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In the case of PNG file and Fireworks CS4, there are two different kind of PNG around Fireworks CS4. First type is usually a native Fireworks source PNG file, where you can work with layers, objects and all that. Secondly, the other kind of PNG is compressed format used for the Web medium. To do this by exporting out of Fireworks.
As for Photoshop native files, you can easily open them in Fireworks with no problem by opening PSD files.
If you can post a link to Photoshop file and if any file(s) you created in Fireworks. Please note that you need to be a bit more specific on which Fireworks version you are working with, AND the specific version of Photoshop for that matter.
Hope that helps.
We have the latest CS4 Design Premium suite.
I've since discovered we can resave a Fireworks PNG back to a PSD, and it doesn't seem to lose anything... but it's still terribly clumsy. If only there was a single button, to flip back and forth from Photoshop the Fireworks.
I am trying to locate this article that discussed workflow round-trip between Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Fireworks, just as any creative suite app. I don't seem to find it anywhere in Developer Connection. But I do recall that there was PDF file, and at least one or two articles back then, perhaps around last year and year before.
You might want to take a look at Adobe TV on the topic related to workaround between Photoshop/Fireworks.
Let me know if you still need some assistance or help.
> We have the latest CS4 Design Premium suite.
> I've since discovered we can resave a Fireworks PNG back to a PSD, and it
> doesn't seem to lose anything... but it's still terribly clumsy. If only there
> was a single button, to flip back and forth from Photoshop the Fireworks.
That is a Photoshop issue, not a Fireworks one. Photoshop is unable to
open a layered PNG file. Fireworks does a pretty decent job of opening
PSD's however, especially in this release. The engineers make efforts in
each release to further improve this integration.
I'm not sure how clumsy the workflow is; save the file as PSD, edit in
Photoshop, re-open PSD in FW. Generally, I resolve any "clumsiness" by
building my designs completely within FW. If the artwork is coming from
another agency who uses PS, I still open the file in FW for web editing,
as FW is ideal for this work. I can always save back out as PSD if required.
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