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EVALUATION SHORTLIST Macromedia Inc.s Macromedia Studio MX 2004 Traditionally the biggest competitor to the Adobe suite, but given Adobes pending acquisition of Macromedia, Studio MX will probably be around as a separate product for one more year at most (www.macromedia.com) Corel Corp.s Corel Draw Graphics Suite 12 Not the major competitor it used to be, but Corel Draw Graphics Suite is still a solid option for image editing and illustrations (www.corel.com)
Individual competing products Individual components of the suite compete with a wide array of products, from tools bundled with operating systems to digital asset management systems to high-end publishing platforms
Older versions of the suite products Like many other desktop products, Adobes suite must compete against the very capable older versions of products that users are happy to stick with

Labs Director Jim Rapoza can be reached at jim_rapoza@ziffdavis.com.

Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on image editing and Web publishing tools.


 
 
 
 
Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr RapozaÔÇÖs current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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