Lemke Software Announces Major Update to Award-Winning GraphicConverter

in Image Editing (E)

[prMac.com] Peine, Germany - Longtime Macintosh developer and publisher, Lemke Software GmbH today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of GraphicConverter 9.3, a major update to its award-winning image utility for Mac OS X. Named an Editor's Choice by PCMagazine (26 Nov 2012) and with over 1.5 million users worldwide, GraphicConverter is an all-purpose, universal image editing program that features image conversion from more than 200 graphic file formats into almost 80 different file formats.

"For basic graphic manipulations (and some quite sophisticated ones, too) that don't require Photoshop, but that are beyond Apple's intro-level apps, there's really nothing that beats GraphicConverter," says Edward Mendelson of PCMagazine. "(GraphicConverter is) the best consumer-level graphic editor and manager for OS X." (27 Jan 2014)

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

"Thanks to a revamped interface plus some powerful and accessible features, GraphicConverter is a solid photo application for managing, converting and editing your pictures," reports Nick Mead of Softonic (16 Jan 2013).

Version 9.3 includes a host of new features to improve functionality and the power of this popular image editing software. GraphicConverter now includes:
* Option to record mouse clicks
* Ability to export keyword palette entries as text files
* Support for world map coordinate display
* Option to apply browser extension filter to folders
* Lossy PNG export
* Tritan colorblindness simulation
* Change color usage dynamically function
* Concat function for all open images
* Lens Correction effect
* Browse Flat menu item
* Gradient Intensity effect
* Edges effect
* Ability to set the foreground color to the complementary color

"GraphicConverter is the universal tool for browsing, enhancing and converting images and for creating catalogs for the Web or for printing," reports the Daily App Show. "(GraphicConverter) has a lot of fun and functionality from right within (the) program." (23 Jan 2012)

In addition to correcting bugs, GraphicConverter 9.3 has updated and improved several of its features. In addition to updating the speed of its browser, GraphicConverter now provides:
* Alpha channel support to multi-crop
* Option to select PDF import library
* Improved case change options in rename dialog
* Support for saving of grayscale images with alpha channel in PNG format
* Improved error handling in Applescript 'covert file' command
* Browser info pane that remembers last selected tab
* Improved save for web dialog
* Improved Apple icon set export
* Added replace with transparency to find and replace colors dialog
* Ability to repeat slideshow once by pressing option/alt key plus right arrow key during display of last slide
* Checkbox to disable 1 bit BMP optimization upon save
* Updated IPTC info in browser
* Automatic inversion of scanned color negatives in DNG format from Vuescan
* F-number change to add/edit exif dialog
* Ability to modify directly by clicking on the rating/label in an open picture toolbar

"GraphicConverter is a universal image editing program used by more than 1.5 million loyal users worldwide - from amateur photographers to professional designers," says Thorsten Lemke, founder of Lemke Software GmbH. "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. This program has even impressed Apple, who included GraphicConverter as a pre-installed application on many of their computers."

He adds, "GraphicConverter is one of the most used and loved professional programs on the shareware market. Naturally, much of GraphicConverter's success is based on its quality and vast array of features. However, one of the best parts of GraphicConverter is that you can try it with few restrictions and at your leisure, until you decide to purchase."

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
* 220 MB

Pricing and Availability:
GraphicConverter 9.3 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 9.3 is a free update for all customers of version 9.x.

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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