Macromedia FreeHand 5 is the fifth major version of FreeHand, and the first to be released by Macromedia in January 1994 under a licensing agreement with Altsys. It was also bundled as part of Macromedia Graphic Design Studio, one of the first software suites from Macromedia.
FreeHand 5.5 was released for Power Macintosh on September 25, 1995 and added support for Photoshop plug-ins, importing PDF files and creating object-based PICT images. Other new features included Crop, Extract, and auto-expanding text containers with support for inline graphics in text. It was also bundled as part of FreeHand Graphics Studio.
- Macromedia Announces FreeHand 5.0 For The Power Macintosh And Macintosh, Macromedia. 1994-01-04. Archived 1999-09-09.
- Macromedia Shipping the Graphic Design Studio for Windows and Macintosh, Macromedia. 1995-03-27. Archived 1999-09-09.
- Macromedia Announces Agreement to Acquire FreeHand Developer Altsys, Macromedia. 1994-10-26. Archived 1999-09-09.
- Macromedia Completes Altsys Acquisition, Macromedia. 1995-01-23. Archived 1999-09-10.
- New FreeHand 5.5 For Macintosh Increases Performance Lead Over Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia. 1995-09-25. Archived 1999-09-09.
- FreeHand Designers Center support at Macromedia (archived 1997-03-29)
- Macromedia FreeHand 5 at the Macromedia Wiki
- Design 101 – Creating FreeHand’s Software Identity by Michael Scaramozzino, DreamLight. 1995-05.
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