# Mac App Store Best of 2015
The Image Editor for Humans.
Everyone needs to edit photos at some point, but not everyone has the time to learn complicated super pricey photo editing software. This is why we created Acorn. Add text and shapes to your digital pictures. Combine images together to create a photo collage. Work with layers to touch up your favorite photos or make something entirely new from scratch. Do all this and more with Acorn!
Latest Features Highlights
- Text on a path. Create a path with any of Acorn’s shape tools, then add text!
- Enhanced clone tool to clone across layers, images, and even clone group or shape layers.
- Updated web export window includes the ability to zoom, pan, scale, convert color profile, and retain or remove image metadata
- Smart layer export, Acorn’s alternative to slicing, has a new configurable palette to export your layers from 1x5x.
What can Acorn do? Here’s a glimpse at a handful of Acorn’s capabilities:
- Remove image backgrounds using the magic wand selection tool or instant alpha eraser tools
- Combine images together to create collages or photo layouts
- Create logos and other vector designs using the path text tool or circle text
- Correct blemishes or image imperfections using the clone tool
- Easily adjust the contrast, highlights, shadows, and midtones in your images using levels and curves
- Lighten or darken images using blending modes, filters, or touchup tools
Powerful Image and Layer Capabilities
- Over 25 different nondestructive blending mode options
- Unlimited layers and group layers
- Layer masks for nondestructive editing
- Transform, rotate, move, lock, merge, delete, and duplicate your layers
- Snap to grid, guides, selections, shapes, layers, and the canvas
- Supports image depth of 8, 16, and 32 bits per channel
Filters, Layer Styles, and Effects
- Unlimited combinations of layer styles and nondestructive filters possible
- Save and modify your filters later
- Create filter presets
- Tilt shift, vignette, drop shadow, distortions, & blurs
- Over one hundred additional effects
- Nondestructive curves and levels to adjust individual color channels
The Tools You Need
- Customizable clone, stamp, dodge, burn, blur, eraser, and smudge brushes
- Builtin brush designer for control of softness, spacing, and dozens of other brush refinements
- Drag and drop to import photoshop brushes
- Multistop live gradients
- Rectangle, elliptical, freehand, polygonal, and magic wand selection tools for making precise selections
- Convert selection to shape
- Quickmask mode to paint on a selection
- Custom color picker
- Stars, arrows, bézier curves, circles, lines, and rectangles
- Shape processor to move, tweak, generate, and adjust shapes in a stackable nondestructive interface
- Boolean shape operations include union, intersect, difference and exclude.
- Convert text to bézier paths for finer control of your text
- Snap shapes to pixel boundaries for precise alignment
Sharing & File Support
- Photos extension to edit your images from Photos
- Share images to Photos, Facebook, Twitter, and more
- Import JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, TIFF, GIF, PDF, PSD, BMP, PSD, RAW, PICT, SVG, TGA, ICO, and AI (with PDF compatibility turned on)
- Export JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, TIFF, GIF, PDF, PSD, BMP, SVG, TGA, & ICO
- Export TIFF and JPEG with CMYK color profile
- RAW image import of 32, 64, & 128 bit images
- Create layered screenshots of every window you have open on your computer
- Web export with wide gamut detection
- Automatable + scriptable.
- Perform batch image editing using Automator, AppleScript, and JS
- Editable image metadata
- Touch bar support
Compatibility: OS X 10.11.4 or later 64-bit
Web Site: https://flyingmeat.com/acorn/
Mac App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/acorn-6-image-editor/id1233861775?mt=12
What’s New in Acorn 6.2.1
- Release notes not available at the time of this post.