Adobe now owns macromedia

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by soundoholic, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. Adobe bought Macromedia.

    This is nearly a monopoly on graphic design software.
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    while I agree Adobe has the upper hand on most everything graphic.... I think they did before this too. I've owned Photoshop since Version 2 and have bought all their major apps in both MacOS and Windows versions.

    [​IMG] more power to them I say!
  3. adam on bass

    adam on bass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2002
    New Braunfels, Texas
    Endorsing Artist: Spector, GK, EMG and D'Addario
    Freehand kicked InDesign/Illustrator's A$$. Now I will have to relearn InDesign/Illustrator, what a piss poor thing to do. Dreamweaver kicked Image Ready's booty as well.

    I don't think they will mess with too much Macromedia since there are a lot of people that use Macromedia products. I will agree there is nothing for photo work like Photoshop.
  4. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Poo - it finally happened. I was hoping it wouldn't. Adobe never had much competition for Photoshop, just as Adobe never much challenged Macromedia's Shockwave/Flash software, but Freehand is a great alternative to Illustrator, and the competing web products (Dreamweaver and GoLive) each have their niche. Competition is a good thing... just look at Quark, which has been obnoxious and complacent, and generally acted like it still has a monopoly on print publishing long after Adobe's InDesign started taking a bite out of its market share as frustrated XPress users searched for something... anything else.

    Adobe hasn't been a company to rest on its laurels, however. I don't consider this good news, but it could be worse, I suppose. :meh: