Well Adobe you've done it...finally kiling the only
competition you had in Aldus Freehand. Yeah, Yeah, whatever
Crackromedia. Let's kill the only program that actually does things
easier and better than the postscipt gods can do it. Yes, I know
you invented the PS language, thanks for that. But....Frustrator is
kinda sickening to try to use. Instead of a few clicks, let's make
the user do 10 clicks! What a concept. If I hear "Oh, but
Illustrator users use alot more keyboard commands than the average
user, I'm gonnaPUKE!" Ok, I have to rant here. I will use FH until
they pry it from my cold dead fingers...
John Gallagher, Jul 28, 2007 11:40 AM
Ahhh, yes... the old evil corporation mantra. It does get a
bit tired after about the fiftieth time.
By all means, stay with FH! But in here you are preaching to
the converted, my bruddahs. Go over to the Illy forums and try to
raise some hackles there... that's the bolder thing to do. This
particular place is destined for entombment.
On 7/23/07 6:38 PM, in article
"good4cat563" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> What can be done to bring Freehand back? I HATE the
clunkiness of Illustrator.
> To what software gods do we need appeal?
I honestly don't think anything can be done. Adobe has made a
decision, and that's that.
It would be nice if they offered us a really good discount
path to either
Illustrator or In-Design depending on our current uses of
that, I will continue to use Freehand until changes in Mac OS
inoperable. By that time, hopefully, an open source program
will be able to step up to the plate.
I just found out about this "problem". As I understand it ,
FreeHand MX will not work with the new Macs with the Intel chip--
that is what Adobe says when i call. When I walk into the local
Apple store they say is will work...just not as well. Who do I
believe- the software manufacturer or the computer/OS/chip
manufacturer? Just asking becuse I may HAVE to buy a new Mac and
was told to ask all my software producers if their products will
work with the new Intel chip.
I have never seen Illustrator (used FH since the Aldus
days), but from the comments here I am guessing they are not an
easy exchange. Yes? No? Adobe DID say Illustrator will open
FreeHand files, so at least there is that.
> I have never seen Illustrator (used FH since the Aldus
days), but from
> comments here I am guessing they are not an easy
exchange. Yes? No?
> Adobe DID
> say Illustrator will open FreeHand files, so at least
there is that.
To be pragmatic, consider FH completely and utterly dead.
It's been buggy since version 8, IMHO and has just gotten
flakier as the
OSes and Hardware has been updated while FH has just sat
I love FH. I'll keep using it, but if I were getting back
print design (I do mainly web stuff) I'd be hunkering down
and using AI for
clients, while trying out every possible open source and
alternative in the meantime. ;o)