Type of Program: Graphics Editor
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98/NT or MacIntosh
Company Name: Macromedia Inc.
Price: $199 U.S.
Installed Size: 25 MB
Macromedia Fireworks 3 is a good, solid graphics and animations editor. Fireworks allows you to preview optimization and rollover effects from within the program. Another nice feature is the ability to preview fonts before applying. Third party filters, such as Alien Skin's Eye Candy, are compatible with Fireworks.
Fireworks 3 also comes paired with Dreamweaver 3 in the Dreamweaver 3 Fireworks 3 package. If you purchase the Dreamweaver 3 Fireworks 3 Studio instead of each product separately, you save $99 U.S. ($299 U.S. for Dreamweaver + $199 U.S. for Fireworks = $498 U.S. purchased separately; the Dreamweaver 3 Fireworks 3 Studio is $399 U.S.).
As a graphics editor, Fireworks does an acceptable job. The Dreamweaver 3 Fireworks 3 Studio set is a professional quality web-authoring tool. It doesn't get much better than this.
You can download the demo version of Fireworks 3 from the Macromedia website, which is functional for 30 days.
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Angelene
You can purchase the software on line from Macromedia's online store. Further details can be obtained at Macromedia's website,