Vector and bitmap editing
Create and edit vector and bitmap images, and import and edit native AdobeÂ® PhotoshopÂ® and Adobe IllustratorÂ® files.
Optimize graphics for virtually any delivery scenario with preview, cross-platform gamma preview, selective JPEG compression, and a wide range of export controls.
Efficient Photoshop and Illustrator integration
Import Photoshop (PSD) files while retaining hierarchical layers, layer effects, and blend modes. Save Adobe FireworksÂ® (PNG) files back into Photoshop (PSD) format. Import Illustrator (AI) files while retaining graphic integrity, including layer, group, and color information.
Prototype interactive layouts for websites and rich Internet applications. Export website prototypes to Adobe DreamweaverÂ® and RIA prototypes to Adobe Flex™.
Use the new Pages panel to create multiple pages in a single document (PNG file), and share layers across multiple pages. Each page can contain its own slices, layers, frames, animations, and canvas settings, making it easy to simulate website flow in a prototype.
Hierarchical layer organization
Organize and manage your prototypes with a new hierarchical layer structure — similar to the one in Adobe Photoshop — that enables you to easily organize web layers and pages.
Apply lighting effects, shadow effects, styles, and blend modes, including seven new blend modes from Photoshop, to add depth and character to text and symbols.
Jump-start your prototyping with a common library of graphic symbols, text symbols, and animations frequently used in web applications, forms, interfaces, and websites.
Intelligently scale buttons and graphic symbols (in vector or bitmap) with 9-slice scaling. Combine 9-slice scaling with the new Auto Shape library to accelerate website and application prototyping.
Streamlined Dreamweaver and Flash integration
Copy any object in Fireworks CS3 and paste it directly into Dreamweaver CS3. Create pop-up menus that can be saved as CSS and HTML. Export Fireworks (PNG) files directly to Flash CS3 Professional while maintaining vectors, bitmaps, animations, and multistates, and then edit in Flash CS3.