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Acorn 3.3 goes Retina, adds new features

16 July 2012 2,213 views No Comment

Flying Meat's Acorn 3.3 delivers support for Retina display and adds Trim Out, Smart Layer and Reselect features. Available now on the Mac App Store.

A significant update of “the image editor for humans,” including tangible new features like Trim Out, Smart Layer Export, Reselect and more, is now available from the fine people at FlyingMeat Software. And, as advertised, there’s support for Apple’s one Retina display Mac and, probably soon enough, more Macs.

FlyingMeat has released Acorn 3.3 (release notes), which is fairly substantial update that brings both new features and quite a few bug fixes:

• Retina Canvas — Your images look absolutely beautiful on the new Retina MacBook Pros with a a 1 to 1 pixel mapping from the image to the screen
• Trim out Selection – Take fully vertical or horizontal selection, holding down the option key will turn the Image ▸ Trim to Edges menu item into “Trim out Selection” which will slice out the current selection and squish the two endpoints of your image together (bitmap layers only)
• Smart Layer Export! It’s like slices, but smarter
• You can now convert the current selection into a layer mask just by invoking the Layer ▸ Add Layer Mask menu item when your selection is active
• Reselect: The Select ▸ Reselect menu item will now remember whatever the last selection for your image was
• Plus more features and a couple bug fixes

Acorn 3.3 is available direct and via Mac App Store ($49.99), which gets you automagical updates — if you buy it using the provided link, you also net the satisfaction of supporting the Fairer Platform.

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