Acorn is a new image editor built with one goal in mind – simplicity. Fast, easy, and fluid, Acorn provides the 

Acornoptions you’ll need without any overhead. Acorn feels right, and won’t drain your bank account.


  • Take screenshots using Acorn and edit them right away.
  • Chain together image filters to create stunning effects.
  • Layer based image editing, an industry standard.
  • Make new images and layers using your built-in iSight.
  • Easy image and canvas resizing, just by changing the size of your window.
  • Take advantage of every pixel of your monitor with full screen image editing.
  • Tablet sensitive for pressure strokes and using the tablet’s eraser.
  • Vector shape and text layers.
  • Freeform, elliptical, rectangular, and magic wand selections.
  • Gradients.
  • Create and apply custom text styles.
  • Control opacity and blending modes for each layer.
  • Write plugins using the Python scripting language, as well as in Objective-C.
  • GPU powered. The same graphics card that makes your gaming experience smooth, helps Acorn fly through the toughest of graphics operations.



Version 7.0.2:


  • Pinch to zoom with your trackpad now works in Export, RAW Import, and New View windows.
  • Double clicking on the image name in the toolbar will now zoom the window on MacOS 10.14 and 10.15.
  • When making new shapes, pressing the ESC while you’ve still got the mouse down will cancel the creation of that shape.
  • Acorn is better at importing SVG files that were created from Apple’s SF Symbols app.
  • Exported animated GIFs will now loop forever.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a problem where changes in the color picker for the value field wasn’t updating the color.
  • Acorn does a better job at fitting the content size to the window when the Window ▸ Zoom Window menu item is used.
  • Fixed a problem where the wrong cursor could come up when modifying an anchor in a bezier path when it’s first being created.
  • Fixed a problem where the cursor for the Bezier Freehand tool might not show up.
  • Fixed a problem where the y value of a drop shadow might be displaying incorrectly if you had the canvas origin set to top left.
  • Fixed a problem where you couldn’t disable a matte background in the new export window.
  • Fixed a regression from Acorn 6 where you couldn’t drag an existing bitmap layer into another layer’s mask.
  • Fixed a problem where you couldn’t save a crop preset.
  • Fixed a problem where exporting as WebP wouldn’t keep the alpha channel.
  • German localization fixes.
  • Fixed an issue where the FPS for animated GIFs wouldn’t be set correctly on some images.



  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • macOS 10.14 or later

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