GraphicConverter updated to 8.5, adds Retina support, other features

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Date: Friday, December 28th, 2012, 09:41
Category: News, Software

A nifty chunk of shareware just got better.

On Friday, Thorsten Lemke’s seminal graphics conversion and editing app GraphicConverter reached version 8.5. The new version, a 153.8 megabyte download, added the following fixes and changes:

New features:
– Retina support added.
– 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.
– Added slideshow with find.

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.

Bug fixes:
– Fixed performance issue after resolution change without resample.
– Added a workaround for a possible issue during keyword change of JPGs on server volumes with 10.7.x.
– Fixed a bug during applying batch settings during html catalog creation.
– Fixed a bug in multipage pdf to tiff conversion.
– Fixed a bug in replace dialog of non image files.
– Fixed a possible memory leak in the slideshow.
– Fixed a bug with the index display in the find and replace dialog.
– Fixed a bug in setting the catalog/picture format.
– Fixed a display issue on 10.6.8.
– Fixed possible crash during import of corrupt WPG file.
– Fixed a bug in JPS to MPO conversion.
– Fixed a bug in flat view.
– Fixed a bug with change of extension if the filename uses dots.

GraphicConverter 8.5 retails for US$39.95 and requires an Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later to install and run.

If you’ve tried the new version and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.

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