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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Adobe Eats Macromedia

What a shocker! I had absolutely no inkling that Macromedia was up for sale. And now I'm worried because most of the work we do uses Macromedia products, especially Dreamweaver and Flash. We also use a few Adobe products (Photoshop, and very occasionally Illustrator and Premiere).

Why am I worried? Well, Adobe's offerings are somewhat more expensive than Macromedia's, and Adobe's interface design has always been lousy. Macromedia, on the other hand, have developed an extraordinarily good-looking and easy to use interface for their products.

I don't know what this takeover actually means for Macromedia - it may be that Adobe wants MM so that their products can share this common interface (yeah right). But for MM customers I think we can expect to see prices rising.

Not happy.

3 Comments:

Blogger Amrit(raj) said...

I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN !!

i had heard of such takeover plans early 2004 but didnt think too much about it then.

But know what ?? - This may actualy mean better integration between softwares such as flash and illustrator ... and mayyyybe .. just mayyybe illustrator might start supporting multipaged documents as well (or not... guess it might be a concious decision not to move towards that direction)

But am looking forward to the changes albeit skeptical about success.

Lets Wait and see what Mr.Chizen has in store for us commoners ! ;P

11:27 am  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

Well I've always considered Illustrator to be a complete dog. CorelDRAW beats it every time! (And Corel has had multi-page doc support for about a million years).

11:38 am  
Anonymous Graham Nowlen said...

Super work performed.

9:27 pm  

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