What is Fireworks?
Accelerate web design and development with Adobe® Fireworks® CS3 software, the ideal tool for creating and optimizing images for the web and rapidly prototyping websites and web applications. Fireworks CS3 offers the flexibility to edit both vector and bitmap images, a common library of prebuilt assets, and timesaving integration with Adobe Photoshop® CS3, Adobe Illustrator® CS3, Adobe Dreamweaver® CS3, and Adobe Flash® CS3 software. Mock up designs quickly in Fireworks, or leverage other assets from Illustrator, Photoshop, and Flash. Then move directly into Dreamweaver CS3 for easy development and deployment.
Vector and bitmap editing
Create and edit vector and bitmap images, and import and edit native Adobe® Photoshop® and Adobe Illustrator® files.
Optimize graphics for virtually any delivery scenario with preview, cross-platform gamma preview, selective JPEG compression, and a wide range of export controls.
Photoshop and Illustrator integration screenshot
Import Photoshop (PSD) files while retaining hierarchical layers, layer effects, and blend modes. Save Adobe Fireworks® (PNG) files back into Photoshop (PSD) format. Import Illustrator (AI) files while retaining graphic integrity, including layer, group, and color information.
Prototype interactive layouts for websites and rich Internet applications. Export website prototypes to Adobe Dreamweaver® and RIA prototypes to Adobe Flex™.
Multipage support screenshot
Use the new Pages panel to create multiple pages in a single document (PNG file), and share layers across multiple pages. Each page can contain its own slices, layers, frames, animations, and canvas settings, making it easy to simulate website flow in a prototype.
Hierarchical layer organization
Organize and manage your prototypes with a new hierarchical layer structure — similar to the one in Adobe Photoshop — that enables you to easily organize web layers and pages.
Filter effects screenshot
Apply lighting effects, shadow effects, styles, and blend modes, including seven new blend modes from Photoshop, to add depth and character to text and symbols.
Jump-start your prototyping with a common library of graphic symbols, text symbols, and animations frequently used in web applications, forms, interfaces, and websites.
Intelligent scaling screenshot
Intelligently scale buttons and graphic symbols (in vector or bitmap) with 9-slice scaling. Combine 9-slice scaling with the new Auto Shape library to accelerate website and application prototyping.
Streamlined Dreamweaver and Flash integration
Copy any object in Fireworks CS3 and paste it directly into Dreamweaver CS3. Create pop-up menus that can be saved as CSS and HTML. Export Fireworks (PNG) files directly to Flash CS3 Professional while maintaining vectors, bitmaps, animations, and multistates, and then edit in Flash CS3.
Changelog for this release:
Extensive performance enhancements:
- Improve efficiency with faster performance, an updated graphic toolset, and greater control over pixel placement.
- Pixel-perfect rendering keeps designs crisp on screens of almost any size.
Supported workflows with Adobe Flash applications:
- Export objects, pages, or entire documents to Adobe Flash applications via FXG to develop interactivity.
- Save frequently used projects as templates to share with your design team.
Adobe Swatch Exchange support:
- Match colors precisely with designs from other Adobe graphics software with Adobe Swatch Exchange.
Adobe Device Central integration:
- Start mobile projects with confidence using device profiles in Adobe Device Central.
- Customize scripts for exporting, batch operations, and FXG formats with the expanded extensibility API.
Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 processor
Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (Service Pack 3 recommended); Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1; or Windows 7
512MB of RAM (1GB recommended)
1GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices)
1280x1024 display with 16-bit video card
Broadband Internet connection required for online services and to validate Subscription Edition (if applicable) on an ongoing basis
30 days trial