Acorn 7 4+

Image editing for humans

Flying Meat Inc.

    • 4.5 • 71 Ratings
    • $29.99



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Say hello to Acorn, the flagship and award winning image editor from Flying Meat.

Everyone needs to edit photos at some point, but not everyone has the time to learn complicated super pricey photo editing software. This is why we created Acorn. Add text and shapes to your digital pictures. Combine images together to create a photo collage. Work with layers to touch up your favorite photos or make something entirely new from scratch. Do all this and more with Acorn!

# A Short List of What's New in Acorn 7
* Universal Binary that runs natively on your Intel and Apple Silicon based Macs.
* Choice of having a unified window with all the inspectors combined into a single window, or floating palettes like traditional image editors.
* Über Export. A new export workflow gives you options for specifying a color profile (like CMYK or Gray), more formats to save as (now including Animated GIFs and WebP!), precise file size of your export, and a live preview even for PDFs.
* New Zoom and Navigation Inspector gives an overview of your whole image with the ability to drag a viewport around to change the view in your canvas.
* Perspective Fix & Crop tool will help you fix images where there are problematic perspective distortions.

# What can Acorn do? Here’s a glimpse at a handful of Acorn’s capabilities:
* Text on a path. Create a path with any of Acorn’s shape tools, then add text!
* Enhanced clone tool to clone across layers, images, and even clone group or shape layers
* Remove image backgrounds using the magic wand selection tool or instant alpha eraser tools
* Combine images together to create collages or photo layouts
* Create logos and other vector designs using the path text tool or circle text
* Correct blemishes or image imperfections using the clone tool
* Easily adjust the contrast, highlights, shadows, and midtones in your images using levels and curves

# Powerful Image and Layer Capabilities
* Over 25 different non-destructive blending mode options
* Unlimited layers and group layers
* Transform, rotate, move, lock, merge, delete, and duplicate your layers
* Snap to grid, guides, selections, shapes, layers, and the canvas
* Supports image depth of 8, 16, and 32 bits per channel

# Filters, Layer Styles, and Effects
* Unlimited combinations of layer styles and non-destructive filters possible
* Tilt shift, vignette, drop shadow, distortions, & blurs
* Over one hundred additional effects
* Non-destructive curves and levels to adjust individual color channels

# The Tools You Need
* Clone, stamp, dodge, burn, blur, eraser, and smudge brushes
* Brush designer for control of softness, spacing, and dozens of other brush refinements
* Rectangle, elliptical, freehand, polygonal, and magic wand selection tools for making precise selections
* Quickmask mode to paint a selection

# Vector Prowess
* Stars, arrows, bézier curves, circles, lines, and rectangles
* Shape processor to move, tweak, generate, and adjust shapes in a stackable non-destructive interface
* Boolean shape operations include union, intersect, difference and exclude.

# Sharing & File Support
* Edit images from Photos, share images to Photos, Facebook, Twitter, and more
* Import JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, TIFF, GIF, PDF, PSD, BMP, PSD, RAW, PICT, SVG, TGA, ICO, WebP, and AI (with PDF compatibility turned on)
* Export JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, TIFF, GIF, Animated GIF, WebP, PDF, PSD, BMP, SVG, TGA
* CMYK export, single channel grayscale, and 8 bit dithered PNG files.

Professional Features
* RAW image import of 32, 64, & 128 bit images
* Create layered screenshots of every window you have open
* Web export with wide gamut detection
* Scriptable.
* Perform batch image editing using Automator, AppleScript, and JS
* Editable image metadata

Acorn’s offers extensive online documentation, tutorials, a forum, and responsive support staff. You don’t have to learn by yourself. If you ever run into any issues, please let us know by writing to

