GraphicConverter 10 Adds Face Recognition, Live Photos, Collage, More

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[] Peine, Germany - Lemke Software GmbH today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of GraphicConverter 10, the major update to their popular image editing utility for Mac OS X. This "Swiss Army knife" of graphics programs offers users the ability to convert over 200 different graphic file formats into any of almost 80 graphic formats.

GraphicConverter has over 1.5 million users all over the world. The app makes it easy to work with almost any graphics format, from almost any source. GraphicConverter also fully supports Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, offering compatibility with the latest Macs.

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 and image capture 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
* Powerful functions for editing pictures
* Advanced effects and filters
* Plug-in architecture
* Color management with ColorSync and ICC profiles
* 3D image support
* Supports the latest technologies of the different Mac OS versions
* Multilingual (12 available languages)
* Image verifier
* Ability to browse local copies on cloud services like Dropbox, SkyDrive, Copy, Amazon Cloud and Google Drive

"While GraphicConverter has always been the ultimate graphics utility available for the Mac, I believe this latest version really tops them all," says Thorsten Lemke, founder of Lemke Software GmbH. "With the addition of incredible new features like Face Recognition, Collage Creation, Custom Brushes, and the ability to work with the Apple's new Live Photos file format, GraphicConverter 10 offers the most bang for the buck than any competing photo apps out there!"

GraphicConverter 10 brings a number of great new features to the app, main highlights include:

Face Recognition:
GraphicConverter now offers Face Recognition abilities to help users find photos of certain people in their photo album. This makes it easy for users who want to include everyone in their family when they print their family photos for a photo album. They can simply enter the names of people they want to add, and GraphicConverter finds photos that include the selected people, and displays the pictures in the Browser.

Putting together a collage of the best photos from a vacation is easy to do with the new Collage function. Simply select the desired image files in the GraphicConverter Browser and open the Collage window. That's where all the basic layout functions are found. It is so easy to use that even a child, (or even a computer-leery adult), could do it. That's a promise.

Picture Package:
Users who want to print several copies of a portrait or a passport photo on one sheet of paper will love the new Picture Package function. Just select a picture, open Picture Package, and it's time to print. This new feature is ridiculously simple to use. Plus, it even helps saves paper.

Custom Brushes:
Many GraphicConverter users have long requested this feature. Users can now use grayscale pictures as custom brushes when they paint with the brush. This professional tool will boost any user's creativity.

Users who work with metadata like EXIF and IPTC will love this new feature. GraphicConverter now offers simplified access to these functions. There's no need to use the context menu. Simply click the new menus with the camera and clipboard icons.

Apple Live Photos:
Users with an iPhone 6s are likely familiar with Apple's new Live Photos format, which offers a photo that includes a short three second movie showing the activity just before and just after when the photo was snapped. GraphicConverter 10 can now open Live Photos, with the movie portion intact. The app can then convert a Live Photo into an animated GIF, offering the ability to share the animation with others via email, or almost any social network.

The complete list of new features includes:
* Face detection
* Collage function
* Picture package function
* Select layers of PDFs from the layer menu
* Go to position in movie dialog
* Action to remove Finder Tags
* Reverse animation
* Append reversed animation to animation
* BLP export
* Auto Rotation to correct small rotations from the horizon
* Detects Apple Live Photos
* Convert Apple Live Photos to a GIF animation
* Photos extension
* RSR and RSRC from data fork import (support of many old resource types)
* Custom brush support
* Virtual rotation of files in the browser with the exif orientation tag
* File Info dialog inside browser: PageUp key does set the field to the content of the last edited file
* PGF import
* Convert animation to filmstrip
* Option to disable fullscreen support
* Smart cut
* Display of grid w/o snap
* Batch crop as percentage
* Optional display of ratio in browser
* Optional display of possible print quality in browser
* Function to extract mp4 cover art images
* Function to assign mp4 covert art images as custom icon
* APNG (Animated PNG) export
* Added "Movie to Animation conversion" options dialog
* Option change of folder in browser at the beginning/end of the file list with the cursor keys
* Option to open last/recent browsers automatically in flat view
* Added support for reading/writing XMP metadata in the browser to pdf, eps, ps, ai files
* New scaling algorithm: "Next Neighbour"
* Function to export the complete photos database to a flat folder structure
* Option to open only first frame of animated GIFs
* Basic BigTIFF import
* Sort files into subfolders by aspect ratio (browser context/action menu)
* Added function "Export Image Dimensions into dimensions.txt" file to convert and modify
* Function to check and correct the extensions of files in convert and modify
* Round rect effect
* Clear space function
* Context menu entry to enable/disable xmp pano viewer
* Opening of vcard (.vcf) images
* Batch function to scale large vcard images to max. 200 pixels
* Option to change default window position to centered
* Support for font faces in text palette
* Display of movie GPS data (if available) - requires 10.10 or later
* Torn edge effect
* Option to change parallax of red/cyan anaglyphs
* Batch creation from selection (context menu)
* Menu function to scale image to Facebook sizes
* Horizontal automatic correction (for grayscale scans)

