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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0
  • Total Downloads:
    22,039
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 19, 2017
  • Price:
    Free to try (14-day trial); $24.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    11.71MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    13
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #21 in Photo Editors

Editors' Review

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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

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What's new in version 6.0
  • Previously modal operations (like Crop, Scale and Rotate, Wrap) are now no longer modal. You can now switch between images without having to finish a crop in your current image.
  • The Scale and Rotate palette now show the x / y / width / height values of the transforming selection.
  • New shortcut to crop a single bitmap layer: Command-Shift-Option-K (or you can hold down the Shift key when using the Image ? Crop menu item). This works when a crop is on the canvas, or with a selection. If it's a selection, the command is basically a shortcut for invert selection, and then delete.
  • Instant Alpha gets two new options: the ability to turn on and off the smoothing of the edges, and a contiguous / non contiguous mode.
  • File ? Export ? Export All Layers menu, which lets you pick a folder to export all your layers to.
  • Crop pixel lock & resizing. The crop palette now has an option to lock dimensions. Which you click this, it'll "lock" your crop and the final size of your image will be whatever the pixel dimensions you have set are. For instance, let's say you add a 100x100 size crop on your image, and then press the lock. Then you resize the crop on the canvas to be something larger. When you hit crop, your image will crop to what you've got, and then resize your image down to 100x100. So you can essentially set your image size at the same time you're making a crop.
  • New "Reflection" filter, which reflects your image as if it was on a shiny table.
  • New "Linear Gradient Blur" filter, which works just like the radial gradient blur... only without the radial. It's linear (see- it's right in the name that's how you know it's linear).
  • Softness sliders have been added to the brush, clone, dodge, etc., palettes.
  • New Automator Action- "Call Filter Preset", which adds a filter preset to images via Automator.
  • The Filter menu now has a "Presets" sub menu.
  • New button in the palette to delete layers. You can also drag and drop a layer from the layers list into it for deletion
General
Publisher Flying Meat
Publisher web site http://flyingmeat.com/
Release Date July 19, 2017
Date Added July 19, 2017
Version 6.0
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 11.71MB
File Name Acorn.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 22,039
Downloads Last Week 13
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $24.99

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