A few weeks ago we go the news, is to acquire . As the deal gets closer to completion, I’m reading reports that Adobe may just drop some of the beloved Macromedia applications.

Now I’m pretty sure that all Adobe cares about is . Seeing as Flash killed their application years ago. However, reports state that may replace GoLive. I guess that’s OK as I can’t use with those stupid site files. I like complete access to my files thank you!

My fear is for . This application is the only image editing, vector and bitmap, design program I use. It’s so easy to use and the bitmap vector integration is great. Plus non-damaging filters (you can turn them on and off even after you apply them), automatic layer creations and slices that just work. I believe Fireworks to be a web design program and Photoshop to be a print design program. Two totally different programs. But who will save Fireworks? Adobe may sell it off and I don’t know who would be a good buyer. Good news is that I think I can still live with Fireworks MX 04 for a few years if I had to. Yearly updates to the Adobe / Macromedia products just seem stupid anyways. What can you really add but bug fixes?

I guess we’ll have to wait and see. I hate waiting. Of course there is also Director, Freehand, Cold Fusion, Contribute and others to worry about. I guess is safe if Adobe keeps Dreamweaver as they go hand in hand.

There are just to many unanswered questions out there still.