Forum Question: Why Do You Use Acorn Instead Of Some Other Photo Software?

I am in the process of selecting a photo editor. I noticed that you use Acorn. Why this particular one?
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George Hammond

Comments: 4 Responses to “Why Do You Use Acorn Instead Of Some Other Photo Software?”

    3/14/17 @ 2:13 pm

    I use several. I have Photoshop and Fireworks from Adobe since I pay for the full Creative Cloud. But since I’m not an illustrator or photographer, Photoshop is overkill and can be a little hard to use. Fireworks is no longer being developed so I can’t really recommend that one.
    This leaves two major options that are also both much cheaper and available in the Mac App Store: Pixelmator and Acorn. I like them both, but Pixelmator seems geared toward artists more and Acorn for more general use. Since I’m not an artist, I end up using Acorn.
    I think both Pixelmator and Acorn have trials at their sites, so you may want to try them both if you can’t decide.

    Colin
    3/16/17 @ 8:53 am

    Affinity Photo is another well priced, well rated and highly functional photo editing app on the App Store.

    Ron
    3/17/17 @ 4:16 am

    Luminar works as a Photos extension as well.

    George Hammond
    3/18/17 @ 7:16 pm

    I downloaded trials for Acorn, Pixelmator, and Affinity. Of the three Pixelmator seems to work better for me than the other two. Affinity is a little more than I need for what I do and Acorn lacks a little bit. That said, I think that the Acorn tutorials are the best. I will try Luminar as well and then decide. Thanks for the feedback.

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