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Macromedia Announces Freehand 10, Supports Mac OS X

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San Francisco, California —April 2, 2001—Macromedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACR) today announced Macromedia FreeHand 10, which features new creative tools, productivity enhancements, tight integration with Macromedia Flash 5, the Macromedia User Interface, and the ability to multi-publish to both print and the Web. Upon its release, FreeHand 10 will be available on Macintosh and Windows platforms, including Mac OS X, Apple's next generation operating system using the sleek new Aqua interface. "Macromedia FreeHand 10 is designed to make the lives of graphics professionals easier and more productive through rich Macromedia Flash integration, templates, and the ability to intuitively create content that can be delivered to both print and the Web," said Kevin Lynch, president of Macromedia products. "In addition, we are committed to developing our market-leading Web authoring product line for Mac OS X, and happy to offer FreeHand 10 on this amazing next-generation operating system." "With features such as an incredible new 'Aqua' user interface and stunning 2-D and 3-D graphics capabilities, Mac OS X is an ideal platform for creative professionals," said Clent Richardson, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "We are thrilled with Macromedia's release of FreeHand 10, and look forward to seeing more of Macromedia's outstanding graphics and Web building solutions on Mac OS X." Graphics professionals use FreeHand 10 to create advanced illustrations, large print projects, and Web site storyboards. FreeHand 10 offers increased productivity through an editable symbol library for better asset management and the ability to select print areas from large projects. The product also features the customizable Macromedia user interface that is now standard across its entire Web authoring product line. FreeHand 10 also introduces Master Page functionality which brings speed and flexibility to designers who want to use templates to speed authoring of large projects that share common design elements. Designers will also benefit from FreeHand 10's free-form contour gradient fill to add drop shadows, beveled edges, and highlights on objects in an intuitive, natural way, as well as reusable brush stroke tools.

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