Acorn 2.5 gets layer masks, more Automator actions
Flying Meat has updated Acorn, its image-editing software, with a healthy serving of big new features and bug fixes, bringing the software to version 2.5.
Flying Meat also added a number of enhancements and behavioral tweaks to Acorn 2.5. Guides now stay in the correct position when resizing the canvas, and holding the Option key when picking a crop preset size will swap the values (say, if you want a 6-by-4 crop instead of the preset’s 4-by-6). Of course, a number of bugs were also sacrificed to bring you this new version, so check Flying Meat’s full Acorn release notes for all the juicy details.
Acorn 2.5 is a free update to owners of version 2.0, which requires Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or later. A free demo is available if you’re new to Acorn, and a license costs $50.
MSRP: $50; upgrade, $20
- Exports specifically to compressed Web formats
- Improved interface
- Fluid operation
- Better performance
- Screen capture good for bloggers
- Problems from first version fixed