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GraphicConverter Reviews

14 November 2020

Graphics editor with powerful features.

5
neartheredrocks
13 October 2019
Version: 11.1

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This is one of the most underrated macOS applications of all times. It does everything - or at least almost everything - that hobby and (semi) professional users need from a picture editing application, and that for a very low price. It is sad that GraphicConverter does not get regularly reviews from Mac-related technical websites and magazines.
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5
Steve-s
16 November 2020
Version: 11.3.2
One of my consistent and essential graphics-based software applications that I rely on when working with professionals (with their various graphics-based file formats) worldwide.
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5
workman266
16 October 2020
Version: 11.3
My goto app! Easy to use and does everything I need.
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5
cmock-1
02 October 2020
Version: 11.2.2
This is one awesome app!!! Essential tool Support is more than wonderful...it’s awesome will even help you with a project that you have no idea how to fix! Very personal attention This is an absolute must for any person on their Mac.
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5
bobzogby
07 September 2020
Version: 11.2.2
I want to thank the creator of Graphic Converter for its great customer service. It is a great program especially when dealing with such diverse graphic formats. Even though it does not convert CMX files, it gets 5 stars for customer service and for its ability to convert most graphic formats.
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5
raymondknoll
15 August 2020
Version: 11.2.2
I've been using GraphicConverter for years and I love it. When one wants to convert an image to jpeg or gif I use GraphicConverter.
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4
lilywells247
15 July 2020
Version: 11.2.1
Using it at work, good software.
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3
Macfoto
23 June 2020
Version: 11.2.1
...supports macOS flags and keywords, but lacks of speed! Crash with too many pictures! Good enough for hobby photographers! Good Support!
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5
Abnormal
15 May 2020
Version: 11.2
Fantastic! Best tool ever for one-handed porn slideshows.
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5
John-Keogh
10 May 2020
Version: 11.2
I use this for most image work, and rarely touch another graphics program.
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craigmonsen
16 April 2020
Version: 11.1.3
I uninstalled v10 and got a request to let the community know why...because I installed v11! Worth the upgrade price.
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bside
29 March 2020
Version: 11.1.3
It disappointed me. I bought it in order to turn fillable pdf documents into graphic images. I couldn't get it to work on them. I ended up having to print and scan the pdfs.
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5
DragonMaster
25 January 2020
Version: 11.1.2
This is one amazing app!!! Essential tool or graphics work. Support is wonderful...will even help you with a project that you have no idea how to fix! Very personable. This is an absolute must for any person interested in graphics on their Mac.
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5
JohnB7119
21 January 2020
Version: 11.1.2
I love GraphicConverter. I have used this application for a l o n g time and it is worth every cent. These guys (Lemke) know what they are doing. I do a fair amount of website work and prep photos for online use and GC simply hasn't let me down over the years. GC is a very versatile editor and can open just about anything I throw at it. Personally, I would not be without it.
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neartheredrocks
13 October 2019
Version: 11.1
This is one of the most underrated macOS applications of all times. It does everything - or at least almost everything - that hobby and (semi) professional users need from a picture editing application, and that for a very low price. It is sad that GraphicConverter does not get regularly reviews from Mac-related technical websites and magazines.
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marineman
11 October 2019
Version: 11.1
GraphicConverter has been a lifesaver, opening hundreds of antique PICT files that I thought inaccessible. That said, what's been most impressive is the support provided to this novice user to get me started. My questions regarding the initial lack of success I encountered were promptly and courteously answered. I can't speak highly enough about the program and my experience with the support team.
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wvanhauwe
29 July 2019
Version: 11
I uninstalled version 9 just because I upgraded to v. 11
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0.5
Mysticalos
16 July 2019
Version: 11
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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5
qb
27 June 2019
Version: 11
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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zlazkow
05 June 2019
Version: 11
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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Christel1987
03 June 2019
Version: 11
Where can I find the new feature list?
