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Macromedia Fireworks 1 is the first public release of Fireworks, released by Macromedia on June 2, 1998.[1]

Product history[]


Macromedia Fireworks 1.0 in 1998

Development of Fireworks began at Macromedia's Digital Arts Group (formerly Altsys) in Richardson, Texas. It was created by engineers from the Macromedia FreeHand team and the two software projects often shared resources.[2] Fireworks was announced on March 10, 1998 and a free public beta was released.[3] To encourage adoption after the discontinuation of Macromedia xRes,[4] free 30-day trials were offered.[5]

Fireworks 1.0 was also included as part of Macromedia Director 7 Shockwave Internet Studio,[6] which was released on December 7, 1998.[7]


  1. Macromedia Ships Fireworks, Macromedia. 1999-06-02. Archived 1999-02-19.
  2. R.I.P. FreeHand by Andy Finnell, Safe from the Losing Fight. 2007-05-17.
  3. Macromedia Introduces Fireworks, Macromedia. 1999-03-10. Archived 1999-02-18.
  4. xRes is no longer being offered by Macromedia as a stand alone product, Macromedia. Archived 1998-12-06.
  5. Fireworks Download Free try and buy trial version, Macromedia. Archived 1998-06-12.
  6. Macromedia Director 7 Shockwave Internet Studio new features, Macromedia. Archived 1999-02-18.
  7. Macromedia ships Director 7 Shockwave Internet Studio and Dreamweaver 2, Macromedia. 1998-12-07. Archived 1999-11-10.

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