Adobe Fireworks 8 Upgrade 2

Adobe Fireworks 8 Upgrade 2
For those who use Fireworks to create graphics that will be used in Flash applications, you will be happy about the increased integration between Fireworks, Flash and Dreamweaver. For example, vector fills, strokes, filters and blends will transfer from Fireworks to Flash and remain editable for fine tuning in your Flash applications. Also when moving from Flash to Fireworks, ActionScriptR color values can be pasted directly into Fireworks color value fields without any discernable change in color. The Auto Shape Properties Panel has been improved making drawing vector shapes even easier than before.

Of course, one can't forget to mention the improvements in the production of interactive graphics which is one of Fireworks most popular features. You can generate webpage code as HTML and JavaScript, as before. However, you now have the option to add Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to the HTML and JavaScript. The finished code can be combined into one document file or into separate files as needed. This makes incorporating this code into Dreamweaver easier.

The improvement I like the best is the perspective shadow. I use drop and perspective shadows in many of my graphics and this new command in the Menu bar is very nice. After you apply the perspective shadow, it remains editable. You can even paste it directly into Flash as an editable object.

The last improvement I want to mention is the added flexibility when opening and saving images in various formats. Added to the list of supported image formats are QuicktimeR, MacPaint, SGI and JPEG 2000. Also, Iit is no longer necessary to use the export function now that the Save as function has been improved.

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