GraphicConverter
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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, and so much more.
What's New
Version 9.1:

New features

  • added average batch and effect
  • added import of .422 (created by Magic Lantern)
  • added "Browse Copy" menu item to browse local copy drive (if cloud client is installed)
  • added "Browse Google Drive" menu item to browse local copy drive (if cloud client is installed)
  • added attach to e-mail menu item
  • added fast mode to improved speed of operator dramatically
  • added antialias for pen tool
  • added crop content batch
  • added option to show a RAW indicator for raw files in the browser
  • added option to show the label color larger in the browser
  • added scroll wheel support to slideshow to start a zoom (in addition to the supported magnify gesture)
  • added save, undo and redo icons to the toolbox
  • added convert to color profile
  • selection can be dragged vertical or horizontal by pressing the shift key
  • added "Extract Images from PDF" as function to convert and modify
  • added copy foreground/background color as html to edit/copy/ submenu
  • added support for ITHMB files with JPEG compressed content
  • added option to display color mode of images in browser
  • added option to automatically rename duplicate files during move
  • added ABR import
Updated features
  • added option to disable storage of printer settings
  • manual rename of a single file in the browser will now rename an existing XMP file, too
  • save for web opens the save file panel with only the filename selected
  • browser will now ignore "InodeMetaMod" events from network drives to avoid to many refreshes
  • extraction of jpeg thumbnails from exif data will store the thumbs with the source file date
  • Xe847 preview supports now the display with color profile
  • added 16-bit-per-channel support to import and export of PNG
  • improved concat in convert and modify
  • improved notification dialog if a camera is connected
  • core image filters preview does now use the color profile (if available)
  • improved rename options for extensions
  • added curve support for grayscale mode images
  • improved animated GIF support (transparency on import and export more consistent)
  • added pressure support to pen tool
  • slideshow from browser does now use browser sorting direction
  • added units to selection options
Bug fixes
  • fixed possible bug with selections and core image filters
  • fixed bug in "New folder with selected items" command
  • fixed bug in offset option of change date
  • fixed possible preview bug during brightness/contrast on grayscale images
  • fixed possible quick conversion bug
  • fixed sorting issue in the slideshow
  • fixed bug in TIFF comment import
  • fixed possible hang if folder does contain a recursive link
  • fixed PCD import bug
  • fixed text issue in HPGL import
  • fixed possible bug in ARW import
  • fixed automator issues

Version 9.1:

New features

  • added average batch and effect
  • added import of .422 (created by Magic Lantern)
  • added "Browse Copy" menu item to browse local copy drive (if cloud client is installed)
  • added "Browse Google Drive" menu item to browse local copy drive (if cloud client is installed)
  • added attach to e-mail menu more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7 or later





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GraphicConverter User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 9.x:
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Pupsta reviewed on 12 Mar 2014
Great app, very responsive developer. He has just released a beta which implements a suggestion I made! This app is gradually replacing most of what I used to do in Photoshop, and a bit more besides.

Batch processing capabilities are ample, and optimisation for the web is second to none,. Overall this is an app which is very stable and user-friendly, and you can tell it has been developed and refined over many years. Recommended.
[Version 9.1]


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x0x0 reviewed on 25 Feb 2014
This applications is amazing. I'm considering buying as it really worth the price. Moreover, its Browser can almost replace the Finder with better implemented photos zooming; I like to use it in place of the Finder.

In that regard, would it be possible to add some functions that would make it more usable as a Finder replacement, Get Info on Folders/Files and an Eject button for DVD/CD and Disk Images?

