So, what is it I like so much about Fireworks?
I have a number of imagery software programs, but I must say that one of my all-time favorites is Macromedia’s Fireworks MX. I have entered in discussions about this awesome program before and have discovered that I am indeed a minority in this preference, but there are others like me — the majority, of course, prefer Adobe’s Photoshop CS.
So, what is it I like so much about Fireworks? Well, it’s very full-featured for one. Moreover, I find it an extremely intuitive program to use. Granted, I have been working with images for years, since 1993 if my memory serves me — starting with Microsoft’s PaintBrush for a few years, moving up to CorelDraw, and some Lotus program which I can’t seem to remember the name of — but I think Fireworks sweeps the rest. PhotoShop included, though PhotoShop is amazing. I once purchased Microsoft’s PhotoDraw and thought it was pretty cool, but its output was just awful, even when pushed to 100-quality, zero compression. It did do wonders with TIFF images, though, and I still use it for such as I have done and do extensive desktop publishing (once using Adobe’s PageMaker and, now, using Adobe’s InDesign). I have become a hardcore Fireworks fan. It probably shows, I’m making this blog entry after all. Enough said.
So, what’s your favorite and why? Talk to the Beast.