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Macromedia FreeHand MX

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This app works with: QEMU

Macromedia FreeHand MX 11.0.x allows you to create impressive 2D graphics for use in print, for the web or for use with Flash. The software includes tools to help you with storyboarding, graphic design, document production and editing. FreeHand MX is an excellent choice for illustrators and designers who often use a computer to enhance their work.

Multiple attributes
Add more visual punch to your designs and illustrations—apply unlimited stroke, fill, and effect attributes to a single vector or text object. Multiple attributes eliminate the need to stack duplicates of an object to create a particular appearance, making updates easier, faster, and leaving fewer objects to manage.

Object panel
Now you can quickly inspect and change object and text properties—such as stroke, fill, font, or effect—in one centralized location. In addition, the Object panel provides localized stacking control of multiple attributes for unlimited and unique visual appearances. You can also drag and drop between the Object and Styles panels to create, edit, and redefine graphic and text styles.

Live effects
Maximize creative expression with live effects, which apply complex distortions and effects without altering the original object. FreeHand MX includes vector effects (such as bend, sketch, and transform) and raster effects (like bevel, drop shadow, and gradient transparency). The complete control of ordering provided in the Object panel allows you to apply effects in any order, to all or selected attributes of the object.

Live-edit graphic primitives
Quickly and easily reshape rectangles, ellipses, and polygons while maintaining the control and editability of FreeHand MX graphic primitives. Easily round rectangle corners and mix concave or convex, convert ellipses to arcs, or change polygons to stars with editable numbers of points.

Macromedia Flash integration
Increase productivity and streamline development of Macromedia Flash projects. Plan, layout and design entire projects in single document. Now you can even import more complex Macromedia Flash movies (SWFs) into your FreeHand MX document and integrate them into your designs before exporting back out to SWF with improved efficiency. Placed SWFs can be edited using launch and edit in Macromedia Flash functionality. Macromedia Flash can also open and import FreeHand MX files.

Action tool
Drag and drop complex Macromedia Flash actions between objects, symbols, and pages. Assign simple actions like Go To and Play, or Go To and Stop, as well as more complex behaviors such as Get URL or Load External Movie.

Connector lines tool
Quickly map information architecture, data flows, and site maps with the Connector Lines tool. Just drag the tool to assign persistent relationships between objects. Connector Line styles let you completely customize the appearance of connectors and quickly apply them.

Creative capabilities
Realize your creative vision with a collection of enhanced tools and functionality. Create exciting 3D appearances with the Extrude tool, which gives complete live control over extrude attributes, including 3D rotations, lighting, and shared vanishing points. Drag and drop the Blend tool to create and modify live blends, or use the Eraser tool to modify paths in an, organic way. Additionally, FreeHand MX now provides alpha channel support for imported bitmaps.

Fireworks integration on Mac OS X and Windows
Streamline your graphics development workflow with enhanced Fireworks integration. Launch and edit imported bitmap images with a single click in the FreeHand MX Object panel, make your changes in Fireworks, then click back in FreeHand MX— your image is now updated, without losing any effects or transformations applied to the original FreeHand MX image. You can also open or import FreeHand MX files directly in Fireworks, with improved vector and text reliability and editability.

FreeHand MX 11.0 Mac Serial Number: FHM110-08644-48230-27419
FreeHand MX 11.0.2 Serial Number: FHD110-58402-67227-68568

As the Macromedia activation servers have been offline since 2016, you will need to enter this serial number through telephone activation's "activate over the internet" screen.

Version 11.0.2 was the final release of FreeHand before Macromedia terminated the product. A postmortem on FreeHand MX was written from one of the FreeHand/Fireworks developers at Macromedia's defunct Texas studio, formerly Altsys.

See also: Aldus FreeHand 1.0, Aldus FreeHand 2.0, Aldus FreeHand 3.x, Aldus FreeHand 4.0, Macromedia FreeHand 5.0.2, Macromedia FreeHand 5.5, Macromedia FreeHand 7 (German), Macromedia FreeHand Graphics Studio 7, Macromedia FreeHand 8, Macromedia FreeHand 9, Macromedia FreeHand 10

Architecture: PPC (Carbonized) x86 (Windows)


Duality's picture
by Duality - 2019, January 5 - 7:29pm

Yes, the linked "activate by telephone" -> "you can also activate over the internet" solution published by Adobe gets around that activation mess for FreeHand 11.0.2/MXa.

