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Adobe Fireworks Review

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  1. What is Adobe Fireworks
  2. Product Quality Score
  3. Main Features
  4. List of Benefits
  5. Technical Specifications
  6. Available Integrations
  7. Customer Support
  8. Pricing Plans
  9. Other Popular Software Reviews

What is Adobe Fireworks ?

Adobe Fireworks is a graphic design software developed for users that want a lightweight but powerful image editing solution to allow for easier creation of graphics for apps and websites. It empowers users to complete their projects without the need for delving deeply into coding or color palettes. The application also supports CSS/sprite creation, API access, and jQuery Mobile theme skins. It’s not, however, meant to replace Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop although it’s equipped with powerful tools for easier drawing and editing of bitmaps and vectors. Its primary focus lies in creating assets for apps and websites. Aside from that, it can also be used for building, editing, as well as optimizing vector and bitmap images that are capable of extracting code for CSS design and for easily creating CSS sprites.

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Adobe Fireworks features

Main features of Adobe Fireworks are:

  • Image export
  • Mockups
  • CSS code extraction
  • Slices and hotspots
  • Image cropping
  • Size optimization
  • Color swatch
  • Image optimization
  • App & web graphic creation
  • API access
  • Enhanced color tools
  • CSS sprites creation
  • CSS properties panel
  • jQuery Mobile theme skinning
  • Symbols and templates
  • Pop-ups
  • Task automation
  • Rollovers
  • Previews
  • Vector and Bitmap support

Adobe Fireworks Benefits


The main benefits of Adobe Fireworks are its rich and numerous features for creating and editing images, tools that aids in the optimization process, and its support for widely used formats. Here are more details:

Robust image editing software

Adobe Fireworks is designed to provide easier ways for creating and editing bitmap and vector images to be used for apps and websites, such as in rollovers and pop-up menus. The system has tools for simplifying graphics optimization and cropping processes while facilitating the automation of repetitive tasks. There are tool panels as well that include bitmap and vector drawing and editing tools that allow users to expend less time in getting more things done.

Fireworks also acts as a centralized platform where users are able to do most of the tasks regarding app and website images. It provides support for extracting CSS code from designs to be used for creating CSS sprites. The coding process is also reduced to a minimum since Adobe Fireworks support jQuery Mobile themes and the new CSS properties. Preview is provided as well so that users are able to view the changes instantly from within the system.

Optimization tools

Adobe Fireworks is lined with various robust optimization tools that allow users to achieve the ideal balance between size and visual quality, two important elements in app and web graphics. Through this, quality-size balance can be chosen according to the projects’ requirement and content.

Supports a variety of formats

Users are able to save the files in various formats which can effectively reduce its size. Image formats supported include GIF, PSD, PNG, and JPEG. Apart from those, the image files can be saved with HTML files as well, to be used for web purposes. After optimization of formats, such as HTML tables and animated GIF, it can then be exported easily to the web.

Technical Specifications

Devices Supported

  • Web-based
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Desktop

Customer types

  • Small business
  • Medium business
  • Enterprise

Support Types

  • Phone
  • Online

Adobe Fireworks Integrations

The following Adobe Fireworks integrations are currently offered by the vendor:

  • Open API

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Pricing Plans

Adobe Fireworks pricing is available in the following plans:

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