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Comment on "A Look at the Acorn Image Editor"
by Scott Stevenson — Dec 21
@Andy Somogyi: Shame Acorn is not open source.

Well, Flying Meat is a for-profit company. :)

Acorn's UI is a bit nicer than Seashore, but not by much. Acorn's feature set is also on par with Seashore.

I'm not sure what to say about this. In the broad sense, the features sets are similar because they both focus on bitmap editing, but there's a surprising amount of sophistication to Acorn lurking below the surface. I haven't used Seashore much, but Acorn seems to offer a lot more in terms of filters, selections, vector layers, and so on.

This is not meant to discredit Seashore, which is a fine product. There are probably areas it's stronger than Acorn. But I think it's misleading to suggest the two apps are interchangeable. Gus put a lot of time and effort into Acorn.
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