Back in 2007 when we started on work on Iris there were no
easy-to-use, reasonably priced image editors available for the
Mac. If you wanted to edit images you had to get Photoshop, an
expensive and confusing proposition for the average user.
Fast forward to today and there are 4 reasonably priced image
editors available. They are all pretty good. One in particular,
Acorn by Flying Meat Software, is excellent. Simply put if Acorn
had existed back in 2007 we would never have started work on Iris.
The bad news: Nolobe is suspending development of Iris. The good news: existing Nolobe users get a free upgrade to Acorn. Very cool.