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#1 rhodesian.dragon

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 02:00 AM

This topic was brought to my attention last Thursday at school and I just wanted to know what was everyone's opinion about Adobe buying out Macromedia?

There will be good and bad things about this merger.

Like for example with less companies competing with Adobe, this may mean that Adobe products will rise in prices :P , and become less innovative :P . However on the other hand this could mean that some standards could be developed for products like HTML editing and stuff like that. So what is everyone else's opinion on this topic? :P

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#2 iceblade

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 02:51 PM

This topic was brought to my attention last Thursday at school and I just wanted to know what was everyone's opinion about Adobe buying out Macromedia?

There will be good and bad things about this merger.

Like for example with less companies competing with Adobe, this may mean that Adobe products will rise in prices  :P , and become less innovative :P . However on the other hand this could mean that some standards could be developed for products like HTML editing and stuff like that. So what is everyone else's opinion on this topic?  :P

Click here to read some information about the merger.

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I don't like the idea personnely, and yet it makes so much business sense.

I always considered Adobe to be a PDF type company and Macromedia to be the graphics company and the company that i have always liked more. Theres not really a reason I like it more I suppose then that I just started using Macromedia products before Adobe.
We'll see if Adobe puts out Go Live and takes Dream Weaver off the market, but that would probably be one of the most significant changes is what the company sells.

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 04:01 PM

Personally I think all the buyout will do is broaden the spread of Adobe's products. Immediately, this will result in an extension of revenues, to the company, while reducing the cost of competition.

Also, this buyout will also bring a mix of technology into both firms, putting in place a lot more technical knowhow and software innovation techneques into both forms.. thus making both Adobe as well as Macromedia software stronger.... As with most mergers and take-overs.. Adobe will direct Macromedia products to grow at the same rate of progress that the brand products have been doing so .. all the while flushing in extra technology.. and vice-a-versa.. back into the Adobe fold.. Result--- better products over both the brands' range.. Another thing, there'll be a bigger pool of 'mind power' for the firm to dig into... bringing about a larger spread of innovation in current and new products..

from the consumer's point.. I do believe that Adobe will actually bring down the pricing model to reflect the highly decreased competition cost.. although not by too much because there are a bunch of other companies out there, waiting on the sidelines to tear a chunk out of the market share.. so... competitive pricing.. great products.. !!

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 07:23 PM

Adobe bought out Macromedia, when did that happen :P I am so out of it when it come to stuff happening like this.

This probably won't be a bad thing, if anything it will just make Adode products better not to metion a stronger company as well, and maybe with less compitition lower some prices on their products.....I hope

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 03:24 AM

i personaly really didnt like it. when i first heard about it i got really mad
i use both adobe a macromedia products and like them for there differences...but perhaps it will turn out to be a good thing...guess we can say goodbye to fireworks (never liked that) perhaps freehand too...

im done..

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 10:34 AM

I've never been able to go from Photoshop to Flash without losing something of the visual effect that I wanted. I think this will help. I'm glad and can't wait till they put out something to help with this.

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 11:26 AM

I don't like Adobe products, I hate these "flying" menus. But .... i think it really doesn't matter if we like this fusion or not. Adobe doesn't take over Macromedia for creating nicer software or cheaper programs, they do it for one reason only: making more money! (See how MACR stock quotes rose up since the message that Adobe eats them.) So let's wait and see what happens. Perhaps one day Microsoft will buy Adobe. :)

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 06:19 AM

I've never been able to go from Photoshop to Flash without losing something of the visual effect that I wanted.  I think this will help.  I'm glad and can't wait till they put out something to help with this.

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Exactly! I know for a fact that this will make alot of flash users i know happy. Most people start off using Adobe products, rather than macromedia, so when they finally turn to programs like Flash, its really confusing and overwhelming. Alot of people use illustrator and then transfer the files into flash, even though flash has a similar function to illustrator's ever-famous 'pen tool'. Now that Adobe bought macromedia out, they'll improve the tools and settings to resemble more of the typical 'adobe' settings. People will be less intimidated when using it. I, for one, would have liked that to begin with.

I think someone said it's merely a scheme for more money... well, yeah. But to get more money, the product needs to become as user-friendly and easy-to-use as possible. They're going to have to put a lot of effort into changing the settings to suit both the adobe AND traditional macromedia styles. It's for the best, I say.