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5
Maddogiam66
20 May 2019
Version: 10.7
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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5
forwardleaps
03 April 2019
Version: 10.7
Versatile. I pick that over pretty anytime.
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5
Chrisst150
02 April 2019
Version: 10.7
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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peterbreis
23 March 2019
Version: 10.6.9
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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Jpresto9
18 February 2019
Version: 10.6.9
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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5
markbeck528
08 February 2019
Version: 10.6.9
Like most of the preceding reviews I've used Graphic converter nearly forever (2004) I am upgrading from a 2004 G5 PowerMac MacOS Leopard 10.5.8 to Mojave 10.14. I was having an issue with the windows opening in the current window in a new tab. Thorsten solved the issue by noting a System setting (Dock) which needed to be set to Manual. I would have never found it. Above and beyond support!!! Bravo. Oh, and the program. is fantastic. A prior poster noted the interface hasn't changed too much. This upgrader found the consistent interface lowered the learning curve tremendously. That leaves me with more energy to explore the new features.
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stephenschulte1
23 January 2019
Version: 10.6.8
GraphicConverter - the personal touch!! I realized I had many, many photos from the 1970's which had faded in the albums… How to attempt to "re-colorize" them? I thought of GraphicConverter, but was not making much headway. A short eMail to Thorsten Lemke and within the hour not only a solution but a 1 minute personalized video with audio using one of my photos and showing how to colorize my old photos and bring them back to life!! As a MacONLY kinda guy since 1989 and a GraphicConverter user for almost that long……… This just reinforces my admiration of the creator of this program and his team! Thanks so much and as soon as I upgrade my MacBook Pro to Mojave I'll be upgrading to the latest GC– you can count on that!! Steve on Wednesday 23 January 2019
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zlazkow
28 November 2018
Version: 10.6.7
I said it before and say it again, GC is the very best Photo/graphic/any image, editor for Mac. It outperforms all others, incl. Pixelmator, which I tried few times over the years and never liked it. It is priced normally and affordably, with an outstanding support by Thorsten himself. There is nobody like Thorsten, he responds to any question or a problem you might have, immediately. Thank you Thorsten!!!
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5
Dave-Creek
27 November 2018
Version: 10.6.7
I, like others, have used Graphic Converter for many years. It can do things that no other graphics program can. For instance, this week some photos that I imported into Apple Photos were sorting improperly. Examination showed that many had the incorrect creation date and time but there was no way to determine in the Photos app what the correct dates were. By importing the photos into GC I was able to see that a modification date had placed in the creation date field. Using one of the GC commands I was able to place the correct date in the creation date field and move the photos back into Photos. Problem solved! I didn’t figure this out myself; I succeeded because I received truly OUTSTANDING technical support from Thorsten Lemke, Graphic Converter's author and owner.
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5
uhr122
15 August 2018
Version: 10.6.2
Mit dem GC arbeite ich von Anbeginn an, also ca 20 Jahre. In dieser Zeit hat er mir immer gute Dienste geleistet und wenn mir eine Funktion bei meiner Arbeit fehlte, reichte eine Mail an den Support – Hr. Lemke – und mein Problem war gelöst. MitHilfe des GC sind im Laufe vieler Jahre mehr als 150 Reprints in hoher Qualität entstanden. Ohne den GC könnte ich nicht arbeiten, ohne ihn gäbe es meinen Verlag nicht!
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audaniels
30 June 2018
Version: 10.6.2
GraphicConverter10 is the most versatile and comprehensive photo editing tool available for MacOS. It is inexpensive, comes with a great manual, and is frequently updated. I recently proposed a change to the maker, Lemkesoft. It was added to an update of GG10 within a couple of days. How is that for responsive! Two of my favorite GC10 tools are Unskew (image perspective control) and the Dehaze Filter., which can do far more than dehaze skies. GC10's only shortcoming is the interface, which is not easy to master. However, the excellent manual helps a lot in this regard. If you are serious about MacOS photo editing, give it a try.
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5
rolfbrantschen
06 June 2018
Version: 10.6
GraphicConverter is the best app for photo editing for the Mac.
