GraphicConverter
GraphicConverter
11.0.1

4.7

GraphicConverter free download for Mac

GraphicConverter

11.0.1
10 August 2019

Graphics editor with powerful features.

Overview

GraphicConverter is an all-purpose image-editing program that can import 200 different graphic-based formats, edit the image, and export it to any of 80 available file formats.

The high-end editing tools are perfect for graphic manipulation as well as the ability to use Photoshop-compatible plug-ins. It offers batch-conversion capabilities, a slide-show window, batch rename, batch and individual editing of metadata (EXIF, IPTC, XMP) and so much more.

What's new in GraphicConverter

Version 11.0.1:

Note: GraphicConverter 11 is a paid upgrade for all customers of version 1.x-10.x.

Download
  • You can download the update right from this dialogue.
  • The new version is also available in the download area of http://www.lemkesoft.com. The download will be much faster there due to the vailable mirror servers.
New features
  • First Steps Dialog: added drop area
  • Add margins with percentage
  • Open: added support for display of QuickLook preview of various files formats which uses a file package with QuickLook subfolder
  • Preferences browser: selection color is customizable
  • Black correction
  • Automator action: remove metadata and extended attributes
  • Make copy of Expression Media Library (xml export)
Updated features
  • Line Tool: Shift key forces 0, 45 or 90 degree
  • JPEG special file size uses now the Finder scheme 1 KB = 1000 bytes for calculation
  • Cocooner: white correction has now method switch
  • ExifTool
  • DynaPDF
  • LibRAW
  • Added note upon saving layered image to non-layered file format
  • Browser ignores file open attribute changes
  • Slideshow animations on 10.14 and 10.15
  • Browser/New Folder with Selection supports alias creation
  • Prefs general/selection: added option to disable adding an alpha channel if selection contains one
  • Prefs slideshow/export: transition options
  • Slideshow prefs: additional direction subfolders separate
Bug fixes
  • Fixed possible crash upon RAW import on macOS 10.9.x
  • Fixed possible clipping in browser info panel
  • Fixed import bug in some TIFF variants with 16 bit grayscale and zip compression
  • Fixed possible ci filter preview issue on 10.14.x
  • Fixed possible crash during using batch enhance shadow command
  • Fixed swapped green/brown arrow during html catalog creation
  • Fixed possible browser summary tab display on 10.9 to 10.11

Requirements for GraphicConverter

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later

627 GraphicConverter Reviews

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equinoxfeatures
28 December 2013

Most helpful

We have used GraphicConverter for 20 years. It like a universal toolbox for photo editing and image management on the Mac. We use it for sorting thousands of images of all different formats and types. It can open and save a huge range of image types from the common to the really obscure. If we cant open an image in another app theres a good chance GraphicConverter will open it somehow. Incredibly useful are the actions available in the image folder browser. Renaming images based on the image format is invaluable to us as is sorting images into folders by date taken. We find it useful for cleaning up metadata and captions too. We needed help with a feature of the non App Store version of the app when we were working over Christmas. We emailed the developer on Xmas eve. He replied on Xmas day and spent loads of time both emailing and working on the software to tweak it. On Boxing Day he sent us a link to a version that had the tweaks implemented to do exactly what we needed. Amazing support. We recommend GraphicConverter so highly not just because its an amazing tool, doing pretty much anything you can imagine to your images, but because its rare to find a developer who has spent so many years keeping a product so up to date with developments in imaging. We can’t fault the excellent support from Thorsten. To make a new version of an App over Christmas to provide a solution to their customer is pretty damn good. Picture Editor Equinox News Pictures Ltd. London
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Version 9.0.1
wvanhauwe
29 July 2019
I uninstalled version 9 just because I upgraded to v. 11
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Version 11
Mysticalos
16 July 2019
I wish this site kept an archive of earlier versions of 10.x, before they stripped out features like basic pasting in of an object and being able to drag it around. I actually had to fire up a VM, and use MS paint to do a simple edit on a photo because somewhere along the line graphic converter 10 removed the most basic feature of them all, being able to position an object you inserted into an image. Now, when I paste in an object it's pasted in a spot and IMMEDIATELY integrated into photo, no longer able to drag it to position first. The fact that I have to open a program from 1990s to do this very basic of features is hugely disappointing. I don't know what they were thinking when they made this change. I've used this program for over a decade, and now it's useless. from 5 stars to a half star.
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Version 11
2 answer(s)
Lemke Software GmbH
Lemke Software GmbH
09 August 2019
I am a bit confused about your report. You can paste an image from the clipboard and move it. It is embedded into the destination image after clicking outside the pasted graphics or pressing the escape key. It works this way since version1.
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Mcr
Mcr
11 August 2019
@Mysticalos - I've been using GC since Macs were using 68000 chips and System 'whatever number', through macOS Mojave and GC version 11. I've used it on hundreds of Macs over the years (work, personal, friends, family), I use the app DAILY; the cut paste has not changed.

