Acorn 6.6.5
May 1st, 2021.
Add a temporary and partial workaround when using MacOS 10.15.7 after applying the "Security Update 2021-002 Catalina" patch from Apple which broke Acorn 6 in a number of ways. This update fixes many problems but the Flood Fill, Instant Alpha, and Magic Wand tools will not work until Apple releases an update to resolve the issue.

You can find out more about the problem from our website.

Our latest version, Acorn 7, is not impacted by this Apple Security Update.
Acorn 6.6.4
March 17, 2021.
Acorn 6.6.3
November 12th, 2020.
Acorn 6.6.2
September 25th, 2020.
Acorn 6.6.1
June 17th, 2020.
Acorn 6.6
May 27th, 2020.
Acorn 6.5.3
November 20th, 2019.
Acorn 6.5.2
October 17th, 2019.
Acorn 6.5.1
October 7th, 2019.
Acorn 6.5
July 11th, 2019.
Acorn 6.3.3
April 16, 2019.
Acorn 6.3.2
March 6th, 2019.
Acorn 6.3.1
January 14, 2019.
Acorn 6.3
January 4th, 2019.
Acorn 6.2.3
November 9, 2018.
Acorn 6.2.2
October 6th, 2018.
Acorn 6.2.1
September 27th, 2018.
Dark Mode
Acorn 6.2
September 24th, 2018.
The One About Dark Mode and MacOS Mojave

Acorn is embracing the dark side. At least if you want it to- otherwise Acorn will totally pretend that Dark Mode doesn't exist and we're all good.

A new appearance requires new icons as well. We've refreshed all the icons in the welcome window as well as in the tools palette. And everyone gets those, not just folks running Mojave.

Acorn 6.1.3
June 21st, 2018 (happy summer solstice!).
Acorn 6.1.2
March 13, 2018.
Acorn 6.1.1
February 14, 2018.
Acorn 6.1
February 8th, 2018.
Acorn 6.0.4
December 5th, 2017.
Acorn 6.0.3
September 16, 2017.
Acorn 6.0.2
August 22nd, 2017.
Acorn 6.0.1
July 31st, 2017.
Acorn 6
July 10, 2017.

Text on a path
Our #1 feature request. It's a big thing, and it's awesome. You can use the Shape ▸ Convert To Path Text menu item when selecting a shape, or you can use the Bezier Text Tool (which is a sub item under the Text Tool button) to click on a path and then start typing.
To go along with this, we've added a new "Graduated Font Scale" shape processor, that increases (or decreases) your fonts on your paths, circles, or even in the old style boxes. Make fancy stuff™.

Clone tool works across layers, images, and more
Our #2 feature request, and another big thing. The clone tool can now work across layers, images, and can even use group or shape layers as a cloning source. If you'd like to reset the origin where the cloning starts, hold down the shift key when clicking. Using this technique, the clone tool can also function as a stamping tool. Keep the shift key held down if you'd like to clone in a straight line.
Use the option click to define a new clone source, or just begin drawing. Shift click to reset the clone tool's origin.

New Web Export Features
You can now zoom and pan and use shortcuts to change the scale of your image. There are new options to convert your image to sRGB if it isn't already, and if you are exporting a wide gamut image (such as DP3), there's a new option to highlight he colors that are out of range of sRGB (available on 10.12+ only)!
Web Export also has the option to keep (or remove) image metadata, such as exif properties.

Smart Layer Export Settings Palette
There's now a configurable palette to setup a layer's Smart Layer Export settings (which were originally introduced way back in Acorn 3.3). You now have a movable frame that represents the export bounds of your image, and you can even give it a real name and everything from there. In addition, you can choose to have your layer automatically export as @1x, @2x, @3x, etc. sizes.

New Bezier tools, stroke alignment, and boolean operations
You can now set the stroke alignment on shapes to be inner, outer, or center (which has always been the default you're probably used to).
Shapes now have a new boolean operation: Divide, which works on two selected overlapping shapes. In addition to this, when you hold down the option key when using the boolean shape operations, Acorn will keep the original shapes you selected in your layer. ALSO another thing- if you hold down the shift key when using the subtract boolean operation, it'll reverse the order of the shapes, so if you accidentally subtracted things in the wrong order, you can quickly undo and then try again with the shift key.
There are now Shape ▸ Bezier Stuff ▸ Simplify Path and Smooth Path menu items, which do exactly what they say.
There's a new option under the Shape ▸ Bezier Stuff menu item: "Reverse Path". If you drew a path from the right end of your canvas, to the left, and then added text to it, you text will go right to left, and upside down. This might not be what you're after. This new menu item will instead reverse your path, so that it goes the opposite direction. Tada!
When converting text to a bezier shape (via Shape ▸ Bezier Stuff), each glyph in the text box turns into its own path instead of the whole text block being a single path.
One last new thing- when using the pen tool + the shift key to add an anchor to a bezier shape, Acorn will now highlight where the new anchor location will show up.

Load and save color profiles, view wide gamut differences
Color profiles. Love them or hate them, if you do enough image editing you're going to need to use them at some point. Acorn 6 makes it easier than ever to load and save profiles to your image from the Color Profile sheet. And these days with wide gamut profiles showing up from your iPhone 7, you're going to want to know what pixels are going to change when you convert your painstakingly crafted DP3 image to sRGB for the web. And that's why we've added a new previewing option in Web Export that will show up when you're saving out a wide gamut image.

Make Shape from Selection
This new menu item, located under the Select menu, will be activated when you've placed selections on the canvas using the various vector options (rect, oval, freehand, etc). It'll also do the correct boolean options if you subtract or add to the selection. This is awesome if you want to add a stroke to your canvas selection.