The future of Adobe Fireworks

While we are not planning further feature development for Fireworks, we will continue to sell Fireworks CS6 as well as make it available as part of the Creative Cloud. We will provide security updates as necessary and may provide bug fixes. We plan to update Fireworks to support the next major releases of both Mac OS X and Windows.


    I knew it was coming, but didn’t want to hear it. Fireworks is the most underrated program ever, imho,

  • It’s being FreeHanded.

  • KPerry

    I wonder if Macromedia would have let Fireworks dwidle to its current sorry state if the Adobe merger never happened?

    My guess is Adobe feels Fireworks and Photoshop can’t co-exist and Fireworks finally got put out of its misery. We’ll see if they actually bring out a new product to replace Fireworks (as their blog post seems to imply), or if they’ll just keep bolting on more and more clumsy web design functionality to Photoshop.

  • Pity. Fireworks is a bit clunky, but it does a few things better than Photoshop. Perhaps its inevitable phaseout will open up another wedge for someone like Flying Meat or the Pixelmator team to drive an alternative into.