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Acorn
Acorn
7.0.3
3.9
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Acorn free download for Mac

Acorn for Mac

30 April 2021

Bitmap image editor.

What is Acorn for Mac

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 in Acorn

Version 7.0.3:
New Stuff and Changes:
  • New option in export for PNG files: Crush / übercompress. This toggle, which has always been on by default, will allow you to turn off the advanced compression routines for PNG files. This is awesome if you just want a quick and dirty PNG and don't care about file size
  • Updated shape handle cursors for @2x displays
  • In the shape inspector, clicking on the stroke checkbox no longer sets a default stroke value to all the selected shapes. Now it just keeps whatever value was already there
  • Updated Polish localization
  • New hidden pref for controlling the resolution of PDF data on the clipboard: defaults write com.flyingmeat.Acorn7 newDocPDFClipboardResolution 600 - where 600 is the DPI you would like the PDF to be rasterized at
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed problem where dragging and dropping an Illustrator .ai file into Acorn's canvas would cause it to lock up
  • Fixed an issue when toggling between floating inspectors where the current tool wouldn't always load
  • Fixed a little UI glitch when using the keyboard while changing the quality of a JPEG in the export window
  • Fixed a problem where the tool icons in the bezier menu in the tools inspector wouldn't match the current dark/normal appearance settings
  • Fixed a problem where option-dragging a text shape to duplicate it wouldn't copy over the stroke settings
  • Fixed a crasher when using the Smudge tool on M1 Macs
  • Fixed a problem where the values from quality slider for HEIC files in the Save As… sheet wasn't being passed along to the encoder
  • Fixed a problem where the Reset All Image Metadata button in the File Info window might not work
  • Fixed a crasher under certain conditions when switching the appearance of Acorn
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Odysseus
Odysseus
Mar 23 2021
7.0.1
0.0
Mar 23 2021
0.0
Version: 7.0.1
How does this compare to Pixelmator Pro?
zlazkow
zlazkow
Mar 22 2021
7.0
5.0
Mar 22 2021
5.0
Version: 7.0
I kept an eye on Acorn for a very long time, while using GraphicConverter. Then few days what suddenly the price dropped. So I immediately grabbed it. It is sill number two behind GC, but has a different structure, I'd say a different character. And it is quite good.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Mar 22 2021
7.0
4.0
Mar 22 2021
4.0
Version: 7.0
$20 on sale at half price. $40 when the sale is over. Loads of new features. It's always been one of the easiest image editors to use.
dupap56
dupap56
Dec 7 2020
6.6.3
5.0
Dec 7 2020
5.0
Version: 6.6.3
Simple and cute little editor that does the job well.
JohnB7119
JohnB7119
Mar 7 2019
6.3.2
4.5
Mar 7 2019
4.5
Version: 6.3.2
For $30 I don't see how anyone can go wrong with Acorn. It may not do "everything" but it does way more than the price page reflects. Good stuff.
piquadratpi2
piquadratpi2
Jan 7 2019
6.3
5.0
Jan 7 2019
5.0
Version: 6.3
One of my favourite graphic programs. It is fast, small and has many features (more than I could ever use). I use it since years, never have had any problems and it runs on El Capitan, Sierra, high Sierra and Mojave. And the price is really good, compared with other apps like Adobe PS. The support is great, always get an answer after a few hours and they help me really. In short: a real good and cheap program. Thank you.
brightonpete
brightonpete
Jan 6 2019
6.3
5.0
Jan 6 2019
5.0
Version: 6.3
Great graphics app. I've been using this since it first came out.

Support is excellent, even when I ask dumb questions. They answer back right away, probably cursing me for asking such dumb questions. Gotta like that!
Kris-nx
Kris-nx
Oct 9 2018
6.2.2
0.0
Oct 9 2018
0.0
Version: 6.2.2
Acorn was part of a bundle I purchased about 5 years ago. I didn't think I'd use it but installed it to try it out - all these years later it has become my goto image editor. I own Affinity Photo, Pixelmator, and Photoshop (CS6) but I still find myself launching Acorn for quick edits as it has all the tools I need. Its quick, rarely crashes (on me), and just does the job I need done. I rarely reach out to support but the few times I have the turn around was fast and friendly. This, of course, is just my experience with Acorn. I've recommended it to friends - some love it and others have moved on to something else. I highly recommend giving it a try.
Jayaii
Jayaii
Jun 13 2018
6.1.2
0.0
Jun 13 2018
0.0
Version: 6.1.2
Version 6.1.2 was released back in March, yet it's appearing here again with a June release date.
Wonderwarthog
Wonderwarthog
Mar 16 2018
6.1.1
5.0
Mar 16 2018
5.0
Version: 6.1.1
This must be the most underappreciated app for the Mac ever. Acorn doesn't look like much, but when you use it you'll notice how quickly and easily you just get stuff done. All the layer filters for non destructive editing are super handy. The layered screenshot is super cool.
And the developers. Dude. Fling them a bug report and they'll be back to you in no time. I've been put on beta versions just for that so I could test the fixed bug. Flying Meat deserve your money.
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