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Adobe replaces FreeHand in favor of Illustrator

Adobe IllustratorJohn Nack, Senior Product Manager, Adobe Photoshop wrote that Adobe will be replacing Freehand with Illustrator. Adobe will continue to sell the current version of FreeHand, but will not do any further development and won’t release any updates.

Adobe has created an FAQ (PDF) that explains the details of the decision not to rev FreeHand, talks about Illustrator CS3 features added to make FreeHand users more comfortable, and more.

FreeHand Upgrade Path
A special upgrade to Illustrator CS3 is available to all registered owners of FreeHand for $199 U.S. This upgrade is available worldwide through the Adobe Store and through the Channel. There is no direct FreeHand to Creative Suite 3 upgrade, but FreeHand owners who also own Adobe or Macromedia products that are eligible for upgrade to the Suite can use that path to move to the Suite.

  1. There you have it. One company only one choice. After many years using Freehand now I have to wait for someone to buy this product from Adobe and continue making improvements. We'll wait.

    Hasta la vista Freehand.

    /Freehand user.

  2. There you have it. One company only one choice. After many years using Freehand now I have to wait for someone to buy this product from Adobe and continue making improvements. We'll wait.

    Hasta la vista Freehand.

    /Freehand user.

  3. Yes, it will not be easy for those who are using Freehand on daily basis. Anyway good luck and let's hope something good is on its way.

  4. Yes, it will not be easy for those who are using Freehand on daily basis. Anyway good luck and let's hope something good is on its way.

  5. Would you mind sending me a Joost invite? I would really appreciate it (o=

  6. Would you mind sending me a Joost invite? I would really appreciate it (o=

  7. It was a no nonsense decision really and it was not a big suprise. Illustrator is far more superior than Freehand and in fact Macromedia had also stopped development of Freehand quite a while before they were taken over by Adobe.

  8. It was a no nonsense decision really and it was not a big suprise. Illustrator is far more superior than Freehand and in fact Macromedia had also stopped development of Freehand quite a while before they were taken over by Adobe.

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