Acorn 4.5.2 – Bitmap image editor.

Acorn 4.5.2
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

Version 4.5.2:
New Stuff

  • Acorn will now remove the alpha channel from PNG files if it detects there is no transparency in your image.
  • Smart Layer Export now has support for @3x images.
Fixed Stuff
  • The pencil tool is a bit more accurate.
  • Fixed a bug where merging two layers where the top one had a blend mode of destination out would cause weird clipping.
  • Minor speed fix when editing in full screen on OS X 10.10.
  • Other minor OS X 10.10 Yosemite fixes.
  • Fixed a bug where the New View window wouldn't update correctly when moving shapes on a canvas with the arrow key.


OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor


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