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Fireworks 8

Fireworks 8
alaAverage 4.5

11 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Fireworks 8. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Miscellaneous for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the price.

usability, design


On average, users rate this product 91/100 and experts rate this product 87/100.

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Expert review by: Rick Curran (

Review: Adobe Systems Fireworks 8


Make great web graphics with Fireworks.

Integrates with Macromedia Studio 8 or can be used with other web design programs.It does both vector and bitmap graphics.It can be used to create a button, banner, or the whole page.Easier to to learn than you thought

It is expensive.Hefty learning curve

Fireworks 8 is a powerful, multi-featured cross-platform graphics program, available as a stand-alone product or bundled with Macromedia Studio 8. Fireworks is perceived as a professional tool, so MacNN decided to investigate how easy it is to use fo

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: Abigail Rudner (

Fireworks 8


If you are the type of designer who can hand over your layout to others to slice and code, than maybe you can afford not to use Fireworks. But if you are a designer who must code pages and sites, or an engineer who works extensively with rich Web site...

Can now reshape text on a path ; Perspective Shadow command makes it easier to produce graphics ; new blend modes are preserved between Fireworks and Flash ; new object library facilitates mobile phone design ; greater bitmap support ; improved batch...

Live Marquee selection does not work predictably ; JavaScript pop-up menu code is not totally aligned with Dreamweaver's pop-up menu code ; not all Fireworks blend modes are supported in Flash

Fireworks 8 features subtle as well as obvious enhancements to optimization, workflow, and creativity. Its powerful editing capabilities allow changes in one Macromedia Studio application to be reflected in other programs in the suite. It is the...

Oct, 2005

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Take it from me, whether you design web graphics for a living or just like to experiment, you will want to fire this thing up and see what it can do. Besides, the 90-day free public beta version of Macromedia's Fireworks web graphics design...

Reviewing this software has nonetheless succeeded in making me want a copy of my own, because a couple of familiar applications I used to use are going to seem awkward and slow if I have to go back! Here's hoping ...

Mar, 1999

Best Buy!

Expert review by: Gillian Thompson (

Fireworks 8


Macromedia's upgrades to its Studio applications are stuffed full of enhancements, and Fireworks 8 is no exception. There are user-requested improvements, as well as helpful tweaks to creativity and workflow.

Excellent export and import options, and faster workflow with an easy-to-use interface. Great CSS support and interoperability with other Web software products.

Efficiently running more than two Studio applications at the same time requires maximum oomph from your system.

For anyone in the professional world of Web site design, Fireworks 8 is a real boost to creativity. The interactive navigation pop-up menu improvements are worth the upgrade alone. When the power of Adobe's design tools is combined with Macromedia's...

Oct, 2005

Product Specifications

Fireworks 8 lets you balance maximum image quality with minimum compression size as you create, edit and optimize images for the web with precise control. ADOBE OPEN OPTIONS CLP 4.5 The CLP provides flexible volume software licensing as part of Adobe Open Options 4.5. CLP members set the discount level for all of their Adobe desktop software orders during the life of the CLP membership based on the value of an initial order - but with no further order commitment beyond that initial order. The CLP offers the discount level to all new and upgrade software orders and Upgrade Plan orders. Additional orders may qualify you for an improved discount level. If your organization is already enrolled in CLP 4.0, you do not need to reenroll. In addition to volume pricing, the CLP helps organizations cut costs by simplifying software ordering and administration in several ways. First, it provides them with a single licensing program membership that can be effective worldwide, so that they always gets the same discount level regardless of their location or order quantity. Second, Adobe provides all CLP members with an easy-to-use, web-based licensing site that simplifies licensing administration and record keeping. The site provides your organization with a login and password for access to comprehensive Adobe software licensing information so you can see your global software licensing status and easily track licensing records.


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Localization (Vendor Specific):Adobe International English/Adobe Worldwide English
Manufacturer:Adobe Systems/Macromedia
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Fireworks/Macromedia Fireworks


Package Type:Retail

Reference Resource

Category:Creativity software / Internet - web design / publishing
Title:Macromedia Fireworks 8
Type:Documentation kit


Category:Creativity application
Distribution Media:CD-ROM/Download
License Category:License/Media/Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Academic / Volume/Standard/Volume
License Qty:1 concurrent user/1 user
License Type:Complete package/Concurrent uplift/License/Media/Upgrade license/Upgrade package
Licensing Program:Adobe Open Options CLP/Adobe Open Options Transactional License Program (TLP)/Macromedia Volume License Program (MVLP)
Point Value:0points/150points/75points
Subcategory:Creativity - animation
Volume Pricing Level:Level 1/Level 2/Level 3/Level R/Level S/Level T

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.3 / Apple MacOS X 10.4 / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP
Platform:MacOS / Windows