Acorn 7.3

Acorn 7.3

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

What's New:

Version 7.3.0:


  • New "Snapshot" and "Snapshot Reblend" filters, which will take a copy of your image and then re-blend it back in your filter chain. This is awesome if you want to make some custom shadows or have other crazy ideas.
  • New "Custom" filter, which gives you a 5 by 5 matrix to apply a custom convolution to the pixels in your image which you can use to make custom blurs, sharpens, embosses, and more. Presets are also provided for you to play around with.
  • Added a bunch more blend modes to the generator filters, so now you can have all kinds of fun making your gradients and checkerboards super funky.
  • Updated Spotlight layer filter, which allows you to control the shadow/darkness color.
  • New "Paste Text Without Formatting" Command Bar action which will be enabled when editing a text area.
  • New "Select All Layers" Command Bar action.
  • The new image window will now show a preset for all attached displays instead of only the main display.
  • New French localization compliments of David Lacan.


  • Minor tweaks to the Web Export window (copy to clipboard icon and Save… button).
  • QOL improvement for folks who have floating tool windows: the tool palette now has a tittle so you've got a bit more room to grab a hold of the top of the window to drag it around.
  • QOL improvements for MacOS 13 Ventura.
  • Acorn's SVG importer now correctly handles line elements.
  • When pressing the delete key in text boxes, Acorn will no longer try and size your box to fit (we heard from folks that you don't like this, so we'll try something new).
  • Quality of Life fixes for the Scale and Rotate palette.
  • Acorn will now warn you when you're attempting to scale a layer to something that's unreasonably large.
  • There's a new hidden pref to not hide the filter HUD when you're manipulating it on canvas. You can enable it by pasting the following into the Terminal app and pressing enter:
    defaults write com.flyingmeat.Acorn7 hideHudonmousedown 0
    To undo the setting, paste the following into the Terminal app and press enter:
    defaults delete com.flyingmeat.Acorn7 hideHudonmousedown
  • The "Alignment & Boolean" palette has been renamed to "Align & Combine". Hopefully this will help people understand what's going on under there a bit better.
  • The scale and rotate tool is better at detecting if the edges of your selection are opaque or not, and then doing some fancy moves to make sure the edges stay sharp and crisp when resizing.
  • Acorn can no longer read or write LIFT images, something which has been disabled for a while now.


  • Fixed an issue where it was very, very hard to get rid of a gradient on a text box.
  • Fixed a problem where you couldn't delete a filter preset from the Menu Bar.
  • Fixed some instances where the system color picker would not come up when you had the "Use system color panel" Fussy Stuff preference set.
  • Fixed a problem where masks were not being applied correctly when exporting as PDF.
  • Layout fixes for the blur and sharpen brush palettes.
  • Fixed a problem where moving anchors in multi-run bezier paths might move the wrong endpoint.
  • Fixed a problem where doing a Simple Affine scale without keeping the aspect ratio wouldn't do the right thing.
  • Fixed some UI problems with the generator filters' blend mode popup.
  • Fixed a problem where Acorn might mess up a merge layer down if the top layer had a Mask blend mode and the frame of the layer was smaller than the bottom layer.
  • Fixed a problem where Acorn might crash when opening up certain PSD files.
  • Fixed a problem where the color sampler loupe would not update correctly when zooming the canvas in and out.


  • Title: Acorn 7.3
  • Developer: Flying Meat Inc.
  • Compatibility: macOS 10.14 or later
  • Language: Multilangual
  • Includes: K'ed by TNT
  • Size: 17.95 MB
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