And besides, did you know that the very original photoshop wasnt even created by adobe? Yeah. And look what happened, everyone whos even remotely anyone in this industry knows the great 'Photoshop'. It's all Adobe.

It's not a devestating drama, people.

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Posted 26 June 2005 - 10:10 PM

:lol: This doesn't seem like it will work out..

I hope it does.. but i don't think it will..


And no, I won't explain why i think that way

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 12:31 PM

Wow If this thing goes on .. Adobe will become A Huge Giant in this Industry..!
And Macromedia wont give so easily.! adobe will have to pay Lots of money to get that.!
I wonder why cant Microsoft Buy Adobe inc? If it buys that .! It will become a tale of Fishes.! And Microsoft will Start Integrating Photoshop n Acrobat in Windows then.! Dumping their Ugly Ms Paint .! LOL
Anywayz Looking forward what will happen.! I guess Macromedia Wont sell ! As its doing well at market.! If in losses that may Give up.!
Anywayz Bro nice info there!

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 12:50 PM

oh no! I like macromedia :P I don't really like adobe though... Why can't they be two seperate little companies? I would rather that. I don't think macromedia would sell without having being offered an extreme amount of money. Lots of people buy their Flash MX to make flash sites. Well, I jsut don't agree with this idea. I would rather them stay seperate or join together with microsoft to make: admacsoft

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 01:27 PM

I don't like the idea, macromedia as a whole other thing. Let them want to take out each other. They have to lower prices and make new options to earn money. So that's positive.

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Posted 01 July 2005 - 07:46 PM

=_= waaait, I thought they already merged? Or did Adobe only announce that it was definitly going to buy macromedia?

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Posted 02 July 2005 - 04:00 AM

Did they already buy it or are they trying to buy it? Your title is very misleading...

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Posted 02 July 2005 - 10:26 AM

Your whole post is a bit confusing. anyways as to the whole idea i dont really like it again either. im very fond of flash, dreamweaver and fireworks. they have this great intuitive user friendly interface that really easy to use. I dont think Adobe GoLive can compete with dreamweaver either. But then again you mentioned someting about them going together with microsoft. i dont think that would be very good. id rather have them merge with adobe than microsoft. anyways that all my input on this. please be more specific and clear next time you post something like this.

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 01:56 PM

I think this is perfect, only think in the things that they will do; just perfect when they launch the program togheter, I think this will be so powerfull, with lot of options, and obviously, with the experience, of Adobe and macromedia that dosen't exist any more. Perfect it so perfect.

I expect that the first program has the powerfull of Photoshop, and Macromedia Flash,, just think in that. Wow, amaizing

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 02:29 PM

or else it could become a bloated piece of software that runs too slowly to do good on either end. it would be nice if they were able to actually deliver that, though... a real workhorse that give double value.

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 07:58 PM

Photoshop has been nearing terminal velocity, anyways. Photoshops 7, CS, and CS2 are the same for all practical concerns. Perhaps this merger will bring some new ideas and spice things up a bit on the Adobe side of things.

And if Adobe's software becomes bloated and slow, then we still have the old near-perfect versions of Photoshop, Flash, et al, to fall back on.

Good? Bad? I have no idea, yet, but I'm not really worried.

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 11:59 PM

Adobe and Macromedia has always been in competition. Lately, Adobe has beaten Macromedia by a ton. By now, most of ya'll would know about Macromedia's specialty in animations. Macromedia Flash was a big hit when it went into the market. It was the best of its kind and Adobe has never challenged it with their own fancy designers. Yet they developed new ideas, came up with Adobe Audition and many other fancy programs with a bunch of fancy tools.

The merger, in my opinion, will really close-out this competition. But the game is not over, Microsoft, although it specialises in their own OS, is having second thoughts about not joining the competition. Apple too is a great company and has created several graphic design programs. Adobe-Macromedia has now faced their biggest challenge yet. I wouldn't be surprised if they started producing an anti-virus software a few years later.

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 06:22 AM

I too think this will be an awesome idea. It'll be a great addition to the lot of other programs. Hopefully they release like a CS version type bundle, where all the programs are released together to make it easier and cheaper to buy. Most likely it'll range in the 500s as usual, but yeah, I consider buying it with the next Adobe worth it. Be nice if the price fell somehow though :D



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