Fireworks cs5 (and cs4 for that matter) does not display fonts correctly. What I mean by that, Text appears different in browsers then it appears in fireworks. Changing anti-aliasing mode does not correct the problem and custom aliasing simply is not something I am willing to adjust every single time.

Anyone knows a workaround or a fix for this?


This link summarizes my problem. http://blog.hipchat.com/2010/11/03/how-adobe-ruined-fireworks-cs4cs5/

  • (Flagging for possible move to graphicdesign.se) Be more specific. Fireworks is explicitly intended for web design and overall puts more effort into being close(r) to what your browsers render versus say, Photoshop. Ideally, screenshots will be involved, to show exactly what you're complaining about.
    – Su'
    Commented Jan 30, 2012 at 10:00
  • @Su' Please refer to the link I've provided in my edited question. Commented Jan 30, 2012 at 11:36

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Not sure what you mean about adjusting "custom aliasing", but browsers use subpixel AA for text; an image editing program can't do that since subpixel rendering is display-dependent and can't be hardcoded into a raster image.

  • I know no other software that does what fireworks does with text. In fact, this problem did not exist in version 3. (I have posted a link in my question to an article regarding this.) Commented Jan 30, 2012 at 11:37

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