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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
out of 12 votes out of 12 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    22,356
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 26, 2017
  • Price:
    Free to try (14-day trial); $24.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    11.68MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    16
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #21 in Photo Editors

Editors' Review

Easy-to-use Acorn can handle much of what you do in high-end image-editing tools such as Adobe Photoshop, without breaking a sweat or your budget.

Pros

Full set of tools: Acorn's tools palette gives you quick access to a range of tools for moving, zooming, and cropping; drawing and retouching; making selections; and working with text and colors. The tools are customizable, giving you fine control over working with images.

Layers: The image-editing tool handles layers. As you'd expect, you can add, delete, and duplicate layers. You can also group layers together, merge them, lock them, and create layer masks.

Filters: Acorn's filters let you apply effects to a single layer, a group of layers, shape layers, and selections. Filters are nondestructive, so you can make a change to an image and revert it if it's not the effect you wanted. Levels and curves are nondestructive as well.

Shapes: The Shape tools let you create Bézier, rectangle, ellipse, line, arrow, and star shapes. A processor tool helps you generate, modify, and adjust shapes non-destructively.

Cons

Runs on OS X 10.10 or later: To run the latest version of Acorn, you have to run a current version of OS X. Older versions of Acorn are available on the company's website if your operating system is pre-OS X 10.10.

PSD support: Acorn can open Adobe Photoshop PSD files and attempt to preserve layers, but styles and editable text are not imported.

Bottom line

The powerful and affordable Acorn image-editing app for OS X is packed with tools for using layers and filters and creating vector shapes. It can import and export PSD files and has native support for Apple's Retina displays. For everything but heavy-duty Photoshop jobs, Acorn is up to the task.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 6.0.3
  • Fixed a crasher when dragging and dropping group layers from the layers list, when they contained shape layers.
  • Fixed a problem when using the exclude path function.
  • Fixed a problem where the Bias fields in the RAW image import window didn't allow you to enter a wide enough range of values.
General
Publisher Flying Meat
Publisher web site http://flyingmeat.com/
Release Date September 26, 2017
Date Added September 26, 2017
Version 6.0.3
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.68MB
File Name Acorn.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 22,356
Downloads Last Week 16
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $24.99
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