7 Replies Latest reply on Jan 1, 2009 1:21 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Is Fireworks 8 ICC compliant?

    sweeney96 Level 1
      Hi Everyone- I'm new to the forum. I have a new printer and a the driver that goes with it is saying the graphics program I use (Fireworks 8) must be ICC ( International Color Consortium) compliant for it to work. Apparently Photoshop is ICC compliant, so I hope that indicates that Fireworks is. Anyone know?

      Thanks!
        • 1. Re: Is Fireworks 8 ICC compliant?
          Level 7
          FW is not designed for print work. It's for web work.

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          "sweeney96" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > Hi Everyone- I'm new to the forum. I have a new printer and a the driver
          > that
          > goes with it is saying the graphics program I use (Fireworks 8) must be
          > ICC (
          > International Color Consortium) compliant for it to work. Apparently
          > Photoshop
          > is ICC compliant, so I hope that indicates that Fireworks is. Anyone
          > know?
          >
          > Thanks!
          >

          • 2. Re: Is Fireworks 8 ICC compliant?
            sweeney96 Level 1
            Thanks Murray, I'm aware of that and that's mainly what I use it for. I'm trying to determine if I can print a couple of images with it with this printer or if I have to now purchase Photoshop.

            Or does your answer mean it isn't ICC compliant?

            Thanks again for your time.
            • 3. Re: Is Fireworks 8 ICC compliant?
              Level 7
              sweeney96 wrote:

              > Thanks Murray, I'm aware of that and that's mainly what I use it for.
              > I'm trying to determine if I can print a couple of images with it
              > with this printer or if I have to now purchase Photoshop.
              >
              > Or does your answer mean it isn't ICC compliant?
              >
              > Thanks again for your time.

              Why not just print an image and find out for yourself.

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              Cliff
              • 4. Re: Is Fireworks 8 ICC compliant?
                Level 7
                sweeney96 wrote:
                > Thanks Murray, I'm aware of that and that's mainly what I use it for. I'm
                > trying to determine if I can print a couple of images with it with this printer
                > or if I have to now purchase Photoshop.
                >
                > Or does your answer mean it isn't ICC compliant?

                Fireworks uses sRGB color space by default, I believe. As an app
                designed for Web graphics, it doesn't need to read color profiles
                because browsers don't read them. Actually, IE 7 and Safari do, but you
                need to turn it on in preferences in IE. Safari is the only browser that
                uses color management by default at this time. The current release of
                Firefox does not.

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                • 5. Re: Is Fireworks 8 ICC compliant?
                  sweeney96 Level 1
                  Thanks Cliff. I thought that too but then it occurred to me it may work but, not 100%. I'm using a special kind of ink called ArTanium sublimation ink which is extremely expensive so I didn't want ot risk wasting it. -Mike
                  • 6. Re: Is Fireworks 8 ICC compliant?
                    sweeney96 Level 1
                    Thank you for that answer Linda. It sounds like FW won't work and I'll just need to buy a copy of Photoshop.

                    -Mike
                    • 7. Re: Is Fireworks 8 ICC compliant?
                      Level 7
                      sweeney96 wrote:

                      > Thanks Cliff. I thought that too but then it occurred to me it may
                      > work but, not 100%. I'm using a special kind of ink called ArTanium
                      > sublimation ink which is extremely expensive so I didn't want ot risk
                      > wasting it. -Mike

                      Ahh...there's always a hidden gotcha. :-)

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                      Cliff