Macromedia FreeHand

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Macromedia FreeHand

A full-featured vector drawing program for Windows and Mac from Adobe, which acquired it in 2005 from Macromedia. It combines a wide range of drawing tools with special effects. FreeHand was first available on the Mac and was originally Aldus Freehand from Aldus Corporation.
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Without commenting on the appropriateness of the consent order,(15) I Will nevertheless observe that the Commission seems to have alleged what amounts to two product market definitions, and three different theories of violation, for a merger whose overlap apparently involved only Adobe Illustrator and Aldus Freehand.
We plan on working with all the third-party applications: MultiAd, Adobe Illustrator, Quark Xpress, Aldus Freehand and others," said product marketing manager Greg Fox.
Adobe Illustrator FrameMaker Aldus Freehand Microsoft Word Aldus PageMaker Word Perfect Aldus Superpaint Adobe Photoshop QuarkXPress ColorStudio
The color illustrations were produced in Aldus FreeHand 3.
Adobe Illustrator is used by 29 percent and Aldus Freehand by 24 percent, but 47 percent of those who use such software use other brands (chart 7).
For a description of Aldus FreeHand, see "I Can Draw It for You - FreeHand," Computers in Libraries 9 (January 1989): 23-25.
The year to year revenue comparison for comparable product lines, excluding revenue from the Aldus Freehand and PhotoStyler programs, reflected a gain of 18 percent.
To design ads, the Free Press has been using Aldus Freehand and Adobe Photoshop for more than a year and QuarkXPress since April.
The top six graphics programs our respondents use are: MacDraw, 24 percent; Adobe Illustrator, 18 percent; Aldus Freehand, 10 percent; SuperPaint, eight percent; Cricket Graphics, five percent; and MacPaint, four percent.
As part of the acquisition of Aldus Corporation, Adobe divested the Aldus Freehand program and discontinued Aldus PhotoStyler.
Original modifications to the licensing agreement, effective at the closing of the Aldus-Adobe merger, were to "principally provide that upon the termination of the license agreement in July 1995, Aldus will transfer certain assets relating to Aldus Freehand to Altsys, including all of its interests in the Freehand name and documentation, foreign translations and access to the Freehand mailing list," said Altsys.
Software: Aldus PageMaker, Microsoft Word, Aldus FreeHand, an electronic clip art libray (see side-bar) Claris FileMaker II, Microsoft Power Point and Connect MacNET.