You say you've been using the app for over a decade. When you first experienced the behavior, WHY would you jump to the conclusion that it had to be an intentional change? If the developer had actually changed something so basic, you would not be the only one to notice, right? And this forum would be full of comments. A quick scan of this MacUpdate page or the dev's forum (https://www.lemkesoft.info/forum/) , finding no other complaints about this, then common sense would lead to the realization that it was unlikely the program had changed, but more likely something about your setup that was the cause.

The developer has always provided links to download older versions of GC on his site. Versions 5 through 11 are available; it took me less than 30 seconds and a few clicks to find it. On the possibility you have a corrupted copy of GC or a modified copy from another source, have you tried downloading fresh/clean copy of GC 11 direct from the dev's site? May be worth a try if you haven't. Try someone else's Mac, or macOS in a VM, presume GC works correctly. . Possible addons on your system that effect mouse/KB clicks and strokes; reassigned keys? Try different mouse/KB, change batteries. If using 2.4GHz wireless KB or mouse, make sure it isn't interference from USB 3 ports, try a Bluetooth or wired mouse/KB to verify. Just some thoughts.

Peace, good luck. Please consider changing your rating.
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qb
27 June 2019
What a great application, wonderful developer and all at a bargain price. I have used GC for about 12 years but only in the past 4 become dependent on it. I simply refuse to go to a subscription based Photoshop when GC can do it all. I've reported a few minor issues in the past and the developer is alway there to quickly communicate with me. This is the best.
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Version 11
zlazkow
05 June 2019
The following is not clear on Lemkesoft.info: Upgrade for licensed users to GraphicConverter 11 on Lemkesoft.info - $25.95. Does it have time limit, like in App Store ? Upgrade in Mac App Store $25.95 till June 30. After that it's full price.
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Version 11
2 answer(s)
Aetnaria
Aetnaria
07 June 2019
There are also some differences in feature parity between the Mac App Store version and the version direct from Lemkesoft:
https://www.lemkesoft.de/en/products/graphicconverter/mac-app-store/
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Lemke Software GmbH
Lemke Software GmbH
09 August 2019
The time limit is only for the Mac App Store.
You can always order the upgrade at our web store:
https://lemkesoft.onfastspring.com
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Christel1987
03 June 2019
Where can I find the new feature list?
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Version 11
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rardin
rardin
03 June 2019
https://www.lemkesoft.info/newsletter/graphicconverter_en_2019.html
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zlazkow
zlazkow
05 June 2019
on lemkesoft.info the list of features is quite short. Not something that I could use. I wish more editing features...

These are the features hopefully these are partial features):
Record and Save Macros
RAW Images (editing)
Unpack Archives
Wide Equalization
Gradients
Duotone
Apple Finder Tags
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Maddogiam66
20 May 2019
Have used this from day 1 (a very long time ago) and it's still one of the most used apps in my collection. Developer always has been proactive and helpful.
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Version 10.7
forwardleaps
03 April 2019
Versatile. I pick that over pretty anytime.
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Version 10.7
Chrisst150
02 April 2019
What a difference in two following comments. »Sharon Kidwell« full of praise and »peterbreis« doesnt like it all.
Okay, if you dont like the GUI then move on and look for something else. But to wine there have been users who have asked for a fix for decades, and no one had respondend, Peter thats a damn lie. I am using this app since system 8 and yes there have been bugs, but the real Mr. Thorsten Lemke is mostly quick with an answer and more than responsive, sometimes within minutes, a miracle. And if we speak about suspicion, I doubt there is a real »peterbreis« and if, he just wants to discredit.
But this should be a review, there are tons of possibilities to convert or manipulate a graphic file - this tool is every penny worth.
Chris Stolzenberg, Lake Constance
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Version 10.7
peterbreis
23 March 2019
I'm deeply suspicious of the reviews here. They nearly all sound the same, same comments, same style, same gushing praise. I find that hard to reconcile with GraphicConverter which is adeeply flawed App. stacked with features in an appalling UI that makes it difficult to use. Something that users ahve been asking to have fixed for decades an "Thorsten" has not responded to.
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Version 10.6.9
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darkwing52
darkwing52
02 April 2019
I have reviewed GC, although some time ago, so I don't know if you are including my review in your broad suspicion. My review is as glowing as most of the others though, so I'll respond as if you were addressing me.

