Acorn 5 for Mac arrives to let you take control of shapes

Acorn, one of the best image editors for Mac has gotten even better with the release of version 5.0. With this new version of Acorn, you'll find several brand new features, as well as enhancements to old favorites.

The first major addition in Acorn 5 is the Shape Processor. The Shape Processor lets you generate and control all of your shapes. You can generate circles, hexes, squares, and more. You can use the Processor to automatically collect all of your shapes into a different formations like a circle or a spiral, or randomize their location on your canvas, as well as their color. Shapes are also non-destructive, so you can always change your mind.

There are other important improvements as well. Acorn also changed how snapping works. Now, you can snap to a grid, shapes, shapes in layers, canvas bounds, and more. You can now adjust levels and curves non-destructively, and they can be used on shape layers. You can also now choose the resolution, background color, of PDFs that you import.

For a limited time, Acorn 5.0 is available both from developer Flying Meat and the Mac App Store for a discounted price of $24.99. A 14-day free trial is also available from the developer's website.