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johnjohnston
johnjohnston

For the last few years I’ve had a education subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. Mostly for Fireworks. FW is not going to survive past Mac OS 10.15, Catalina, 2019, 64 bit only. Yesterday I cancelled my sub. I’ll miss FW’s separation of layers & frames in gifs.

jean
jean

@johnjohnston I was at an Adobe-sponsored conference in NYC in 1998 when I saw a demo of Fireworks, soon to be released. Everyone in the room was so psyched. I couldn’t wait to own it.

End of an era.

alanralph
alanralph

@johnjohnston I used Fireworks a LOT back in the 2000s when it was still a Macromedia product, for designing front-ends for CDs and DVDs that I was putting together for clients. But once I left full-time employment in 2012 that need diminished dramatically, and then Adobe announced that it would no longer be developed and it was relegated to the background of Creative Cloud. I'm surprised that it kept going this long.

johnjohnston
johnjohnston

@jean @wearsmanyhats I got FW as part of the macromedia education bundle. I think in 2004 It has always made sense to me. Sad to see it go.

jean
jean

@johnjohnston @wearsmanyhats Oops, you reminded me that FW was originally a Macromedia product. It was ImageReady that I first saw in a 1998 demo. That did seem like magic.

alanralph
alanralph

@jean I had to go to Wikipedia to remind myself about ImageReady, it was around for longer than I remember.

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jean
jean

@wearsmanyhats I remember saying to one of the Adobe folks at the conference, “It must be so nice working with products that get people so excited.” (Now I don’t install anything from Adobe anymore. 😒)

It was fun being a web designer when things were first getting rolling. So much interesting creative software to make it easier to build things we were making pretty much by hand.