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Aldus FreeHand 1.0 is the first major release of FreeHand that was marketed by Aldus Corporation.

Product history[]

FreeHand was originally developed by Altsys Corporation from Fontographer's graphics engine as Masterpiece.[1] It was licensed to Aldus in the fall of 1987,[2] with Altsys retaining development rights.[3]

References[]

  1. The key role of Fontographer in the font revolution by David Bergsland, Fontographer: Practical Font Design for Graphic Designers. Radiqx Press. 2011-09.
  2. Aldus Licenses Altsys' Mac Graphics Program, InfoWorld p.65. 1987-09-21.
  3. Aldus to Add Products, Enhance Pagemaker, InfoWorld p.125. 1987-10-26.

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Discontinued in May 2007
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