Users love GraphicConverter:

"The slide show function alone has been a godsend to me. I have to handle about 6000 pictures a year for a high school yearbook and have found GC to be invaluable in sorting pictures." - Brian

"I've been using your program for years. I don't need to do all the things that Photoshop is designed to do, or the huge expense. Your program has done everything I need to do, and has been my go-to app for all manner of image adjustment that I require, and the low cost, along with all the free upgrades, is very meaningful to me. Thank you for this well designed app." - Ron

"Graphic Converter is almost the most useful application ever invented." - Sean Holland

In addition to the incredible list of brand new features, GraphicConverter 10 also offers users a huge number of updated features, they include:

* The option to enable/disable automatic color mode change upon saving of PNGs
* An option in slideshow to use a single color background color for the file path
* The option to display EXIF date below thumbs in the browser
* The LZW tiff export has been improved to offer higher performance
* Improved HP-GL/2 with RTL decoding
* The iptc/xmp/exif entries from the action submenu are now moved up for better accessibility
* The option to select color profile for new image
* Autocomplete of e-mail address has been added to the send e-mail dialog
* Option to delete automatically sidecar files in the browser und sideshow
* Optimized EXIF thumbnail creation after lossless JPEG rotation
* A button to open custom fill patterns in pattern palette
* Support for non-integer pen width (i.e. 1.4)
* Copy with soft edges much improved (alpha support)
* Enhanced smart crop with live preview
* PFM import will always import at 16 bit per channel
* Print catalog supports different colors for the first metadata line and the other ones
* Print catalog from browser uses selected browser sort order
* Page popup displays PDF page label (if it exists)
* Shadow command much enhanced
* Option to set pdf import resolution to highest contained picture resolution added
* Browser undo supports on volumes without versions support
* Create alias added to context menu in drop area of browser
* Option to select conversion priority in change color profile batch
* Complete deprecated QTKit code rewritten to use the new AVKit
* Color profile checking upon import
* CMYK profile name display in browser improved
* Multi scale supports scale to percentage
* Support for multiple underline styles added to text palette
* Updated links our website to use of https

"GraphicConverter 10 offers the largest and most comprehensive update to the app that I can recall. It offers an ease of use, along with a wealth of functions, that very few Mac graphic applications can offer," shares Lemke. "I am so excited to share this new update with our users. And as usual, we offer a 'try before you buy' fully-featured trial version for download, so anyone can try the app and see for themselves that it offers everything a user needs from a graphic editing utility, and without the high price of other applications!"

Language Support:
* English, Germany, French, Japanese, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Portuguese, Spanish, Danish, Swedish and Italian

System Requirements:
* Requires OS X 10.9 or higher
* 64-bit processor
* 85.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
GraphicConverter 10 is available for $25.95 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) until June 30, 2016, and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Graphics and Design category. It can also be directly purchased online from the Lemkesoft website for $39.95 USD. Users of the current version of GraphicConverter can upgrade at the Lemkesoft website for $25.95 USD. Review copies are available upon request.

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 2016 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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