Flying Meat Software released a major update of their flagship image editor, Acorn 5. While I haven’t experienced any major issues with Acorn 5 running on OS X El Capitan, I know more than few folks won’t buy new software until the point one update ships; that wait is over.
• Acorn 5.0.1 (MAS, $24.99)
— Fixed a bug where you could delete on a locked layer.
— Fixed a bug where drawing straight lines on the QuickMask wouldn’t always update correctly.
— Fixed a bug where Acorn would fall into a non-responsive state when sometimes trying to move a text layer while it was editing.
— Fixed a bug where the shape layer commands “Make Same Width / Height” wasn’t working correctly.
— Tweaked how auto levels is calculated, and fixed some annoying bugs with it.
— Fixed some bad links to our documentation.
— Fixed a couple of bugs with the image metadata editor.
— Fixed a bug were pressing the [ or ] keys when using the pencil tool wouldn’t update the cursor to reflect the size change.
— Fixed a thing where Acorn’s share menu wouldn’t work with some apps.
— Fixed a bug where the line tool didn’t snap when creating its start point.
— Fixed a selection problem with text boxes and overlapping shapes.
— Various UI tweaks.
As you can see from the above, Acorn 5 arrived sans major issues.
For what it’s worth, new Acorn 5 features include, but are not limited to, non-destructive curves and levels, a big new thing called the shape processor, Photoshop brush import, and improved snapping and cropping.
Acorn 5 is a paid upgrade ($24.99) whether purchased direct from developer Flying Meat or via the Mac App Store. Not ready to buy? Get the fully-functional 14-day trial directly from FlyingMeat.