Sometimes I have to open Disk Images complete with photos, and since it's possible to move them elsewhere directly from the GraphicConverter Browser, I would also like to be able to eject the disk image from it. Thanks.
[Version 9.1]


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Nova-Bossa reviewed on 20 Feb 2014
I can't live without this application!
[Version 9.1]


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Bigboysdad commented on 04 Jan 2014
Small issue - the ability to download GC quickly unlike previously, is appreciated.
[Version 9.0.2]


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equinoxfeatures reviewed on 28 Dec 2013
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
[Version 9.0.1]

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mguillau replied on 27 Jan 2014
I cannot express it better than you. Amazing support, very kind person who always replies rapidly and never hesitate to send a small video to show how it works. Very very good!!!
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DigiMonk commented on 23 Dec 2013
Just wanna let you know that …

"GraphicConverter 9" has a special price until 31.12.2013.
I just purchased it from the AppStore for CHF 26 (Swiss Francs) thats like 29$.
[Version 9.0.1]


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Talatharb reviewed on 19 Dec 2013
i still miss features found in GC6...

But one thing really hurts:
OSX knows to kinds of links: created from the finder as an Alias and in the Unix shell with `ln -s` (symbolic link). The Finder works with both just fine.

GC8 and GC9 can not show slide shows from aliased folders, if the alias is created with unix. But the GC browser shows both kind of aliases.
@developer: can you please make GC8/9 work with any kind of alias or symbolic link? THX
[Version 9.0.1]


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B. Jefferson Le Blanc commented on 17 Dec 2013
I normally rush to pay for a Graphic Converter upgrade. This time, though, I think I'll wait. While non-destructive editing may be a nice addition to the program, I already use Lightroom for non-distructive editing, so it's not a feature I've been looking for in GC. YMMV.
[Version 9.0.1]

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Thorstenlemke replied on 18 Dec 2013
Which additional features do you want?
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 18 Dec 2013
@ Thorstenlemke: My old Mac Pro doesn't support OS X 8 or 9, so Mavericks specific features are beyond my reach right now in any case. That's not to say that those features are not important to those who do or soon will use Mavericks. And non-distructive editing will no doubt be important to some people as well and marks a significant upgrade in functionality.

I'm not extrapolating from my individual experience to general use preferences. It's just not reasonable to do so. And It's certainly in your long-term interest to develop for the latest version of the Mac OS. What I want or need is not really relevant to the development of Graphic Converter at this time; the same goes for others in a situation similar to mine. So we will be determining the value of the GC upgrade for ourselves in ways that we may not have needed to in the past. With the dramatic changes in recent versions of OS X there are a lot of people making similar decisions about the software - and the OS - that they use.

At the moment GC 8 does everything I need it to do and more so spending money on the upgrade doesn't make sense for me. I don't mean to disparage or discourage your efforts to improve the program. You've been actively developing Graphic Converter for going on two decades now; that's a remarkable record of dedication. GC remains the most comprehensive and reliable applications of its type on the Mac platform.

When I can afford to buy a new Mac I will reevaluate the Graphic Converter upgrade. Till then, GC 8 will do the job.
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Abugirges replied on 18 Dec 2013
The developers question alone justifies to buy the upgrade!
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Gary30 replied on 19 Dec 2013
I have used Graphic Converter since version one and used to upgrade without a thought. But now I am just a hobbyist and no longer a pro, so the upgrade price comes with a bit of sticker shock. Heck, maybe after a glass of wine or three, I'll do it. I cannot imagine not having this app on my machine.
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 20 Dec 2013
@ Gary30: You will still have Graphic Converter on your machine, even if you don't upgrade. GC 8 continues to work just fine in OS X 10.7 and above.
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Purbeckview reviewed on 17 Dec 2013
I purchased GC9 from the App Store but the download still requires a registration key which neither Apple of the developer have sent me!
[Version 9.0.1]

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Chrischram replied on 17 Dec 2013
Data Point: I didn't have that problem. About GraphicConverter 9 shows "This copy is registered to Mac App Store version."

