Adobe Sued for Killing FreeHand

I was a huge fan of FreeHand, the illustration tool that was arguably superior to Adobe Illustrator. (For a list of features that FreeHand brought to designers long before Illustrator did, see the Design Tools Monthly page here.) When Adobe bought Macromedia in December 2005, it stopped developing FreeHand and ultimately discontinued it in 2007.

(By the way, FreeHand still works on Windows Vista and 7, and on Mac OS X 10.6.)

Now “Free FreeHand“, an organization dedicated to keeping the fire under Adobe for having killed the only cross-platform competitor to Illustrator, has filed suit against them.

Read their press release below for details…


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