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by Alex S — Dec 21
I've tried acorn, and while for light use it seemed competent enough, I found that used for more than basic editing needs there are serious problems.

If you don't stack filters, but apply them and then undo, and then try another (wash rinse repeat), after a few iterations it would slow down and then crash. Curious, I tried it again with activity monitor.

after a few repeated operations on a 12mb tiff, acorn ended up consuming over 2gigs of virtual memory (on my 2 gig mbp that means hitting the drive, killing performance). It would soon crash.

Pixelmator suffers from similar problems. (and I suspect the reason nolobe's iris has yet to see the light of day).
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