As a precaution I made sure that version 8 was completely uninstalled before proceeding with the App Store download.
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Purbeckview replied on 17 Dec 2013
OK problem solved! You have to completely unistall any old and/or trial versions. Dragging these to the Trash is not enough (in my case at least). The support files in /private/var and ~/Library need to be deleted as well. This can be achieved by use of sudo in the Terminsl or via a tool such as AppCleaner
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 17 Dec 2013
The difficulty you had replacing GC 8 with the NAS version of GC 9 is a common problem with apps available from both the developer and the NAS. The upshot is that it's generally a good idea to stick with one source for a particular app, if you can remember which you originally got it from.
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Maxter commented on 17 Dec 2013
Download and install went without a hitch.
But GC9 doesn't remember the settings from the former version.
Very annoying!
[Version 9.0.1]

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Thorstenlemke replied on 18 Dec 2013
Do you use the normal or the Mac App Store version? The Mac App Store version can't import old settings due the Apple Sandboxing.
Thorsten
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Maxter replied on 18 Dec 2013
I use the normal version.
It would be nice if it could "remember" the GUI, the "dedicated" folders, as well as the other "tweaking".
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Maxter had trouble on 10 Jun 2013
A behavior that looks like a bug has been introduced in the version 8.6.

GC doesn't "Crop white areas from rotated images prior to saving" despite I tick the box in the "option" section.

For me this box has been ticked for years anyway. GC has always "cropped the white areas" for me.

Or am I missing something?
[Version 8.6]

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Maxter replied on 10 Jun 2013
Within hours Mr Lemke send me a beta.

http://www.lemkesoft.org/beta.html

Five Star Support!
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Mysticalos had trouble on 12 Aug 2012
Mr Lemke, did you forget to submit 8.2 to app store version? I know approval is usually slow, sometimes as much as 10 days, but i've never seen it THIS slow. 8.2 came out july 22, it's now august 12th and 8.1 is still latest on app store.
[Version 8.2]

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Lemke Software GmbH (developer) replied on 15 Sep 2012
The 8.3 is currently waiting for review.
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Grandpa John had trouble on 15 Nov 2011
I was unable to download this newest version using the MacUpdate link. The pinwheel just kept spinning. However I was able download it by copying this link to Speed Download:

ftp://mirror.switch.ch/mirror/lemkesoft/gc7_build338.dmg

And the download went perfectly.
[Version 7.5]


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Hal Itosis had trouble on 11 Oct 2011
Oh come on. All of a sudden (right after upgrading from 7.3.1 to 7.4), the BROWSER no longer properly displays images which were saved with Photoshop Elements:

The entire "right section" is gonzo. I.e., the image data is missing info for size, resolution, format, length and compression. The histogram and the 100% slot are not functional. And the large preview is really ugly (fuzzy). Why? This wasn't the case before.

Files in the same folder which were saved with GraphicConverter display all the above just fine.
[Version 7.4]

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Hal Itosis replied on 11 Oct 2011
Also... the 'Fast Preview' feature (i.e., sorta like QuickLook from within the browser) just stays gray, showing the text 'Loading...' ad infinitum. (again, that's only with Photoshop JPEGs... whereas items saved with GraphicConverter work as expected, as usual).

The only clue in Console is several lines, all of which say:

10/11/11 2:16:40 PM GraphicConverter[644] com.apple.console Error +[NSString stringWithPascalString:]: unrecognized selector sent to class 0xa0031238
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Hal Itosis replied on 12 Oct 2011
i have exchanged e-mails with the developer, and after deleting prefs and caches all is working now... better than ever in fact.

many thanks Thorsten,

-HI-
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Lemke Software GmbH (developer) replied on 15 Nov 2011
Please look into the help menu. There is a troubleshooting tutorial for deleting the application prefs. That should fix it.
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Hal Itosis replied on 15 Nov 2011
Hi. So far it seems that version 7.5 has cured the browser problem which 7.4 introduced... so i am quite happy.


As far a "deleting the application prefs" goes, there are two unfortunate issues with that: it's a huge PITA and it only works temporarily.


It's a huge PITA because there are around 30 or 40 changes i make to the "defaults" in order to get GraphicConverter to look and act the way i prefer. (as you know, there are many MANY pref possibilities). Deleting the prefs means i need to go and retweak a whole bunch of of stuff (not just the browser section, but everything). But after all that retweaking, and after some time goes by, version 7.4.x reverted back to the same misbehavior described above.

