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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by soundoholic, Apr 20, 2005.
Adobe bought Macromedia.
This is nearly a monopoly on graphic design software.
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.
more power to them I say!
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.
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.