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4.5
Soundsgoodtome
05 June 2018
Version: 10.6
I've used GraphicConverter for many years. It's very stable, reliable, and is regularly updated. And on rare occasions when an issue or question arises, the developer is very responsive. Recommended!
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5
ef29
04 June 2018
Version: 10.6
This app has been very useful over the years. It's the only one that will handle a lot of the more obscure file formats The batch features are a huge time-saver. The multi-core function makes quick work of a pile of pictures. When requested, Thorsten added the ability to view and convert all photos in an old ithmb file-format in one day, and sent me a video tutorial too. 5-star customer service on top of a great app. Good to see there are still people like this in the programming community.
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5
Wadzunit
24 May 2018
Version: 10.6
Great application with awesome service - questions are answered quickly and efficiently. Would recommend!
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5
rest05
21 May 2018
Version: 10.6
Using GC for many years now, I always liked its batch processing capabilities to resize photos for the websites managed. I also used some other more common features often: Whitepoint, lighten up, Entzerren (rectifying?), and such. It is a superb tool for working with photos fast and professionally. Some days ago I saw GC 10 and purchased the upgrade. I very much liked the features for slide shows and used them immediately so my wife and I could together make a triage of many hundred photos very fast with the features built in, watching the show on the beamer and giving ratings to each picture with one key-stroke. The tool is very extensive and studying the large user guide to get acquainted with the short-cuts I realized, that I do not know more than 20% of its features and probably never will use more. And that I do not even understand at least 10% of the more technical features. Because of the extensive capabilities far exceeding many other tools not everything can be completely intuitive - but the large user guide helps if needed. The most unusual feature though is its technical support provided by Thorsten Lemke almost 24/7!! This Sunday I emailed a small suggestion (to include a keyboard short cut that can be used on a remote-control app on the iPad - which by design has no arrow keys - to go back 1 picture in a slide show) and within hours this was supplied in a beta version for me to test - it works perfectly. Such support is unbelievable! Even without comparing to the nowadays normal waiting lines on automated call-centers only working business hours. Only some days after upgrading the price is amortized through the new features - not to mention the super instant support.
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4.5
shiyleymilbuyn
26 April 2018
Version: 10.6
Great app really helpful and useful. It helps my editing work faster.
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Fra
20 April 2018
Version: 10.6
Pourquoi le fichier téléchargé n'est pas dans un dmg comme d'habitude. Et surtout pourquoi vient il du site macupdate au lieu de celui de l'éditeur ? MacUpdate a-t-il encore une fois de plus ajouter quelques malwares ?
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5
sharon-kidwell
12 March 2018
Version: 10.5.5
I have used Graphic Converter for years and have always found it to be a reliable program that was easy to use and made batch editing fast and simple. However, this past week Lemkesoft went above and beyond. In order to post my photos online in an easy to search manner I needed to do a conversion that wasn't already one of the batch options. With over 3,000 photos, doing them one at a time wasn't an option. When I asked them about the possibility of the batch option I needed they added it to their beta version within just a couple of days. It made what would have been a nearly impossible task quick and easy. Thanks!!!
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5
MarcvanMaastricht
05 March 2018
Version: 10.5.5
This long-time image and video converter is absolutely amazing, and a bargain. Why? First of all: it supports the most exotic image formats (got a 20-year old back with some obscure, unreadable images on it? Changes are GraphicConverter just reads en converts it without issues!)
Secondly, it has comprehensive and capable image editing features.
But most of all it's the support from developer Thorsten Lemke. He's one of the most brilliant developers in my opinion. If you make an enhancement request he not only promises to look into it, he ACTUALLY adds it! In my case I asked for the possibility to map the original creation date of 15-year old AVI movies to the EXIF-field of converted MP4-movies, to be able to import them into Apples Photos app (provided him with some samples to better understand my request).
As a result of this request, he not only added this functionality, he even extended it: adding the option to CONVERT old AVI-movies to MP4-movies, while retaining the original(!) creation date. He even added it in the latest BETA, within several days after my request!!