So far, version 7.5 is doing fine... and i didn't even need to delete the prefs!!! (i.e., my first "test" was to see if it would misbehave while my prefs were already set to what i consider ideal... and it worked out right away).

Let's hope it lasts this time.
And thanks again Thorsten.

-HI-
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Corpsecorps had trouble on 02 Oct 2010
Getting an error 404 from download link here.
[Version 7.0]


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Jmsuijkerbuijk had trouble on 14 Dec 2007
Does anyone else miss the popup menu to choose a font in the font tool dialog in this version (6.0.3 UB)?
[Version 6.0.3]

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Jmsuijkerbuijk replied on 14 Dec 2007
Okay, sorry. GC Adds a 'text' menu in the menu bar when the text tool is selected. Not a bug, a feature.
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tas50 had trouble on 23 Nov 2007
Hey Lemke,

Perhaps you've noticed that everyone hates 6.0. It's slow. The interface is a giant step backwards. Worst yet the layers are just BAD (as in they make working in GC awful). I've paid for GC twice (that's how much I loved it). I just want to download 5.9. It worked and it worked great. 6.0 isn't even worth pirating. Give me a 5.0 download.
[Version 6.0.2]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 23 Nov 2007
Version 5.95 still available at Lemke site:

http://www.lemkesoft.com/content/207/download-old-versions.html
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rogertjackson replied on 24 Nov 2007
Everybody? No, not everybody. Not even close. I just downloaded v.6.0.2 and just kept rolling along with it. I had a minor interface question, so I updated Mr. Lemke, who responded to me promptly, as he always does. I've been a satisfied, paying customer for years.
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kp.gores had trouble on 23 Nov 2007
On my G4 Dual 1GHz the recommended UB after some time of simple usage (just browsing) eats up all my memory (1.25GB) and the system swaps until being no more responsive. The PPC version works just wine. Known problem?

Please: modify the slideshow order "by name" such that the string taken for sorting is the full path to an image plus name, not just the name!
[Version 6.0.2]


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killerKAT had trouble on 11 Oct 2007
I've just tried to enter the SN that came with my MU bundle, and it didn't work, so I came here and saw new SN will be emailed, but I haven't received anything :( what can I do?
[Version 6.0.1]

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Lemke Software GmbH (developer) replied on 02 Nov 2007
write an e-mail with your name to support@lemkesoft.com
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GetSomeSauce had trouble on 17 Mar 2007
Does anybody know what $32 buys you? Are there free upgrades? If Lemke releases v6.0 tomorrow, would we need to cough up another $32 for it?
[Version 5.9.5]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 17 Mar 2007
I bought this perhaps more than ten years ago, I believe it was $25 then. Since that time, I've had to pay for only one upgrade. That was maybe two years ago now. I've always found this app to be stable and dependable, and it certainly has been a good value for the money.
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GetSomeSauce replied on 20 Mar 2007
Thanks Mr. MacUpdate dude. I'm sold...and thanks for this wonderful site.
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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 20 Mar 2007
You're welcome, and thank you too.

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Macs007 rated on 20 Feb 2014

[Version 9.1]



mguillau rated on 27 Jan 2014

[Version 9.0.2]



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Ionos rated on 02 Jan 2014

[Version 9.0.2]



Wonderwarthog rated on 01 Jan 2014

[Version 9.0.1]



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Rasputinsrevengereloadet rated on 18 Dec 2013

[Version 9.0.1]



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AlexHughy rated on 17 Dec 2013

[Version 9.0.1]



albertogto rated on 30 Oct 2013

[Version 8.8.2]



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ttlcntrlprint rated on 12 Oct 2013

[Version 8.8.1]



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IngeMortier3516 rated on 24 Sep 2013

[Version 8.8]



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Runtime rated on 26 Aug 2013

[Version 8.8]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Author Tools
License:Shareware
Date:12 Feb 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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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, and so much more.


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