We will start this journey by exploring what Fireworks 8 has to offer. This should be helpful for both new and seasoned users. And we will do that by accepting the fact that once again, Fireworks 8 doesn’t come with many new features and none of them are earth shuttering. As with most of the recent releases (probably since Fireworks 4), the focus is in streamlining workflow, improving interoperability with other Studio applications and there has been only a handful of creativity enhancements.
With that said and out of the way, I still believe that Fireworks is the fastest vehicle from concept to output. Whether you want to quickly create a mock, a prototype or simply edit and batch a whole bunch of photos for an online catalog, Fireworks can do it, and in many cases better than just about anything on the market. If you are using Fireworks a lot (as you should), you will appreciate its “small” feature-set very quickly.
So without further delays, let’s start our engines. We have a lot of ground to cover.