On Friday, Macromedia delivered FreeHand 9, the upgrade to its vector-based illustration package that the company unveiled at February's Seybold Seminars Boston/Publishing. The new version, which is available for Macs and Windows systems, features easy export of files in Flash format for use on the Web, integrated HTML publishing features, a new Perspective Grid view for creating 3D scenes and visual management of multipage documents.
FreeHand 9 costs $399 (£247). Flash 4 FreeHand 9 Studio, a package that includes both applications, is priced at $499 (£309). Current FreeHand owners can upgrade to FreeHand 9 for $149 (£92), and owners of either FreeHand or Flash can purchase the Studio package for $199 (£123).