Macromedia FreeHand 10 Ships

Provides Advanced Illustration Tools and Multi-Publishing Solution for Easing

Traditional Print Designers to the Web



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Macromedia, Inc.

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq:   MACR) today announced the immediate availability of
 Macromedia(R) FreeHand(R) 10. The new release offers unique productivity
 features such as master pages, tight integration with Macromedia(R) Flash(TM)
 5, and the ability to publish to both print and the Web. FreeHand 10 is
 available for download today for Windows ( http://www.macromedia.com/store/ ),
 with Mac OS versions, including Mac OS X, expected to ship in May.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990921/MACRLOGO )
     "Macromedia FreeHand 10 simplifies the lives of graphics professionals
 through tight integration with Macromedia Flash 5, new creative drawing tools,
 and advanced features for print and Web professionals," said Keith Hutchinson,
 product manager, Macromedia. "This is the perfect tool to transition
 traditional printers to the Web and offer advanced illustration solutions for
 Macromedia Flash users. We see our beta customers already decreasing costs
 because of the multi-publishing capabilities of FreeHand 10."
     Graphic designers and Web developers use FreeHand 10 to create
 sophisticated illustrations and page layouts ranging from intricate logos to
 Web site storyboards and large print projects. FreeHand 10 provides unique
 productivity features like Master Page functionality which brings speed and
 flexibility to designers who want to use templates to simplify authoring of
 projects that share common design elements.
     New vector-based illustration tools like Contour Gradients will help
 designers instantly bring flat images to life, while symbol-based brush
 strokes allow anyone to quickly create patterns, backgrounds, and
 sophisticated illustration effects. The product also features the customizable
 Macromedia user interface that is now standard across Macromedia Flash,
 Dreamweaver(R), Dreamweaver(R) UltraDev(R), and Fireworks(R). For details on
 the new features, visit
 http://www.macromedia.com/software/freehand/productinfo/newfeatures/ .
     "We are very excited about the new release of FreeHand 10. There are so
 many new features that we will be using immediately to increase productivity,"
 said Todd Purgason, creative director, Juxt Interactive. "Now that we can edit
 symbols in FreeHand, we can start development of Macromedia Flash content in
 the concepting stage of the project. In addition, the master pages, print
 area, and navigation tools are a godsend for our project managers."
 
     PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
     Macromedia FreeHand 10 is now available for Windows, with Mac OS versions,
 including Mac OS 8.6 and higher as well as Mac OS X, expected to ship in May.
 The product is priced at $399, with upgrades from previous versions available
 for $129. The Macromedia Flash 5 FreeHand 10 Studio is priced at $599 with a
 special introductory pricing offer of $499. Upgrades to the studio from
 previous versions of Macromedia Flash or FreeHand are $199.
 
     ABOUT MACROMEDIA
     Macromedia is passionate about what the Web can be. Its award-winning
 products empower designers and developers to efficiently create and deliver
 the most engaging experiences on the Web, and enable innovative Internet
 business applications. Headquartered in San Francisco, Macromedia has more
 than 1,600 employees worldwide and is available on the Internet at
 www.macromedia.com.
     NOTE:  Macromedia, FreeHand, Flash, Dreamweaver, Dreamweaver UltraDev, and
 Fireworks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Macromedia, Inc., as
 indicated.
 
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    SAN FRANCISCO, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq:   MACR) today announced the immediate availability of
 Macromedia(R) FreeHand(R) 10. The new release offers unique productivity
 features such as master pages, tight integration with Macromedia(R) Flash(TM)
 5, and the ability to publish to both print and the Web. FreeHand 10 is
 available for download today for Windows ( http://www.macromedia.com/store/ ),
 with Mac OS versions, including Mac OS X, expected to ship in May.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990921/MACRLOGO )
     "Macromedia FreeHand 10 simplifies the lives of graphics professionals
 through tight integration with Macromedia Flash 5, new creative drawing tools,
 and advanced features for print and Web professionals," said Keith Hutchinson,
 product manager, Macromedia. "This is the perfect tool to transition
 traditional printers to the Web and offer advanced illustration solutions for
 Macromedia Flash users. We see our beta customers already decreasing costs
 because of the multi-publishing capabilities of FreeHand 10."
     Graphic designers and Web developers use FreeHand 10 to create
 sophisticated illustrations and page layouts ranging from intricate logos to
 Web site storyboards and large print projects. FreeHand 10 provides unique
 productivity features like Master Page functionality which brings speed and
 flexibility to designers who want to use templates to simplify authoring of
 projects that share common design elements.
     New vector-based illustration tools like Contour Gradients will help
 designers instantly bring flat images to life, while symbol-based brush
 strokes allow anyone to quickly create patterns, backgrounds, and
 sophisticated illustration effects. The product also features the customizable
 Macromedia user interface that is now standard across Macromedia Flash,
 Dreamweaver(R), Dreamweaver(R) UltraDev(R), and Fireworks(R). For details on
 the new features, visit
 http://www.macromedia.com/software/freehand/productinfo/newfeatures/ .
     "We are very excited about the new release of FreeHand 10. There are so
 many new features that we will be using immediately to increase productivity,"
 said Todd Purgason, creative director, Juxt Interactive. "Now that we can edit
 symbols in FreeHand, we can start development of Macromedia Flash content in
 the concepting stage of the project. In addition, the master pages, print
 area, and navigation tools are a godsend for our project managers."
 
     PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
     Macromedia FreeHand 10 is now available for Windows, with Mac OS versions,
 including Mac OS 8.6 and higher as well as Mac OS X, expected to ship in May.
 The product is priced at $399, with upgrades from previous versions available
 for $129. The Macromedia Flash 5 FreeHand 10 Studio is priced at $599 with a
 special introductory pricing offer of $499. Upgrades to the studio from
 previous versions of Macromedia Flash or FreeHand are $199.
 
     ABOUT MACROMEDIA
     Macromedia is passionate about what the Web can be. Its award-winning
 products empower designers and developers to efficiently create and deliver
 the most engaging experiences on the Web, and enable innovative Internet
 business applications. Headquartered in San Francisco, Macromedia has more
 than 1,600 employees worldwide and is available on the Internet at
 www.macromedia.com.
     NOTE:  Macromedia, FreeHand, Flash, Dreamweaver, Dreamweaver UltraDev, and
 Fireworks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Macromedia, Inc., as
 indicated.
 
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