I'm currently using Fireworks for image manipulation and preparation, and I do the following tasks:
- Resizing the canvas
- Rearranging components, i.e. cutting bits out and putting them elsewhere
- Resizing components
- Exporting as PNG32 (an efficient PNG32 export algorithm is essential). Note this should support alpha transparency.
Fireworks is great, but has dramas for canvases over 10,000 px wide, and some slight dramas for canvases over 6,000 px wide. 10,000 px used to be ridiculous, but these days with sprite methodologies and Retina DPI, it turns out it's pretty easy to hit that limit.
Do any applications do the above and support massive resolution (10,000 px ++) canvases?