What is Fireworks? - Macromedia Fireworks is a image/graphics editing program.
Create, edit, and animate Web graphics using a complete set of bitmap and vector tools. Use export controls to optimize your images, give them advanced interactivity, and export them into Macromedia Dreamweaver and other HTML editors. Launch and edit Fireworks graphics from inside Dreamweaver or Macromedia Flash.
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|Intel Pentium processor (Pentium II recommended)
||Power Macintosh Processor (G3 or higher recommended)
|Windows 95/98 or NT version 4.0, 2000* or later
||Mac OS 8.6 or 9.X
|64 MB of available RAM
||64 MB of available RAM
|800 x 600, 256-color display (1024 x 768, millions of colors
||800 x 600, 256-color display (1024 x 768, millions of colors
|80 MB of available hard disk
||80 MB of available hard disk
|Adobe Type Manager Version 4 or later with Type 1 fonts
Adobe Type Manager Version 4 or later with Type1 fonts
file formats can I import into Fireworks 4?
import the following types of files: EPS, WBMP (Wireless Bitmap),
AI7 and AI8 (native Illustrator), CorelDraw 8, FH7, FH8 and
FH9 (native FreeHand), PICT (Macintosh), PSD (layered Photoshop),
GIF, JPG, BMP, TIFF, PNG (Windows and Macintosh), ASCII text,
and RTF text.
file formats can I export from Fireworks 4?
export GIF, JPG, PICT (Macintosh), TIFF, BMP, PNG, PSD (Photoshop),
WBMP (Wireless Bitmap), Illustrator files, and Lotus Domino
Designer Image Wells (Windows and Macintosh). HTML output includes
Dreamweaver behaviors, Dreamweaver libraries, and CSS layers.
You can also export files in the SWF format to easily integrate
your Fireworks graphics into your Macromedia Flash projects.
Fireworks 4 open and edit my Photoshop images?
You can import Photoshop images into Fireworks, and also export
Fireworks images into Photoshop.
Fireworks 4 support digital cameras and scanners?
4 supports industry-standard TWAIN and Photoshop Acquire plug-ins
for incorporating digital files from cameras and scanners directly
into your Web graphics designs.
is the native file format for Fireworks 4?
pronounced "ping", is the Fireworks native file format.
PNG is an acronym for Portable Network Graphics, an extensible
image format recommended as a Web standard by the W3C.
PNG files are lossless, and they support indexed, grayscale,
and true color (24-bit RGB) images, plus an optional 8-bit alpha
did Macromedia choose PNG as the Fireworks native file format?
like Fireworks, is designed for the Web. PNG files can be read
by the latest versions of Netscape, Microsoft Internet Explorer,
and Microsoft Office, as well as by key graphics applications
like FreeHand and Photoshop.
all browsers display PNG images?
a W3C -recommended
format for Web images. However, if your cross-browser Web graphics
need to play back in older browser versions, we recommend you
use optimized GIF and JPG imagesthe powerful export options
in Fireworks make it easy.
does Macromedia Dreamweaver 4 work together with Fireworks 4?
automatically insert Fireworks HTML and graphics into Dreamweaver,
script Fireworks from Dreamweaver, or quickly launch and edit
graphics from Dreamweaver.
I am a Windows user, which Windows platform do you recommend
for use with Fireworks?
supports Windows 95/98, NT4 and Windows 2000 platforms. While
Fireworks performs well on all supported Windows platforms,
Macromedia recommends using Windows 2000 Professional.
I customize Fireworks?
be opened in a text editor and customized.
I print images from Fireworks?
Fireworks is a design tool optimized for Web and screen graphics.
You can print directly from Fireworks, or you can place Fireworks
images (in PNG or TIFF format) into FreeHand and print from
languages are available?
is available in English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese,
Swedish, Italian, and Portuguese.
I save my Fireworks files as Photoshop files?
export your Fireworks 4 files into Photoshop. Text, Live Effects,
layers, and masks will remain editable.