GraphicConverter rises to yet greater heights with the latest upgrade from Lemke Software

by Fred Showker

GraphicConverter 9.6 From the mid 1980s until well into the 1990s, all of my workshops and seminars all around the country were conducted using GraphicConverter. First, there was no other "slide show" software that would run on the first Mac laptop -- which was actually an Outbound. Yes, this was before powerbooks. The sorter helped me sort and organize, the graphics engine let me edit, modify and build titling, and the slidshower helped me click through my presentations. And the slides were so beautiful, nobody ever wanted to see another PowerPoint. Some day, I'd like to meet Thorsten Lemke. He's the hardest working man in software -- he keeps on working and improving GraphicConverter's awesome capabilities. Now, here comes the next version . . .

graphic_swiss_army_knifeThorsten's next prize from Lemke Software GmbH is the release of GraphicConverter 9.6, a significant update to his award-winning image utility for Mac OS X. Described as the equivalent of a "Swiss Army Knife," GraphicConverter is a universal image editing program that features image conversion from more than 200 graphic file formats into almost 80 different file formats.

In my previous review I wrote:

Quoting Fred Showker begins Mac users everywhere have known Lemke Software GmbH and the software called GraphicConverter as a staple in the Mac toolbox -- and one of the most loyal, service oriented software developers in the industry ... GraphicConverter was one of the first and most robust graphics programs to appear for the Mac. It started life as public domain and evolved into shareware. From its slideshow functions to supporting hundreds of formats, it's the best. Quoting Fred Showker  ends

Feature Highlights:

  • Ability to open files in 200 graphics formats
  • Ability to export in almost 80 different formats
  • Import directly from camera (also RAW)
  • Catalog generation (web, print, picture)
  • TWAIN and image capture interface for scanners
  • Direct support of the photo services Google+, Flickr, and Locr
  • Graphical file and picture browser
  • Slide show functions
  • Powerful batch processor feature
  • Support for Applescript
  • Express picture enhancement function
  • Basic functions for editing pictures
  • Advanced functions, effects, and filters for picture manipulation
  • Plug-in architecture
  • Color management with ColorSync and ICC profiles
  • 3D image support
  • Enhancement and creation of pictures for user on the Internet
  • Supports the latest technologies of the different Mac OS versions
  • Support for the JPEG2000 format
  • Multilingual (12 available languages)
  • Image verifier, which can regularly verify images on NAS devices
  • Ability to browse local copies on cloud services like DropBox, SkyDrive, Copy, Amazon Cloud and Google Drive

Edward Mendelson of PCMag said (27 Jan 2014)

Quoting  Edward Mendelson begins You don't need a professional-level tool like Adobe Photoshop $409.98 at technetmicro, and the built-in tools in iPhoto and Preview aren't powerful enough to get the job done ... The app you need is GraphicConverter, a low-priced graphic toolkit that does almost anything you can imagine to almost any image format, no matter how arcane or ancient. Quoting  Edward Mendelson ends

Named an Editor's Choice by PCMagazine (2012 and 27 Jan 2014), Version 9.6 has incorporated several new features to increase the power and improve the functionality of GraphicConverter including:

  • Photoshop pattern file import
  • Optional indicator for iOS HDR files to browser
  • Batch SVG to PDF (vector) conversion
  • Import and export better portable graphics
  • User defined fill patterns
  • Provides vignetting correction
  • Freeze and atmosphere filters
  • Invert luminance and hue
  • Available temperature effect filter
  • Shift channels left and right
  • Optional "Information palette follow main window"
  • Mark possible images of HDR series
  • Ability to paste into selection
  • Optional import and export of Photoshop PSD layers
  • Import of GIMP xcf with layers
  • Import of JPEG XR (.jxr)
  • Import of HD Photo (.hdp)
  • Import of Windows Media Photo (.wdp)
  • Smart crop Applescript command
  • Auto red eye correction
  • Reduce to Palette tool

In addition to its broad number of new options, GraphicConverter has made several significant updates to existing features within its popular image utility app. They are:

  • Display in Open Street Map will now show a marker
  • Added automatic rename option to overwrite dialog
  • Brush tool supports pressure of sensitive pen
  • Additional custom scale display mode to slideshow
  • Improved mime decoding
  • Scale dialog
  • Optional exif data indicator to browser
  • Additional sort into subfolder option
  • Added import/export support for XMP data in JPEG2000 compatible to Photoshop
  • Added help tags to the icons in the browser thumbnails
  • Redesigned iptc export and import in convert and modify
  • Improved CMYK PSD import
  • Import of CMYK PSD with alpha added
  • Improved display of profile details in the information window
  • TIFF import supports now in addition CMYK uncompressed with alpha channel
  • Added support for pixeltype 6 and 16 bit per channel to deltavision import
  • Added detection of exif data in the browser thumbnail area for PSD and webp
  • Corrupt GPS data will no longer be reported as file has gps
  • Norwegian translation updated
  • Import of optional alpha channel from Adobe TIFFs with alpha channel only in Adobe Image Resource Block added
  • Iptc keywords etc. can separated by space as option
  • Convert and modify will apply the selected file filter to the subfolders during the conversion, too
  • Added display of JPEG file quality

Thorsten Lemke, founder of Lemke Software GmbH says

Quoting Thorsten Lemke begins With over 1.5 million users worldwide, GraphicConverter is one of the most utilized professional programs on the market ... Both amateur photographers and professional designers love its quality, vast array of features, and ease of use. They also appreciate that GraphicConverter is available on a trial basis with few restrictions and at your leisure until you decide to purchase. Version 9.6 is even a free update to Version 9.x customers. GraphicConverter has even impressed Apple, who included GraphicConverter as a pre-installed application on many of their computers. Our newest version continues the tradition of making GraphicConverter the best image utility tool for Macs. Quoting  ends

Language Support: English, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish languages

System Requirements: ~ OS X 10.7 or later ~ 64 bit processor

GraphicConverter 9.6 is only $39.95 (USD) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Photography category. It can also be directly purchased online from the Lemkesoft website. GraphicConverter 9.6 is a free update for all customers of version 9.x. Upgrades from older versions of GraphicConverter are available for $25.95 (USD).

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