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The end is near, Adobe to FreeHand Users: Migrate to Illustrator CS3

Author: seven May 18, 2007

According to PC World, FreeHand is so gone. To help ease the transition, Adobe has created a FAQ and is offering a special upgrade path to Illustrator CS3. What I don’t understand, is why they kept Fireworks going, when they got it all covered in Photoshop.

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Neven Jacmenović has been passionately involved with computers since late 80s, the age of Atari and Commodore Amiga. As one of internet industry pioneers in Croatia, since 90s, he has been involved in making of many award winning, innovative and successful online projects. He is an experienced full stack web developer, analyst and system engineer. In his spare time, Neven is transforming retro-futuristic passion into various golang, Adobe Flash and JavaScript/WebGL projects.

    4 thoughts on “The end is near, Adobe to FreeHand Users: Migrate to Illustrator CS3”

  • I wondered when this was going to happen…after the merger, I thought products would be quickly killed, since Adobe seemed to be competing with itself. I never used Freehand though..I think Aldus owned it when I was using it.

    And i agree Fireworks seems redundant now..probably just a matter of time.

    What I miss is just the bare bones down and dirty and easy to use audio editor SoundEdit 16! but i think that the new Adobe Soundbooth is supposed to take its place… but then what is Adobe Audition for? I digress…

  • Btw, I really like Fireworks. I am no designer, and all those Photoshop shortcuts frustrate me. :)

    Audobe Audition was previously known as Cool Edit Pro. :) I used it for years and years.

  • What i do not understand is why keep InDesign. The only difference between InDesign and Illustrator is multi-page support. Put that into Illustrator, and 2 plugins for text styles, and get rid of InDesign.

  • Dude, If it doesn’t have ActionScript support – I don’t care! :)

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