Acorn v5.3.1 (Mac OS X)
Acorn 5.3.1 (Mac OS X) | 11 MB
Everyone needs to edit photos at some point, but not everyone has the time to learn complicated super pricey photo editing software. This is why we created Acorn. Add text and shapes to your digital pictures. Combine images together to create a photo collage. Work with layers to touch up your favorite photos or make something entirely new from scratch. Do all this and more with Acorn!
Powerful Image Editing
Use curves and levels, non-destructive filters, layer masks, and selections to touch up your images or make something entirely new.
Stars, arrows, bezier curves, boolean operations, and text tools are just a few of the vector features awaiting you.
Custom Brushes & More
Acorn includes a built-in brush designer, multi-stop gradients, web export, retina canvas support, and is scrable and automatable.
Acorn 4 is a lot faster than its predecessors. From applying selections and filters to large images to using Instant Alpha, everything is faster.
Layer styles and filters are now merged together into a happy new UI. Chain filters together to create endless combinations of unique effects knowing you can always change your mind later on.
Adjust the tonal response and even the individual color channels to perfect the midtones, shadows, highlights, and contrast in your images.
Multiple Layer Selection
You can now select multiple layers and move, delete, or reposition them all at once.
New and Changed Stuff
New Circle Text Tool. This lets you add text to your layer, arranged in a circle. To switch to it, you click and hold on the text tool icon, and you'll get a sub-menu to select the new tool. If you're unhappy with the spacing between the letters--adjust the kerning in the text palette to make it right!.
There's a new menu item under the Shape menu for converting between circle and boxed text.
The minimum and maximum values for the kerning, baseline, paragraph spacing, and line height sliders are now based off the font size of the selected text box. This means you'll get saner values for really small or really big font sizes.
When editing a text box, pressing the Command-Enter keys will end your editing session.
You can now adjust the kerning for a selected text box by using the Command-Option-(Left|Right) arrow keys.
You can now drag and drop images from Photos onto Acorn's canvas to add additional layers to an open image.
The Layer -> Color Controls window is now been moved to the stackable filters. This gets rid of a modal window, allows for changing values later on, and even works on shape and group layers now.
The Expand Canvas to Fit Layers command now does a better job at figuring out bounds when you have layer filters involved.
Brush Designer: When changing brush sliders, Acorn will now update the brush preview in real-time (60 fps) to let you know what's going on in the background instead of waiting for the drawing to occur and then redrawing everything at once.
Exposure, Color Controls, and Remove Color Cast filters now have their values move in sane increments when using the up/down arrow keys in their respective text fields.
Shapes which have a radius setting (such as the star shape and circle text) can now have that value changed in the Shape Palette inspector while it's selected. You can also change the x and y coordinates of its center from that palette as well.
Fixed an issue where cropping an image with layer filters would move them incorrectly.
Moving a bitmap selection will now snap to guides and such.
Fixed a rare crasher when updating brush settings in the brush designer and then drawing on the canvas again right away.
Fixed an issue where shape layers wouldn't update right away when resizing the canvas.
Fixed an issue where creating a 16 bpc image from a RAW file wasn't working correctly on 10.10
Fixed an issue where the Apply Layer Mask command wouldn't work if you had the layer mask active (via the layers list).
Fixed an issue with Smart Layer Export where some images would get banding on the right side of the image on 10.11.
Fixed an issue where you couldn't change the kerning for selected text sometimes.
Fixed an issue where the polygon selection tool would sometimes leave artifacts on the canvas.
Fixed a couple of cases where you could end up with empty selections.
Various other minor fixes.
Requires OS X 10.8 & 10.9 or later