What's New in Fireworks 8
Several new features have been introduced in
Fireworks 8, as well as enhancements of some existing features. New
feature functionality includes
The new Image
Provides access to commonly used image editing
tools, filters, and menu commands.
The new Auto Shape
Enables you to modify the properties of
The new Special
Using this panel you can insert special
characters into text blocks.
The new Add Shadow
Enables you to add a shadow effect to vector objects
and text blocks.
, bullets, themes, and
animations have been added to the Fireworks 8 libraries.
Additional styles have been added in Fireworks 8.
New default patterns
Patterns and textures for use in filling shapes
have been updated.
Pop-up menus created in Fireworks 8 are now CSS-based,
25 new blend modes have been added, including
Negative, Hard Light, Soft Light, Freeze, and a host of others.
Formats such as QuickTime, TGA, MacPaint, and
others are now available for import into Fireworks 8.
Slices can now be polygons or rectangles.
Those existing features that have received
The capability to
save multiple selections
Using the marquee tool, you can now
save, restore, and
multiple selections within PNG files.
functionality in the Layers panel
Enables you to make
contiguous selections within the panel.
Fireworks preferences are autosaved by the
application to ensure that your preferences
time you run the application.
Vector attributes of fills and strokes are
preserved when objects are moved between Fireworks and Flash.
JPEG files can be exported into smaller files
with better quality.
Improvements to the
Color Replace, Remove Red Eye, and Vector Path tools and Popup
Each of these tools has been improved to enhance
to Image Preview
The functionality remains largely
the same, but the navigation link has simply been renamed.