GraphicConverter 9.5 Adds QR Code & More To Award-Winning Image Utility

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[prMac.com] Peine, Germany - Longtime Macintosh developer and publisher, Lemke Software GmbH today is pleased the announce the release and immediate availability of GraphicConverter 9.5, a significant update to its award-winning image utility for Mac OS X. Described as the equivalent of a "Swiss Army Knife," GraphicConverter is a universal image editing program that features image conversion from more than 200 graphic file formats into almost 80 different file formats.

"For nearly twenty years, Mac users everywhere have known Lemke Software GmbH and the software called GraphicConverter as a staple in the Mac toolbox -- and one of the most loyal, service oriented software developers in the industry," says Fred Showker of Graphic Design & Publishing Center. "GraphicConverter was one of the first and most robust graphics programs to appear for the Mac. It started life as public domain and evolved into shareware. From its slideshow functions to supporting hundreds of formats, it's the best."

Feature Highlights:
* Ability to open files in 200 graphics formats
* Ability to export in almost 80 different formats
* Import directly from camera (also RAW)
* Catalog generation (web, print, picture)
* TWAIN interface for scanners
* Direct support of the photo services Google+, Flickr, and Locr
* Graphical file and picture browser
* Slide show functions
* Powerful batch processor feature
* Support for Applescript
* Express picture enhancement function
* Basic functions for editing pictures
* Advanced functions, effects, and filters for picture manipulation
* Plug-in architecture
* Color management with ColorSync and ICC profiles
* 3D image support
* Enhancement and creation of pictures for user on the Internet
* Supports the latest technologies of the different Mac OS versions
* Support for the JPEG2000 format
* Multilingual (12 available languages)
* Image verifier, which can regularly verify images on NAS devices
* Ability to browse local copies on cloud services like DropBox, SkyDrive, Copy, Amazon Cloud and Google Drive

"GraphicConverter is a well-known image processor," says MacReview. "It performs well, and cleverly combines a browser, converter, and an image editor. GraphicConverter is a very helpful application." (9 Mar 2013)

Named an Editor's Choice by PCMagazine (26 Nov 2012), Version 9.5 has incorporated several new features to increase the power and improve the functionality of GraphicConverter including:

* QR code creation
* Ability to find QR code (OS X 10.10 or later)
* Motorola Theme File (MTF) import
* Ability to export embedded GIF and mp3 data with the context menu
* Automatic Enhancement function to Picture menu
* Ability to update preference panel
* MathPad text file import
* Optional decoding of tar/gzip archives to browser
* "Closed all saved documents" function
* Sort option preference for browsing of photostream
* Mark possible images of HDR series
* Ability to paste into selection
* Utilize QR code feature to sort into subfolder to browser context menu
* APNG import
* Option to select behavior after single item rename in browser
* Contrast and color measurement to caliper tool
* Tolerance to swap colors function
* Smart crop Applescript command
* Print preview dialog
* GPX creation added to GPS menu

In addition to its broad number of new options, GraphicConverter has made several significant updates to existing features within its popular image utility app. They are:

* Support for SIXEL files with binary introducer
* Updated Sparkle framework to current OS X release
* Improved inverse geotagging
* An option to use original format in operator
* "Inverse Geotagging" option added to edit IPTC information of opened image
* Ability to define print catalog image resolution
* Enhanced "New folder with selection" options
* Ability to sort by name/exif date option to HTML catalog creation
* Ability for next/previous image to use browser sorting
* Justify option to slideshow
* Line style added to line tool

"With over 1.5 million users worldwide, GraphicConverter is one of the most utilized professional programs on the market," says Thorsten Lemke, founder of Lemke Software GmbH. "Both amateur photographers and professional designers love its quality, vast array of features, and ease of use. They also appreciate that GraphicConverter is available on a trial basis with few restrictions and at your leisure until you decide to purchase. Version 9.5 is even a free update to Version 9.x customers.

"Offering everything you'd expect in an all-around image editing program, GraphicConverter has even impressed Apple, who included GraphicConverter as a pre-installed application on many of their computers. Our newest version continues the tradition of making GraphicConverter the best image utility tool for Macs."

Language Support:
* English, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish

Device Requirements:
* OS X 10.7 or later
* 1 GB

Pricing and Availability:
GraphicConverter 9.5 is only $39.95 (USD) and available worldwide through the Mac App Store (*) in the Photography category. It can also be directly purchased online from the Lemkesoft website. GraphicConverter 9.5 is a free update for all customers of version 9.x. Upgrades from older versions of GraphicConverter are available for $25.95 (USD). (*) The Mac App Store version will be available after the Apple approval process.

Based in Peine, Germany, Lemke Software GmbH is a developer and publisher of Macintosh software. Founded by Thorsten Lemke in 2002, the main focus and passion of Lemke Software is centered on the maintenance and further development of GraphicConverter. Lemke Software also develops individual solutions for special customer requirements. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Lemke Software GmbH. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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