Wow wow wow (in a numb sort of way)

AdobeacquiresIt has been announced this morning that Adobe plans to acquire Macromedia. My mind is spinning with all of the things that this could mean. Some things seem obvious. Illustrator will replace Freehand. Dreamweaver will replace GoLive. Acrobat/PDF integration will become tighter everywhere. Flash will certainly stay, but I’m curious to see how it is integrated. I think ColdFusion will become the server piece that Adobe has always needed to really make PDF forms work on the web. The big unknown sticking in my mind is the future of Fireworks. What will happen to it? Will it replace ImageReady?the web graphics program that ships with Photoshop? Will it be killed? I sure hope not. In my opinion, there is nothing like it. Web developers need the option of vector and raster-based applications and as far as raster-looking vector-based applications go, nothing beats Fireworks (and the price is great!).

It will be an interesting year or two while these product lines shake themselves out…

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