Philipp Zirker
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Viehlieb commented on 02 Jan 2011
I disagree to the developer's "the current version has nearly all old features" (see below).

That's definitely not true. Yes, GC7 looks much better compared to 6.0 but as mentioned before especially a lot of the slideshow functions from V6 are missing. Where's the possibility to show metadata within slideshows? How can it be managed that the slideshow is shown on a second display and not the main one? Why is the slideshow significant slower as in 6.0?
I use the slideshow to quickly sort out blurred shots - which is not longer working nice if you have to wait one or two seconds until you see the next pic (and yes, I disabled all transition effects and moved down the delay time to the minimum). And can someone tell me why the pictures are scaled down automatically with no possibility to change this in the settings?

Another point: Batch processing and converting was more elegant in 6.0 - I often have to convert single page TIF files to multipage ones. That was a two click action in 6.0 (take a browser, mark the desired pics, press the corresponding button) - now it's more complicated because there's no possibility to change the tif-settings directly. Quick conversation to tif is working but if you need to change the tif settings you have to open the batch dialog first where you can edit this settings. This doesn't make GC7 unusable for sure - but I liked it more in V6.x

Actually I'm not 100% happy that I bought the update and thinking about turning back to V6.x - at least until the 7.0 slideshow functions are the same as in 6.0
Maybe GC has some great new features and the new GUI should have been here for years - but in fact: especially the features I was using most have gone bad.
Good looking software is not everything...

So my conclusion is: If you are new to GC you will love V7.0. It's still one of the best tools for working with graphics you will find on the Mac. But if you have been using V6 and the versions before you might miss some features you have loved...

Actually I'm hoping that the developer will add all this missing features to V7.0 again. There have been a lot minor updates for the old versions containing new functions - hopefully this will be the same with V7.xx
[Version 7.0.3]



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