I use Fireworks v4 for most of my web graphics needs. Is there an open source alternative? What can the gurus suggest? I'm looking for fuctionality that equals fireworks. I know the GIMP, but that is just too photo oriented. I want to combine vector graphics, bitmap and text, and also would like the frame and slicing fuctionality Fireworks offers to help with mass production and toggle graphics.
I'm not a graphics expert, so I am a bit confused about the PNG format. When I use it in Fireworks, I can work with bitmaps and vector and text elements separately, but when I open a PNG with any other program that I've come across so far, it is treated as a bitmap only.
So the perfect editor I'm looking for would be one that recognises the different elements in my existing PNG (Fireworks) files.