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Fauve Software was a computer software software company that created Fauve Matisse and xRes, before being acquired by Macromedia.

History[edit | edit source]

Fauve was founded in 1992 by Fred Krueger and Richard Krueger in Raleigh, North Carolina. Their first product, Matisse, was released in 1993.[1]

After its acquisition of Fauve in August 30, 1995,[2] Macromedia briefly continued to market Matisse and xRes 1 from Fauve's existing product line. The features of Matisse's painting and layer features were combined with the xRes high-resolution image editing engine into Macromedia xRes 2.[3] Macromedia itself was acquired by Adobe Systems in December 2005.[4]

Legacy[edit | edit source]

Many of Matisse's and xRes's features were integrated into what became Adobe Fireworks.[1][5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Alumni Achievers: Richard Krueger (M.S. 1989) by Anna Rzewnicki, NC State University Computer Science. 2004-07.
  2. Macromedia buys Fauve, Computer World, page 41. 1995-09-25.
  3. Macromedia launches enchanced Matisse as xRes, insistes that it adds value to Adobe Photoshop, Computer Business Review. Archived 1996-02-06.
  4. Adobe Completes Acquisition of Macromedia, Adobe Systems. 2005-12-05. Archived 2005-12-07.
  5. Fauve Matisse by Paolo Limoncelli, Daub. 2018-05-08.

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