Acorn 5.0.1 – Bitmap image editor.

Acorn 5.0.1

Acorn is a new image editor built with one goal in mind – simplicity. Fast, easy, and fluid, Acorn provides the options you’ll need without any overhead. Acorn feels right, and won’t drain your bank account.

  • Take screenshots using Acorn and edit them right away.
  • Chain together image filters to create stunning effects.
  • Layer based image editing, an industry standard.
  • Make new images and layers using your built-in iSight.
  • Easy image and canvas resizing, just by changing the size of your window.
  • Take advantage of every pixel of your monitor with full screen image editing.
  • Tablet sensitive for pressure strokes and using the tablet’s eraser.
  • Vector shape and text layers.
  • Freeform, elliptical, rectangular, and magic wand selections.
  • Gradients.
  • Create and apply custom text styles.
  • Control opacity and blending modes for each layer.
  • Write plugins using the Python scripting language, as well as in Objective-C.
  • GPU powered. The same graphics card that makes your gaming experience smooth, helps Acorn fly through the toughest of graphics operations.

What’s New

Version 5.0.1:
Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later.

  • Fixed a bug where you could delete on a locked layer.
  • Fixed a bug where drawing straight lines on the QuickMask wouldn't always update correctly.
  • Fixed a bug where Acorn would fall into a non-responsive state when sometimes trying to move a text layer while it was editing.
  • Fixed a bug where the shape layer commands "Make Same Width / Height" wasn't working correctly.
  • Tweaked how auto levels is calculated, and fixed some annoying bugs with it.
  • Fixed some bad links to our documentation.
  • Fixed a couple of bugs with the image metadata editor.
  • Fixed a bug were pressing the [ or ] keys when using the pencil tool wouldn't update the cursor to reflect the size change.
  • Fixed a thing where Acorn's share menu wouldn't work with some apps.
  • Fixed a bug where the line tool didn't snap when creating its start point.
  • Fixed a selection problem with text boxes and overlapping shapes.
  • Various UI tweaks.


OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor


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