Acorn 3.0 | Mac OSX | 17 Mb
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.
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.
New: Layer styles!
New: Quick Mask! Press the 'q' key to toggle it.
New: Instant Alpha! Instant alpha is a new tool that works like a magic eraser. You can select it from the erase palette, or press 'e' to toggle between the eraser and instant alpha.
New: Live gradients.
New: Gradients on text and shapes!
New: Multistop gradients! Drag and drop colors into the gradient preview window to add, double click on a slider to change it's color + opacity. Option-drag to duplicate a color, drag it down to delete.
New: You can now export a document as a layered PSD or PDF.
New: You can now rotate shape and text objects.
New: Acorn now has a new menu item in the Dock when running: "New Image from Clipboard", which will pop open a new image if you have an image on the clipboard.
New: You can now add and subtract points from a bezier curve.
New: If you use the canvas contextual menu to add a guide, it'll autofil the location based on where you clicked.
New: Layer styles now have presets, and you can export and open new ones. Trade with your friends, collect them all!
New: Nenu item: Layer ▸ Commit Layer Style, which makes a layer style permanent for bitmap layers.
New: Acorn will now give a little warning when you try and make an image that's over 50 megapixel.
New: Holding down the option key when clicking on the (fx) icon in the layers list will toggle that layer's layer style visibility.
New: The drop shadow filter now has an opacity slider.
New: 5 new fonts- Lobster, Chunk Five, Prociono, OFL Sorts Mill Goudy, and Raleway Thin.
New: Additional scripting api to insert layers from a path on disk (via jstalk scripting): var newLayer = doc.baseGroup().insertLayerWithImagePath_atIndex("/Volumes/srv/Users/gus/Pictures/AnotherImage.png", 1).
New: The shape tools now have tooltips above them.
New: New Filter ▸ Stylize ▸ Inner Shadow filter + layer style.
New: Crop presets! You can now save (and choose) custom presets for the crop tool.
New: If a layer mask is selected, and you use the Paste command - the current clipboard will be pasted into the selection mask instead of a new layer being created.
New: Bevel layer style + filter.
New: Vertical Distribute Center and Horizontal Distribute Center menu commands under the Layer ▸ Shape Align and Size menus. Select 3 or more shapes to enable these commands.
New: You can now drag and drop color swatches onto a layer in the canvas to fill that layer with the dropped color.
New: New Opacity filter which will change the opacity of a given image. This is useful if you have a bunch of filter operations and you'd like to change the opacity of an image in the middle of it.
New: You can now delete guides by dragging them off the canvas.
New: The canvas contextual menu now has an item named "Use Image as Desktop Picture", which will set the current canvas to your desktop image.
New: You can now drag and drop quartz compositions onto Acorn, and it will prompt you to let Acorn auto install the composition to ~/Library/Compositions.
New: New "Circles" filter under the Generator filters. It adds a bunch of concentric circles in your choice of color.
New: You now have the option to use inches or centimeters in the rulers or when making new images.
New: There's a new pref to autoload a palette when using keyboard shortcuts for tools (such as 'b' for brush, or 'v' for the arrow tool). With this option disabled, click on the icon for the corresponding palette to show up in the tools list. This makes it easier to switch back and forth from the shape or text tools to another tool, without losing the palette's focus.
Change: Batch closing all the windows (closing a window with the option key down) no longer closes the tool palette.
New: You can now add, delete, and disable layer masks from the canvas contextual menu.
New: You can now convert text into Bezier shapes.
New: Full Screen and Quick Mask buttons are now in the palette.
New: Image ▸ Expand Canvas to fit Layers command, which will resize the canvas so that all the layers will fit on the canvas.
New: The magic wand will now adjust it's tolerance as you move it out from where you clicked on the canvas.
New: Vector shapes now have the option to snap to pixel edges when creating or resizing. You can turn this option on and off from under the shapes palette.
New "Select Next Shape" and "Select Previous Shape" menu items under the Select menu, enabling you to cycle through the shapes in a shape layer.
New: The selection palette now shows options for applying addition, subtraction, or intersection modes for the selection tools.
Misc: The Adjust Levels panel is no longer a black HUD style window.
Change: Using the Image ▸ Rotate Canvas ▸ Clockwise or Counter-Clockwise commands will now move the guides with the canvas.
Change: The up and down arrow keys now work to change values in the Feather… selection dialog box.
Change: The auto-select layers option has moved to the move tool palette.
Change: Line spacing has been renamed to line height. There was a general issue where you could set negative values for line spacing, which worked sometimes- but it wasn't supported by the system text engine, so it didn't work all the time. So I've replaced it with Line Height, which should work out just as well (and which is supported).
Change: Removed the HDR filters category, since it was just confusing folks.
Change: The Snap To settings for documents are now application wide. The View ▸ Snap To menu item is gone, and it's been replaces with some settings in the Advanced preferences.
Change: If the current tool is the crop tool, and you use the Select All command, instead of a new selection being put on the canvas, the crop tool will be invoked with the canvas bounds as its size.
Change: When duplicating a layer, the newly duplicated layer is now automatically selected.
Change: In order to move guides now, you have to have the arrow tool selected.
Change: There's no longer a toggle switch for stroke width. It's either zero (off), or some other value which will draw it.
Change: The "new image from selection" and "new layer from selection" menu commands are now disabled when you are in quickmask mode.
Change: The Snap To prefs are now in the move palette.
Change: Eliptical and Rect selections will now snap to rulers for the start of the selection (previously only for the end of the selection).
Requirements: Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later