Adobe Fireworks

Adobe_Fireworks_CS6_IconNOT ON THE LIST IN 2018

Adobe Fireworks is a tool for creating and optimizing images for the web and rapidly prototyping websites.

Cost: Commercial. Free Trial
Availability: Download

Past Overall Rankings
2017: –    2016: –    2015: –    2014: –    2013: –    2012: –    2011: –    2010: –    2009: 88    2008: –   2007: 56

Comments from some of those who selected Fireworks as one of their Top 10 Tools

“There are lots of graphic apps out there, and Photoshop is often touted as the industry standard, but nothing comes close to Fireworks when it comes to developing graphics for the web.” Barry Sampson

“some great image editing features”  Pam Atkins

“it communicates very well with flash and it’s easy to work with”  Paulo Gingao

“i enjoy the ‘batch editing’ trick: you can lighten and optimise a folder full of images. Expensive, unless you have statewide educational licensing deal.” Michael Chalk