Formerly Macromedia Fireworks. Adobe Systems acquired Macromedia in 2005 and Macromedia Fireworks was renamed Adobe Fireworks.
Adobe Fireworks CS5 is used to design and rapidly prototype website, mobile, and application interfaces and to create and optimize screen graphics for the web quickly and with pixel perfect precision. It is ideal for developers and designers of all types — web, mobile, visual, and user experience.
Adobe Fireworks CS5 software enables you to create expressive, highly optimized graphics for the web or virtually any device — from smartphones to kiosks to embedded displays. Produce websites, user interfaces, and rich prototypes that are editable in both vector and bitmap modes.Wireframe websites
Quickly create wireframes from Fireworks templates. Add text, symbols, and imagery with the robust vector and bitmap toolset. Add pages and customize them quickly with Smart Guides, and export them as clickable PDF mock-ups for approval.Deliver transparent web graphics
Create graphics with transparent alpha layers that will display correctly on any browser. Optimize your designs with Fireworks and export them as PNG-8 files for true cross-browser transparency.Comp RIA interfaces
Use vector objects and imported bitmaps to prototype rich Internet application (RIA) interfaces. Apply behaviors to objects to simulate interactivity. Export as Adobe AIR
applications or FXG files for development in Adobe Flash Catalyst and Flash Builder.Key Features:
* Easy-to-use design tools for screen-based design:
Create and edit vector and bitmap images, or import and modify native Photoshop and Illustrator files.
* Sophisticated prototyping:
Design interactive layouts for websites and rich internet applications (RIAs)
* Improved performance
* Intelligent integration:
Import Photoshop and Illustrator files while maintaining color matching, element fidelity and editing capability
* Optimization tools:
Fireworks was created specifically for web product, thus it have a better compression rate than Adobe Photoshop
with JPEG, PNG and GIF images. It comes with preview, selective JPEG compression and comprehensive export.
* Scaling tools:
Intelligently scale buttons and graphic symbols with 9-slice scaling to accelerate website and application prototyping. This feature ensures that rounded rectangles maintain their roundness when transformed depending on where the guides are placed.
* CSS and HTML export:
Design complete web pages in a robust graphic environment and export standards-compliant, CSS-based layouts in one step. Integrate foreground & background graphics with distinct slice types & utilize repeating images.
* Improved type handling:
Produce exceptional type designs with enhanced Adobe text engine. Float text inside a path.
* Effortless client collaboration
* Customizable and reusable assets
Jump-start your design process with the Common Library of graphic symbols, form elements, text symbols, and animations. Design your own custom symbols and styles for continued rapid design & prototyping.
* Developer productivity tools:
Create assets & optimize images for development project.
Exported as TIFF, flat PNG, JPEG, GIF (both animated and non-animated, PSD, SWF, PICT, BMP, WBMP. The individual pages of a file can be converted into a single PDF.Download Notes:
If you are using Windows 98/ME/XP, please download the older version Macromedia Fireworks MX 2004. However, please note that this version is no longer being developed or supported by Adobe, thus the download link may be removed by Adobe at anytime.
If you are using Windows XP/Vista/7, please download the latest version of Adobe Fireworks CS5.