Acorn 4.1 Brings Features, Fixes; Hear the Gus Mueller Interview
What is new with Gus Mueller of Flying Meat and his top-flight indie image editor Acorn 4? The Fairer Platform has both short and long answers with news of Acorn 4.1, which delivers both new features and fixes, and an interview with Gus about the future of his babies.
• Acorn 4.1 (download)
— New: When exporting an image as JPEG, you can now choose an option to save it as a CMYK image.
— New: You can now flip the canvas vertical or horizontal via the Image ▸ Flip Canvas Horizontal / Vertical menu items.
— New Background Blur filter which will blur the background images behind the current layer, and then mask that blur based on the contents of the current layer. Pro Tip: use white text or boxes to show the blur.
— New: New Mirror filter which will reflect your image in the x and y directions.
— New: Acorn now has a spotlight importer so you can search for acorn images by layer name, text layer contents, width, and height.
— New: When editing a layer name, hitting the tab button will now select the next layer for editing. To end editing, press enter.
— New: You can now change the location and dimensions of a crop with the keyboard. Use the arrow keys to move it around, hold down the option key to change the crop size with the canvas, and hold down the shift key to move or resize in 10 point increments.
— Plus many other new features, tweaks and fixes
Get Acorn 4.1 on the Mac App Store.
Gus Mueller: From Soup to Nuts (Acorns)…
Last week, Guy English and Rene Ritchie of the iMore interview Acorn developer Gus Mueller. In this chummy back and forth, Gus talks about plans to add OpenCL and GPU acceleration to Acorn, as well as other cool new features, which are coming soon.
It’s a fun interview, so dig and enjoy…
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