Create, edit, and optimize web graphics more accurately and quickly than ever with an enhanced toolset. Demo your designs live on the web for your clients or e-mail them an Adobe PDF file generated from Fireworks. Integrate Live Styles and the improved Common Library for continual leaps in productivity.
Improved performance new
Work faster and smarter with overall performance enhancements, from file opening and saving to symbol updates and intensive bitmap and vector operations.
Adobe PDF file export new
Generate high-fidelity, protected Adobe PDF documents from your Fireworks design comps for enhanced client communication. Help safeguard your designs with optional password protection — separate passwords can be created for viewing and other tasks such as printing, copying, and commenting.
Live Styles enhanced
Customize a Fireworks object or text with professionally designed styles or your own custom collection of styles. Update applied effects, colors, and text attributes for all instances of a style by modifying a single style source.
Styles panel upgrades enhanced
Work more efficiently with the enhanced Styles panel. With the click of an icon, choose between default Fireworks styles, current document styles, or styles from other libraries. Multiple style sets can easily be accessed.
Sophisticated prototyping enhanced
Creatively design interactive layouts for websites and rich Internet applications (RIAs). Export website comps to Adobe® Dreamweaver® software as standards-compliant, CSS-based layouts, and bring RIA prototypes into Adobe Flex® software with professional-quality coding.
Workspace improvements enhanced
Quickly place Smart Guides on your canvas for swift, accurate positioning and measurement of guides and elements — the heads-up display lets you know where you are on the canvas as you drag guides in place. Edit symbols in place for precise symbol refinement in context with the rest of your design.
Optimization and scaling tools enhanced
Optimize graphics for virtually any delivery scenario with preview, cross-platform gamma preview, selective JPEG compression, and a wide range of export controls. Intelligently scale buttons and graphic symbols (in vector or bitmap) with 9-slice scaling. Combine 9-slice scaling with the Auto Shape Library to accelerate website and application prototyping.
Cross-platform support enhanced
Work how you want to work: Fireworks CS4 is available for PowerPC® and Intel® based Macs as well as Microsoft® Windows® XP and Windows Vista® systems.
Customizable and reusable assets enhanced
Jump-start your design process with the Common Library, a repository of graphic symbols, form elements, text symbols, and animations frequently used in web and software applications, interfaces, and websites. Expand your collection with your own custom symbols and styles for continued rapid design.
RIA authoring support new
Prototype layouts for RIAs in Fireworks and then export them directly to Adobe Flex, while retaining absolute positioning, styling, and professional-quality coding.