Acorn Mac – Bitmap image editor. v6.6(13764)

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.
Version 6.6:
New Shape Processor Filters
  • Hue Shift. Shift the hue of your shapes by a configurable amount. (Available for MacOS 10.13 or later).
  • Flip. You can flip your shapes vertical or horizontal, using the flip axis of either the canvas, processed shapes, or the shape itself.
  • Fill, which lets you change the color a shape fills with (and if it fills at all).
  • Stroke, which lets you change if a shape draws a stroke, how wide it is, and the color.
  • Blend Mode, which will change the blend / compositing mode for all processed shapes.
  • And finally, if you double click on the canvas when Shape Processors are active, it will now bring up the Shape Processor palette.
Other New Things
  • The Mask to Alpha filter has a new invert invert colors option. Normally mask to alpha will convert the black areas of your image to transparent, and the white to opaque (with gray somewhere in-between). With the new Invert Colors option, Mask to Alpha will now convert the white areas of your image to transparent, and keep the black opaque. This is great if you are scanning line line drawings from your own artwork, and want to make the backgrounds transparent.
Minor Stuff
  • Acorn does a bit of database cleanup now by default when saving in the Acorn image format, which will result in smaller files in some cases.
  • Color profiles are now included with PSD exports (thanks to the folks at The Iconfactory for the patch!)
  • When resizing your image to something rather larger than normal, Acorn will ask to make sure that's what you wanted to do. (Acorn already did this for new documents, but it's super handy when resizing or changing your canvas size as well).
Improvements to PSD export.
  • Pasting an image into the New Image window will create a new image with the contents of the paste. This has always been the case. The new thing is that any open New Image windows will now close.
  • The Save Panel brought some old tricks back! If you Save a new image, or Save As… an existing image and enter the file name and type out a changed extension, Acorn will notice and auto-select the right file type from the format popup. This had been broken on 10.15 and sandboxed versions of Acorn previously. But no more! (Hat tip to Rich Siegel for the workaround).
  • The Edit ▸ Fill… command now picks the right fill color to use (instead of possibly the stroke) from the tool palette color well. (Also- in case you didn't already know, pressing Option-Delete will automatically fill a bitmap layer with the current fill color. It's a nice shortcut to have around).
  • Minor and mysterious QOL fixes involving fonts, color profile sheets, pixel tool drawing, and redrawing on 10.15.
  • Bezier shapes now draw their outlines and handles when manipulating anchor points and their associated handles.
  • Removed the 'Mix' filter.
  • Fixed a problem where the File ▸ Revert command might not set the canvas dimensions to the correct dimensions.
  • Fixed a problem where the text selection drawing would be pretty wonky if you had changed the line height of a text box.
  • Fixed a crasher where the OS would tell about non-existent color profiles, and then Acorn tried to use these ghost profiles.
  • Fixed some issues where applying a font to text where there are no valid glyphs would leave the font popup button in an interesting state.
  • Fixed a problem where the eraser tool might not restrict itself to selections.
  • Fixed a couple of little brushing issues with the tablet and blend modes.
  • Fixed a bunch of issues where SVG parsing would fail with complex paths. Also added support for the line-cap attribute when importing SVG files.
  • Fixed a problem when exporting all layers as SVG.
  • Fixed a problem where dragging SVG files onto the canvas wouldn't import the images correctly.
  • Fixed an issue with web export windows not displaying correctly for 16bpc images on 10.15.
  • Fixed an issue with the color picker not syncing up correctly on secondary displays.
  • Acorn now clamps the edges of a selection when a feather is being applied. This helps for when you take a selection with a feather and invert it, causing the edges to be feathered when that wasn't exactly expected.
OS X 10.11.4 or later, 64-bit processor


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