That pre-made registration file also works for FreeHand MXa. I believe that's what Adobe was sharing to get around activation issues prior to 2016, when an activation server shutdown affected all of the Macromedia Studio MX 2004 apps.

I've tried both solutions for 11.0.2 on hardware (Tiger and Leopard OS X PPC) and VMs (Leopard on Intel) within the last two months. They should get you up and running, with and without an Internet connection.

11.0 isn't tied down by the same activation problems. That one should not give you any trouble with a valid serial in Mac OS 9.

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by mabam - 2019, January 5 - 3:22pm

I'm not sure activating by using a serial number still works at all. But there's a quite easy work-around described under "Registration File" at (at least on OS X, don't know about Windows). I succeeded with the English and the German version of FreeHand MXa (11.0.2) in a Snow Leopard VM.

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by MikeTomTom - 2018, December 7 - 10:55pm

I did find the CD-ROM images.

Terrific and thanks.

Duality's picture
by Duality - 2018, December 7 - 6:37am

I did find the CD-ROM images.

Take heed of the descriptions. You are getting the same installers as before, the manual we had before, and in the original release, a PDF of keyboard shortcuts for the Mac. That original Mac release also has a custom icon for the CD-ROM that's only visible on OS 9. Nothing else.

It's certainly worthwhile for preservation's sake. Unfortunately, no extremely amazing Goodies like in the Director CDs.

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by MikeTomTom - 2018, November 1 - 10:45pm

Anyone have the 11.0.1 updater at hand?

I don't know of one, but...

If you're hoping for an update for running on Mac OS 9.x - There is no update. - 11.0 was the final release for Mac OS 9.1x and OS X 10.1x. - Version 11.0.1 is for Mac OS X 10.2.6 and later, only.

11.0.2 has the same System requirements as 11.0.1 - and is a more stable and bug-fixed release since 11.0.1 - So, perhaps there's little advantage in requiring 11.0.1 over 11.0.2 - Unless there was a feature, dropped?

Specs for 11.0 and 11.0.1 are on this Macromedia page (Wayback Machine).

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by Minimum91 - 2018, November 1 - 8:46pm

Anyone have the 11.0.1 updater at hand? I'd appriciate it a lot.

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by MikeTomTom - 2018, October 20 - 11:57pm

YW ( I would love to have owned a B&W ). Kind of a long story but in brief; Both the 11.0 and German 11.0.2 additions were sourced from 24bit's earlier "Macromedia Studio MX 2004" upload. The FH 11.0 copy didn't "fit" with that description as it was too early for 2004 and likely came from Studio MX Plus (2003) or as an individual release of that year. So I reworked the Studio MX 2004 archive by adding your 11.0.2 copy from this page into it and removed the earlier Freehand MX and German 11.0.2 from it, adding them to this page. The "new" Studio MX 2004 archive was of course added to the Studio MX page.

This arrangement worked out well for the additions to both pages.

I would also like to see the original CD archives eventually surface and be added to this page including the Mac/Win CD depicted in the screenshots above. One day it may happen.

Duality's picture
by Duality - 2018, October 20 - 7:34am

Thank you MTT for donating the Mac OS 9 version. My B&W G3 is very happy.

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by 24bit - 2018, October 17 - 9:07pm

Yes, the Studio 2002 page looks like a close fit. I´ll upload there.

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by MacTouch - 2018, October 17 - 8:00pm

We have also a 2002 page for this one. I suppose it works well, but I have not tested.

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2018, October 17 - 7:40pm

Yes, I was thinking of that. Sorry for compromising your well done page.

Duality's picture
by Duality - 2018, October 17 - 6:11pm

I think Macromedia Studio MX 2004 should be broken out into its own app page. It has the FreeHand installer but also three other Macromedia apps, a Flash 6 based GUI, and a number of other bits not really related to FreeHand.

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by MikeTomTom - 2018, October 15 - 2:51am

Another postmortem here: Freeing FreeHand: the story of grief, revenge and refusal