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'Acorn 3.0' Image Editor for Mac Released

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Developer Flying Meat has released a major update to Acorn, its image editing software for the Mac. Acorn 3.0 was released earlier this week and features layer styles, quick masking for more precise selection and editing, improved gradients and more. In total, Acorn 3.0 is touted to have more than 50 new features.




Acorn first debuted as shareware in 2007 with a goal of "simplicity" in image editing. It has since risen in popularity and has been a part of several Mac software bundles, including the Indie Mac Gift Pack in December.

Acorn 3.0 is available in the Mac App Store or through Flying Meat's website for a sale price of $29.99 valid through April 20th, at which time the app will return to its normal $49.99 price. Current Acorn users can upgrade to the new version through Flying Meat's site for $19.99. Acorn 3.0 requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later, although previous editions that run on older versions of Mac OS X as well as a trial version of Acorn 3.0 are available on Flying Meat's site.

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spaceballl

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I love Acorn... I use both Acorn and Pixelmator. Pixelmator is more "full featured", but if i'm just looking to do some basic resizing, cropping, and minor adjustments, acorn does just right!

Plus... I like that they are pushing this update out to ALL users, not just those who bought in the app store!
 
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furi0usbee

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I stay away from free apps. You get what you pay for. Pixelmator is the best image editor this side of Photoshop. I don't waste time anymore finding free apps when I can just buy an app (like Pixelmator) and never need to search for free again.
 
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Winni

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I stay away from free apps. You get what you pay for. Pixelmator is the best image editor this side of Photoshop. I don't waste time anymore finding free apps when I can just buy an app (like Pixelmator) and never need to search for free again.

Okay, so you don't use Apple Mail, Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or iTunes...

With a thick wallet, it's always easy to throw money at a problem. But not everybody has the luxury to put more than a thousand bucks on the table to buy a Photoshop license (and then not use 99.9% of its features).

But not even companies like Apple always throw money at a problem - otherwise, they would not have based their operating systems on FreeBSD but written something new from scratch.
 
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TuffLuffJimmy

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I stay away from free apps. You get what you pay for. Pixelmator is the best image editor this side of Photoshop. I don't waste time anymore finding free apps when I can just buy an app (like Pixelmator) and never need to search for free again.

I dint get it. You don't like free apps because you're worried about finding them? All you have to do is add the word free to your google query. While I haven't tried Acorn I do use Pixelmator and enjoy it's interface and community. Image editors are complicated beasts, especially when you must deal with many different file types, dealing with layers, and performance during conversion and filters. And I haven't found a free one (besides Gimp *yuck!*) that fits my needs.

I'll stand up for free applications too. There are many great free kr open source programs. I like Textual, LibreOffice, Quicksilver, and Opera are all great, fast, supported, and good looking applications.
 
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