3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 19, 2015 10:27 AM by Herbert2001

    New fw. prefix

    paulk7737514 Level 2

      So when did Fireworks files get the new file.fw.png format? I just upgraded to CC.

        • 1. Re: New fw. prefix
          Herbert2001 Level 4

          It is not new at all. As far as I am aware, it was added to CS6 back in 2012 after it had become crystal clear that NOT adding it is entirely confusing, since png is a standard web format, and a method had to be introduced to differentiate between those and the layered png file format Fireworks uses to save its native files.


          Even before CS6 Fireworks users were already applying this double extension when saving their FW files - it sort-of became the standard.


          Some voiced their concerns about this compromise, since the .fw.png double extension goes against the accepted rules, and those users wished for a .fwd or a .fire native extension.


          At this point the discussion is over and done with, of course: there is no Fireworks CC, nor will there ever be one, since Fireworks development was halted by Adobe in May 2013. No more support or bug fixes are forthcoming either. It ended with CS6.

          • 2. Re: New fw. prefix
            paulk7737514 Level 2

            I'm moving from CS3 to CC so it's new to me. I will still use FW even though there are supposedly alternatives. I just love how intuitive it is.

            • 3. Re: New fw. prefix
              Herbert2001 Level 4

              Yes, it is a great application. A real shame it was discontinued - I would have loved to see a modernization of its web features and prototyping. Sad Adobe decided to pull the plug on FW. :-(