We have been thinking long and hard about the future of Iris.
When we started work on Iris back in 2007 we wanted an accesible, easy-to-use image editor but there was nothing available. Today there are four good image editors available for the Mac.
Acorn from Flying Meat Software is one of these applications. I think it is a fantastic program and the pick of the bunch. It has garnered much praise and admiration and rightfully so. It won this years Macworld Editors' Choice award.
If Acorn had existed back in 2007 we never would have started work on Iris. It solves perfectly the problem of an accessible, easy-to-use image editor for the Mac.
I have no desire to compete with Acorn. Acorn's approach and Iris' approach are fundamentally the same. As such Iris doesn't add anything to the marketplace. It can only be a "me too" app overcrowding the marketplace.
Given this I have decided to cease development of Iris. Gus Mueller, the founder of Flying Meat Software, has very generously offered anyone who has purchased Iris a free Acorn license.
To claim your Acorn license please use the following form:
You will need to enter your Iris license number. It is: ?????????? (no you cant see the access code - I took it out (MarkW)
Thank you for your support.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.