Paths can also be used to change the layout and direction of text, from straight lines to following the line of a curve. This is known as text on a path. Common uncompressed formats include AI (Adobe Illustrator), FH (Adobe Freehand) and CDR (Corel Draw). All three formats are fully supported by Windows and Mac operating systems. Vector Graphics packages include Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw, Flash, GIMP and Adobe Fireworks. Illustrator is a professional vector graphics editor developed and marketed by Adobe Systems and is functionally similar to its main competitors, CorelDraw and Macromedia FreeHand. Adobe Flash is a multimedia platform used to add animation, video, and interactivity to web pages but is often used for games also. Adobe Fireworks is a combination of an image editor, bitmap creation and vector drawing package. Source.