You put "Thorsten" in quotes as if he is a fictitious person. Is that what you are suggesting? I don't know, but the interactions I have had seemed to come from a real person, who called himself Thorsten. I am aware of complaints about the "appalling" UI for this and occasional other apps that I use (ImageJ comes to mind). Often I interpret that as a complaint that a user wants eye candy, and prefers form over function. I don't know if that is the case for you or not.

For me, GC has been an overwhelmingly positive experience for years. Compared to some far less useful, more irritating, and at least as often used apps such as MS Office, which may or may not have a UI you approve of.

To be clear, I am not a shill, an investor, a relative, a personal friend, a friend of a friend, or even a fellow countryman of the author of GC (or the others I mention). I do not write software. I'm a physicist that values stuff that works and authors who respond. GC and Thorsten are both. I give money to authors who don't even demand it (Onyx comes to mind), and gladly to those who write useful software and sell it.
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Scion777
Scion777
02 April 2019
"Deeply flawed" = I DON'T LIKE IT? That's not a reason to condemn it as deeply flawed. Are there serious non-functionalities about it? If the developer doesn't design it in a way you like, use GIMP or some other tool.
I've used GC since Macintosh System 8 n' 9. Then from Jaguar until today - never had any issues with it.
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OhEssex
OhEssex
03 April 2019
Your only criticism is the long standing and justifiable complaint that the UI is poor and that the developer is apparently never going to fix it. Aside from that, describing the app as deeply flawed raises serious concerns about the performance, operation and results GC provides. Given that you rang the alarm bell loud and clear, would you care to elaborate on any of these deep flaws?
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zlazkow
zlazkow
20 May 2019
Everybody who use GC have only praises for it, and Thorsten.
Numbers say everything. Million and a Half downloads !!! ..and counting.
There is no other application even close to GC, except maybe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements(haven't checked their numbers though).
We love GC GUI, despite being not Mac style. That's perfectly FINE.
The more you use, the more you like it! TRY and SEE.
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Mcr
Mcr
04 June 2019
Changing...'improving' the UI is a decision that has to be weighed very carefully with any program as old as GC. When you have a large and loyal user base that has invested years in using the UI, changing it for the sake of supposedly making it more 'modern' runs the risk of losing some of that user base. So the BUSINESS decision is, does the change result in attracting new users equal to or greater in number to the potential loss of loyal users who prefer it 'as is'.

And just because a program is 'new' and 'modern' does not mean the UI is 'better'. Pixelmator is a relative new comer, some users love the UI, and call it 'modern'. I personally think it is one of the worst UI's I've ever seen. I mean Light grey text on dark grey background, in font size so small you need a magnifying glass to read, with tiny little icons that from a distance don't look like anything identifiable other than a blob of colored pixels. But that's me. The makers of Pixelmator must think all their users are millennials with young eyeballs and 20/20 vision, quick and precise hand/eye coordination that allows for small, precise mouse movements necessary to navigate the microscopic UI.
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Jpresto9
18 February 2019
This software program is a Swiss Army Knife utility as it does some things that other programs can't do...

Example: a high resolution image shot vertically can be easily switched horizontally left or right. At the same time it can be blown up or reduced by multiple sizes from 25% to 300% .

Over the years (since the earliest versions) I've communicated with the developer 3/4 times. Thorston always answers an inquiry within a day. Recently I asked about modifying the user interface so the size of the image in percentage (% ) no longer showed in the upper left hand corner of the screenshot (as it required more work to remove that captured percentage from the picture). Within a day Thorston added a check box in preferences to switch the percentage reading (on or) off the captured image.

If you have a large quantity of images, you can't beat GraphicConverter's slideshow. It's fast & powerful.

Would only add that the user interface is broken into categories of use. For example under "Slideshow" is subcategories for how the slide show works, how the monitor/monitors work, how the images fit the screen, how the quality of the images are represented based on your computers video card and ram size (in other words, if your video card is marginal and ram capacity marginal you can adjust the program to work with your computer.

If you're familiar with Photoshop or Painter or even Microsoft Office, you know these user interfaces are necessarily multifaceted based on the power and capability of the program.
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Version 10.6.9
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