I know of no other application in this price range that has this possibility (and I've been searching for it for hours). And of no other developer that does this.
So, just buy GraphicConverter, if only to support Thorsten. And in the slipstream you'll get a good image editor and an amazing image an video converter!
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NotUsed
15 February 2018
Version: 10.5.5
Why does mounting this .dmg and then subsequently copying the app work at the speed of a thumb drive? Seriously, this app has been the slowest to open the DMG then so slow to copy less than 300mb to the local drive. How on earth are they formatting things to be so dreadfully slow??
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5
simpson161
16 December 2017
Version: 10.5.2
Easy to use, and does exactly what it says. Needed an immediate software solution for a deadline project. Cheap purchase for a simple working program. It saved my butt!
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Hal-Itosis
12 December 2017
Version: 10.5.2
What the heck is going on here?!?! Half the time I launch this app, its windows are INVISIBLE. Have deleted prefs, etc. Is no one else getting that behavior? [running the latest versions of everything (macOS 10.13.2, GraphicConverter 10.5.2, etc.) on a Late-2013 rMBP (2560x1600).] -HI-
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Macs007
23 September 2017
Version: 10.5
First off, I am aware this tool is around for several years and has many great features. The big problem is that GraphicConverter stood still in time regarding the user interface.
In fact, it is terrible looking and worse, it is not very intuitive at all. The features are wide spread in a maze of menus, buttons and dragging.

Maybe it works for users who are familiar with it for a long time but for newcomers it clearly is not.
In short, the learning curve is terrible steep, even for doing simple things like scaling a bunch of images.
I really urge Lemka Software to take a look at modern macOS interfaces and see if a rework is doable.

Conclusion:
GraphicCOnverter is mixed bag of good features packed into an awful working and looking UI.
I don't like it at all.
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RoyPDX
18 September 2017
Version: 10.4.3
Something weird happened. About a week ago, while working with animated GIFs, the first frame is a blank white. I'm sure I must have clicked something I shouldn't have, but I have no idea how to fix this.
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3.5
jan_de_smet
18 April 2017
Version: 10.4.1
A very powerful tool that's wrapped in a not-so-friendly UI. Everything is pinned to loads of menu's and some toolbar items.
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5
Claude-Demierre
17 April 2017
Version: 10.4.1
Légé, rapide, polyvalent et stable. Je l'utilise tous les jours !
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3.5
Maclover1-1
13 April 2017
Version: 10.4
A zillion functions, some of which do not work at all like looping animated GIF export from images or issues with CMYK conversions from some formats. All in all I cannot really trust GC.. yet have been "sort of using it" since its inception.
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Levelbest
09 March 2017
Version: 10.3.1
I came here today and left these comments as I am once again wondering if GC can offer a solution to a current problem. Two new apps, Luminar and Affinity Photo have no DAM capabilities. Therefore a good DAM solution is needed. I was hoping that GC would allow me to browse and then set external editors in the preferences as other image browsing apps do. But alas, this seems to be something that GC will not do. I have been a fan of GC for a very long time. The developer is also very responsive and this is a well loved product at least by the developer. I had a license for many years (though version 6.x) but, aside from needing it here and there, GC never fully became a part of my work flow. The interface has been modernized all along and it should not be faulted for that. But it’s finest achievement is how well it does so many things. But, this is also it’s curse. If you live in a part of your brain where you naturally understand and think like an engineer - in logic, then I suspect that you will love this program. Many of it’s features are there - if you understand what they are and what they are for. I cannot fault that sort of thinking or indeed, that sort of brilliance. I am also a smart person, but my mind is far more visually oriented. I can see that GC is working to include this way of thinking as I see their cocooner browser for the first time.
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nicki_r
12 January 2017
Version: 10.3.1
Wow! 80 file formats really impress as well as plenty of features. The app involves a lot. To my opinion it's a great value for money. Recommend to try it.
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