Erica-- My preference is: MacroMedia for the web stuff. (DW, FW, Flash, Director) and FreeHand for vectors. Adobe for PhotoShop. I used to have Illustrator as well, but stopped upgrading a few versions ago. RE Evilness, I have found MacroMedia to be friendlier and easier to work with, but, lets face it, we need PhotoShop--nothing else comes close. Nick Nick Baker Information and Training Officer Business Services The University of Montana 406-243-2253 Voice 406-243-4929 FAX BakerN at mso.umt.edu -----Original Message----- From: Erika Meyer [mailto:meyer at up.edu] Sent: Friday, October 06, 2000 10:59 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] Macromedia vs. Adobe Okay, not going to worry about Debabelizer. On to the next issue. Macromedia vs. Adobe. At home I've found that I can't hardly do what I want to do unless I have Illustrator and Photoshop. With Photoshop 5.5/Imageready, I don't feel such a need to use Fireworks to export gifs. So if I want to do vector art, I use Illustrator, because I can't seem to import Freehand files into Photoshop. Unless I run them thru Fireworks first. Jeez. I could have said that better but... Now assuming I want to use FLASH down the road... and I want to work with both vector and bitmap graphics... Do I need FREEHAND and FIREWORKS and FLASH and ILLUSTRATOR and PHOTOSHOP and IMAGEREADY? And out of curiosity... which company is more evil, Macromedia or Adobe? Which one comes up with the cool ideas first, and which one is the copycat? Or is this question as complicated as the compatibility question? There must be an easier way. Erika (wants a Mac and a PC and Adobe and Macromedia and Cold Fusion Studio and BBEdit...yikes! this is getting expensive...) Meyer --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !