It seems like only last month that Flying Meat released
Acorn 2, its exceptional “image editor for humans,” with a massive array of new features like mutli-layer screenshots, RAW support, and two heaping handfuls of other new tools. Oh wait, it was only
last month. After a couple of minor touch-ups and fixes in recent weeks, the purveyor of virtual airborne nourishment is back with Acorn 2.1, a major update that adds another laundry list of new features and fixes.
Acorn 2.1’s most significant new feature is definitely “scripting for humans” in the form of AppleScript, complete with a series of
example scripts to get users started. AppleScript is a fairly simple scripting language that is accessible to mere mortals (read: non-developers) like you and me, but there has been some
Other new features include a Hex color picker in the color palette (great for Web design), various improvements to managing layers, automatic image scaling when printing, and the adoption of a smart new Mac trend wherein Acorn will ask if you want to move it to the Applications folder if you run it from any other location.
I wasn’t kidding about there being a
laundry list of improvements and fixes in Acorn 2.1, so take a look at the rest for yourself, or fire up Acorn to take the update out for a spin. If, for some strange reason, you still have not tried or bought a copy of Acorn yet, you may need to consult your physician. But before you resort to drastic measures, you could just download a demo for free. Acorn 2 requires 10.6 Snow Leopard and a license costs $50.