[thelist] Migrating from Photoshop to Fireworks

Max Schwanekamp lists at neptunewebworks.com
Wed Jan 24 15:48:11 CST 2007

Barney Carroll wrote:
> Is Fireworks all that hot? I remember playing around with it a couple of 
> years ago and thought it was kind of cute but ultimately not all that 
> useful.
> I mean, if you know Photoshop back to front and hand code from scratch 
> by default, is it a valuable everyday tool?

Photoshop is the everything-and-the-kitchen-sink editor, while Fireworks 
is more like ImageReady's badass older cousin, geared strictly for web 
graphics.  IIRC (haven't played with it since v7) a huge percentage of 
Photoshop's features are irrelevant to web graphics.  Also, FW's 
features manage to successfully span vector & raster images and 
animation and various effects.  So yeah, IMHO FW is pretty hot.  That 
said, if you know Photoshop back to front, maybe it's not worth your 
time to learn a new tool.

Ah, and as I type this here's Tim's post about Adobe's plans with FW & 
IR.  Cool.

Max Schwanekamp

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