Open a Fireworks document
Select File > Open and select the file.
Open a recently closed file
Select File > Open Recent.
Select a file from the submenu.
Open a recently closed file when no files are open
Click the file name on the Start page.
Open graphics created in other applications
You can open files created in other applications or file formats, including Photoshop®, Adobe Illustrator®, WBMP, EPS, JPEG, GIF, and animated GIF files.
When you open a file format other than PNG using File > Open, you create a new Fireworks PNG document based on the file you open. You can use all of the features of Fireworks to edit the image. You can then either select Save As to save your work as a new Fireworks PNG file or as another file format.
In some cases, you can save the file in its original format. If you do this, the image flattens to a single layer, and you will be unable to edit the Fireworks-specific features you added to the image.
The following file formats can be saved directly from Fireworks: Fireworks PNG, GIF, animated GIF, JPEG, BMP, WBMP, TIFF, SWF, AI, PSD, and PICT (Mac only).
Import an animated GIF as an animation symbol and then edit and move all the elements of the animation as a single unit. Use the Document Library panel to create new instances of the symbol.Note: When you import an animated GIF, the state delay setting defaults to 0.07 seconds. If necessary, use the States panel to restore the original timing.
Open an animated GIF as you would open a normal GIF file. Each element of the GIF is placed as a separate image in its own Fireworks state. You can convert the graphic to an animation symbol in Fireworks.
Fireworks opens most EPS files as flattened bitmap images in which all objects are combined on a single layer. Some EPS files exported from Adobe Illustrator retain their vector information.
Fireworks can open PSD files created in Photoshop and preserve most PSD features, including hierarchical layers, layer effects, and commonly used blend modes. Use the various options for Photoshop Import/Open in the Preferences dialog box to customize PSD import.