As a web developer, there’s a certain balancing act I play with my clients. I have some who want me to “do it all for them”. On the other hand, I have other clients who prefer to manage their own content. For this second group, I’ve always got my eyes open for systems, software, and processes that non-technical users can easily implement.

In the case of formatting images for display on the web, there are a lot of times when Photoshop is overkill. If you’re looking for an alternative, Acorn may be exactly what you’re looking for. For a one-time purchase price of $30, the sixth and latest release of Acorn features all the tools you’ll need to create great images for your blog posts and social media updates. I just bought a copy myself (it’s currently half off at$15), and I’m looking forward to trying it out.