What’s New

Version 7.4.4

# New Stuff.
* Super Resolution ML resizing. This new option in the Image ▸ Resize Image… menu item lets you increase the size of your image up to 4x using Machine Learning. Or is it AI now? I don't know and don't care, but it's pretty awesome! It packs a ton of crazy statistics and math into a simple little dropdown menu. Give it a shot for your photos, you won't be disappointed. (Super Resolution is for MacOS 12 or later only).
* Stroke Selections! Finally. You can now perform this long requested feature via the Select menu, and even works with Magic Wand selections (MacOS 11 or later only). Change your stroke size, blending, anti-alias or not, and even add a fill.
* You can now convert Magic Wand selections to shape layers. This is also super awesome! If you've got a fun outline of something that you want to convert into a shape, this is the way. (MacOS 11 or later only).
* New "Simple Film Grain" filter, which will add a grainy overlay to your image. Just like Grandpa's photos used to have.
* The Text Palette now shows what the font looks like in the font pop-up menus.
* Holding down the backslash key ('\') will temporarily switch off any layer filters you have on selected layers.
* Neat new trick with the Shortcuts Crop action: If you choose "Custom" as the position and put in negative values, the canvas will expand instead of shrink. A negative X value will increase the size on the left, Y on the bottom, Width on the right, and Height for the top.
* Various little improvements to the File Info window, including shortcuts (Command 1-4) to switch between the sections.

# Other.
* Double clicking on a non-bézier shape with the anchor select tool will now convert it to a bézier shape (previously this only worked with the move tool (shortcut key 'v').
* The tool palette will now dim tools that you can't use in modal operations (such as when cropping, scaling and rotating, and similar operations).
* A new Shortcuts action to open images in Acorn.
* Various improvements to Acorn's SVG importer.
* Tweaks to the Image Resize window.
* Tweaks to the Image Meta Data window (which you can get to from the File ▸ File Info… menu).
* The AppleScript command do filter name "Your Filter Preset Name Here" will now work with filter presets as well. This is in addition to the call filter preset with name command. There is a story behind this. It isn't very good.
* Various little fixes in the French localization, with a big thanks to Corentin Cras-Méneur for finding those.
* Acorn is now putting PNG data on the clipboard when using ⌘C in addition to TIFF data (it was previously only doing this for Copy Merged - ⌘⌃C).
* Acorn is no longer declaring itself as the default editor for a couple of file types, including HEIC (sorry about that!).
* Acorn now shows a warning when trying to open up a EPS file on MacOS 13 or later (Apple has unfortunately removed support from MacOS).

# Fixes.
* Fixed a regression from Acorn 6, where you could drag and drop layers to the + button in the palette to duplicate it, as well as dragging it to the trash button to delete it. So those work again, which is awesome and feels nice.
* Fixed a bug where blendable layer filters wouldn't always blend correctly when you viewed your image zoomed out.
* Minor Export window improvements and localization fixes.
* Minor text tool and color picker interaction fixes.
* Fixed a drawing issue where the canvas was at wackadoodle zoomed out sizes (thanks magic mouse), and trimmed up bitmap layers were leaving little pixel remains behind when you moved the layer with the arrow keys.
* Fixed a problem where adding a Hue Shift shape processor without changing its default values would cause problems when trying to save your image in the Acorn file format.
* Fix for a crasher on some Macs when attempting to create Metal Contexts.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

The image editor for the rest of us, Acorn is one of the fastest and easiest ways to crop, resize, and apply effects and filters to photos. But it also has enough pro features to handle almost any task—along with comprehensive online tutorials to show you how.

callmeringo ,

Very pleased

After dumping Photoshop, I tried Pixelmator, Affinity Photo, and Acorn. Of those three, Acorn is my favorite by far. Sure, it's not nearly as full-featured as PS but it's also not astronomically priced. App is very affordable considering what you get. Does almost everything I need it to do. Developers are fantastic. Very responsive. Will continue to be my go-to app for editing images.

ScanFan94 ,

Important product with one big problem

I'm so grateful for the space this fills in a world where everything's becoming subscription services. I love the simplicity, the price and the whole ethos behind it! Unfortunately it frequently freezes in that it will let you click buttons but will not let you take any meaningful actions (paint, erase, flip horizontal, etc). It does this as though there's an incomplete action on one of the layers, and from years of loyal use I can tell you that's not it. Sometimes going through every layer, using the marching ants and hitting enter is enough, but the other 50% of the time it's not. Really unfortunate because I want to love and recommend this to everyone!

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