Macromedia was formed in 1992 and acquired by Adobe in 2005.
Macromedia, Inc. is the leading provider of cross-platform software tools for Web publishing, multimedia and graphics. Headquartered in San Francisco, only Macromedia delivers a complete, affordable set of software tools for digital media creation and delivery anywhere. Macromedia's award-winning products for Windows, Macintosh and the Internet are available to business, education, and government customers worldwide in more than 50 countries.
Macromedia enables professional Web developers to create engaging and effective next-generation Web sites. Professional Web developers, enterprises, and dotcom companies turn to Macromedia for comprehensive, integrated solutions that manage the Web Content Lifecycle from content authoring, management, delivery, and display to personalization and analysis.
Professional Web developers and designers use and integrate Macromedia Director, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, FreeHand, Generator, and Shockwave to build high-impact, automated, interactive sites that deliver motion, sound, graphics, and rich media.