Acorn is an image editor for macOS 10.10 and later. One of a kind, no subscriptions, no hassle.
Shape processors are filters for shape layers which allow you to move, tweak, generate, and adjust shapes. Best of all, the shape processors are non-destructible and stackable just like Acorn’s filters.
Photoshop Brush Import
Acorn will now import Photoshop brush files (.abr). Just drag and drop the Photoshop brush file onto Acorn to import and make new brushes.
Circle Text Tool
Quickly and easily place your text on a circle to create logos and other useful text designs. Modify your text with on-canvas controls for circle radius, rotation, and inversion. Use the baseline and kerning sliders to get things looking just right.
Soft Brushes for Clone, Burn, Etc
The Clone, Paint, Smudge, Dodge, Burn, and other tools that work on pixels now have their own super configurable brushes with Acorn’s awesome brush designer. Now you can have scatter for the Clone tool, or adjust flow and softness for the Burn tool. The options are endless.
Use Acorn’s snapping to line things up perfectly. Snap to grid, guides, selections, shapes, layers, and the canvas.
Stars, arrows, Bézier curves, boolean operations, and text tools are just a few of the vector features awaiting you.
New Filters and Blend Modes
Pin Light and Mask are two of the newest blending modes Acorn has to offer. Acorn also has new filters including Offset, Redraw, and Remove Color Cast, as well as additional options for using filters on selections.
Non-Destructive Levels and Curves
Levels and Curves have joined all the other non-destructive filters in Acorn. You can use Levels and Curves on both bitmap and shape layers, and even save your Curves as a preset for quick editing in the future.
* Fixed blurry icons on 1x displays.
* Fixed some drawing issues when moving selections at ~87% zoom.
* Fixed cases where Acorn could crash on 10.11.
* Fixed a bug where editing text with the Typography palette out could cause a crash.
* Fixed a problem with the Scale and Rotate command which could clip selections on the right edge by a couple of pixels under certain circumstances.
* Reduced the amount of canvas flickering when using the Crop tool.
* Defaulting to OpenGL for Macs who have various NVIDIA GeForce GT* GPUs (Metal proved to be a little to crashy on 10.13 for those Macs).
* New hidden pref to keep Acorn from including the Touch Bar when taking screenshots; copy and paste the following command into Terminal:
defaults write com.flyingmeat.Acorn6 noCaputeTouchBar 1
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