GraphicConverter updated to v8.5

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Graphic Converter

One of my favorite Mac apps from back in the Classic Mac days LemkeSoft’s GraphicConverter. With the ability to open to import and open approximately 200 picture file formats and save to around 80, it’s crucial to those who know of and use more than just TIFF, JPEG and PNG files, not to mention PSD. And now that it takes full advantage of 64-bit systems, it’s faster than ever when working with larger file formats.

As LemkeSoft would tell you, “GraphicConverter offers everything you would need and expect from an all-round image editing program on your Mac with ease of use, an excellent range of features, stability and reliability.” Such features now include support for Retina displays as well as:

  • Added slideshow with find
  • Added support for 16 bit per channel grayscale raw import
  • Split red/green/blue batch added
  • Added batch function to extract all used keywords to convert&modify
  • Added option to disable indicator for unapplied xmp changes
  • Added zoom support to slideshow with gesture
  • Added dialog upon click of rotation indicator
  • Added rating tool to image window toolbar
  • Added option to open a browser with a default path upon launch
  • Added option to use EXIF preview as browser thumbnail
  • Added import of old picture clippings at 64 bit
  • Added import support for some old StartupScreen variants
  • Added editable number fields for display of slider values

GraphicConverter v8.5 is a free download for all existing Version 7.x and 8.x customers. Those of you in this group will be happy to know of the following updated features:

  • Exif creation does verify gps tags before export
  • Keyword palette supports import of plain keywords list
  • Next/previous icons do now use the last display scale for the new image
  • Improved undo options
  • Improved PhotoRaw options
  • Find and replace colors are stored in the prefs
  • Enhanced edit exif data dialog

GraphicConverter v8.5 is downloadable know from the Updater in the application menu. Those with Mac App Store downloads will have to wait for Apple’s approval before the update can be obtained in that manner.

For more information on GraphicConverter 8.5, visit

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