Compatibility with MacOS High Sierra


#1

Hello, since I installed the High Sierra upgrade the speed of Acorn 6.0.3 fell down and I can’t use the this beautiful program anymore! Helpdesk from Flying Meat is so kind to explore, but without results, so far. I’m trying a trial version of Acorn 6.0.4b1, now, at which the problem is less, but beside this problem not all the functions work: smudge e.g. doesn’t work: it only tears a color in a certain direction, which is awful.
Apple Care tried everything possible for me to help… without results. When I start to draw a line, the line starts very very slow, stops and finally takes its own way to the last point that I drew.
I badly need to make new drawings.
Is there anybody who can help me?
Thanks a lot.
Vera


#2

Can you tell us what the dimensions of the image you’re having problems with is, in pixels?

I wasn’t aware of any performance problems with the smudge tool until this evening, when I found a case where smaller images are actually having a harder time with the smudge tool than with larger images. In my testing, a 34MP image was flying along with the smudge tool, while a 1.1MP image wasn’t. I’m curious what you’re seeing on your end.


#3

And, when you get a chance, can you grab a newer build of the 6.0.4b and see if it improves things for you?


#4

Thank you for the idea.
Unfortunately the latest version of the programm doesn’t work properly, too.


#5

Can you tell me what you’re attempting to try, as well as what the size of your image is (in pixels)?


#6

I updated the last macOS High Sierra and I didn’t have any issues with Acorn.


#7

I’m glad to hear it’s working out OK for folks as well :slight_smile:


#8

I didn’t need the Acorn for a while, Now that I do, I’ve found that the brush lag is so bad, it’s essentially unusable.

I’m not sure this is the same issue. I am running High Sierra.

My Acorn is 5.6.6 when I check for updates, it says I an fully updated.

Ian


#9

For the 5.x series, 5.6.6 is indeed the latest release. Acorn 6 is the newest release (and Acorn 5 won’t auto-update to it because it’s a paid upgrade for most folks).

I don’t have a good solution for slow brushing in Acorn 5.x on 10.13 right now- looks like Apple changed system behavior on us and what was fast in the past isn’t fast anymore. Upgrading to Acorn 6 is probably the best way forward.


#10

Upgrading to 6 works.

thanks