Version: 4.4 || Release Date: 2013-05-20 || License: Shareware ($49.95) Developer: Flying Meat Inc. | App Owner: beate

The image editor for humans.

Add text and shapes to your digital pictures. Combine images together to create your own. Work with layers to touch up your favorites or make something new from scratch. Do all this and more with Acorn.

Acorn is an image editor built for the Mac with simplicity in mind. Fast, easy, and fluid, Acorn provides the tools you need to alter and enhance your images, without any overhead. Acorn feels right, it won't drain your bank account, and you don't need a Ph.D. in computer graphics to use it.

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13 Opinions

I got this for basically free with MacHeist, and haven't needed any other tool since the update that gave us autocrop :)

Gladly paid the small fee for the 2.x upgrade. I don't need fancy Photoshop. Between this and Art Text 2, my needs for icons and buttons on webpages and in iOS apps are covered. Just wish I had any artistic skill.


"Sorry- but your registration was purchased on April 07, 2009, so you are not eligible for a free upgrade."

Never had a chance to use it before and probably not going to bother now... fortunately I have both Picturesque and GIMP for the odd image editing task here and there.

Yeah, Acorn is nice and all but I bought it at version 1 and then again in MacHeist. I just can't justify another...

I am disappointed that the developer decided that it will charge recent customers (anyone who bought before July 2nd 2009) in order to upgrade to the latest version. I would have liked to see the developer give new users (those like me who bought the app over the past months) the chance to upgrade for free, and enjoy AT LEAST 6 months to a year-ran of up-to-date product. The current version does not support 64 bit (snow leopard) and has a long list of bugs that are addressed in the new 2.0 version. An upgrade policy like this suggests to me that the developer would rather ship more product than take care of its newest customers. Most of the apps I bought in the past months provided the 64 bit support upgrade for free to recent customers.

"Acorn 2.0 is available; Please read: Acorn 2 is a paid upgrade. However, if you purchased it on or after July 2, 2009- you get a free upgrade."

You can get this app for only $39. And get a whole bunch of other apps along with it, all included in that price.

It's the MacHeist Bundle. It's only available for the next couple of weeks, plus there's an early bird set of bonus apps, if you're quick about it.

Check it out: !

For quick editting, I use Acorn.
For the more involved stuff, there's always GIMP.
GIMP is free and powerful, but I'd always rather start up Acorn.
Acorn crashes here and there, and isn't the fastest with accelerated drawing or large files, but it starts up right way and the interface is perfect.
This arrangement has thankfully taken away the requirement for Photoshop.

Downloaded the demo and after about 10 minuets of using it my credit card was out and i bought it.

I really like Acorn. I just tried it and Pixelmator and chose Acorn. It's simple and not having the palettes is a plus for me. I just needed a basic but capable image editor and this fits the bill. Pretty much all the Flying Meat apps are winners though.

It's not as snazzy as Pixelmator, but it's actually more powerful and ideal for basic image editing.

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