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Acorn 4.3.1 – Bitmap image editor.

Appked/ Featured/on 2014-02-26 13:41

Acorn 4.3.1Acorn 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 4.3.1:


  • New menu item in the View ▸ Guides menu to turn on and off snapping to guides.
  • If you have a selection, the frame of the selection will now show up in the status bar of your image's window. This is awesome because sometimes it's hard to know if you have a 1x1 pixel selection or not.
  • New option to set the image depth when making a new image.
  • The Curves window now has a preview toggle button.
  • Crop Presets: There is a new option to resize your image to the original crop dimensions when saving a crop preset.
  • Raw Import: The raw import window now includes a histogram for your viewing pleasure.
  • Raw Import: You can now choose the color profile you want your image to end up in.
  • Raw Import: You can now choose the image depth you want your image to end up in.
  • Raw Import: You can now more accurately change the width and height of the image that is being opened.
  • Raw Import: New option to adjust noise reduction.
  • Raw Import: It's faster!


Intel, 64-bit processor
OS X 10.8 or later