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Name Aldus Freehand Drawing
Version 4
Other names  
Identifiers PUID:  x-fmt/304
Classification Image (Vector)
Description FreeHand, created by Altsys Corporation in 1988 and licensed to Aldus Corporation, is a discontinued vector graphic editor for Windows and Mac. Uses include professional illustration, desktop publishing and web content. FreeHand versions 1 though to 4 were released by Aldus, later versions were developed by Macromedia. In 2005 Adobe Systems acquired Macromedia but FreeHand development has been discontinued.
Orientation Text
Byte order  
Related file formats Has priority over Macromedia Freehand (4 & 5)
Technical Environment  
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source Digital Preservation Department / The National Archives
Source date 02 Aug 2005
Source description  
Last updated 16 Oct 2021
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