Last month MacCentral brought you a preview of Macromedia FreeHand 10, the latest version of the company’s popular vector graphics program. Now you can grab the latest Mac version of the software online, although there still is conflicting and confusing information on Macromedia’s Web site.
Version 10 adds OS X compatibility; a variety of new illustration tools; support for customizable master pages; a new user interface that shares elements with other Macromedia software applications; a Flash Player window that lets you test SWF movies inside of FreeHand; enhanced export support for PDF, HTML and SWF documents, and much, much more. Check our preview at the URL above for detailed information.
The “download version” of FreeHand 10 for Mac is now available for purchase from Macromedia’s Web site. The upgrade to this new version costs US$129. A boxed version costs $399.
System requirements for Macromedia FreeHand 10 call for a PowerPC-based Mac; Mac OS 8.6 or higher (including X); 32MB available RAM; 70MB available HD space; Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer 4.0 or later; 800×600 display with 256 color support; CD-ROM drive.