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Acorn 3.0.2: Two dozen bug fixes

1 June 2011 1,359 views No Comment

After more than five years of using Adobe Photoshop CS2, I have a new go to image editor that’s svelte and powerful. It’s Mac OS X 10.7 Lion compatible and about one-quarter the cost of Adobe’s rather massive (and expensive) app.

FlyingMeat, company whose logo is a leaping deer, has released Acorn 3.0.2 (release notes). This update is available through the Mac App Store ($59.99, the same as Pixelmator) and the top 10 fixes includes the following:

Once You Know, You Newegg   • Acorn had to change its Automator actions a bit
• Fixed a hang where scaling down certain text would crash Acorn
• Fixed a bug where Acorn was not able to draw straight lines with the brush tool when you were using a stylus + shift clicking between points
• Fixed a bug where making a rectangle selection using two guides would add an extra pixel of width (or height) to the selection
• Fixed a bug where you couldn’t start a new selection within another selection when you had the selection mode set to addition (and you weren’t holding the shift key down)
• Fixed a bug where the canvas resize sheet was setting the wrong initial values when inches were selected in the unit popup
• Fixed a problem with certain blend modes and shape layers
• Fixed a problem where bringing up the resize image sheet while you were croping mode would cause bad things to happen
• Fixed a bug where painting wouldn’t occur after turning on quick mask, drawing, undoing, and turning off the quickmask
• Fixed a crasher for certain PSD files created from Fireworks CS3
• Large PSD files will open a bit faster now

See also: Hands on with Acorn 3

When it comes image editing, my needs and workflow are quite simple. Crop, rotate, size, knockout, combine images using layers, add text and save for web pretty much covers it. Acorn is a simply powerful image editor that gets all of that done and, in learning how to use it, I’ve had to relearn just one keyboard shortcut.

I’m happy with my choice. What are you using? Still on Photoshop or have you, like me, made the switch?

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