GraphicConverter for Mac

GraphicConverter for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 98 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.1.76
  • Total Downloads:
    391,519
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 06, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (The trial version has a short startup delay and a nag-screen during the batch conversion.); $34.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    158.88MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    124
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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True to its name, this popular and affordable app's main functionality is converting graphic files--importing from some 200 formats and exporting to about 80 at last count, with a tremendously time-saving batch processor thrown in for good measure. But GraphicConverter also proves invaluable as a high-speed image editor that lets you quickly browse, resize, sharpen, adjust color, and optimize for the Web, all at a price that makes commercial packages blush.

GraphicConverter's interface hasn't quite kept up with its ever-growing feature set (and many of its most useful features can be accessed outside of the app anyway, through contextual menus), but what this app lacks in simplicity it more than makes up for with copious features. The app also includes extensive documentation, and the program's uber-diligent programmer (whom even Apple has called "one of the most conscientious developers in the shareware universe") provides frequent fixes and updates. Recent changes have included the ability to view images in a "digital light room" browser mode, a completely rewritten backend for support of 64-bit, added support for large images with more than 16,000 X 16,000 pixels, and many more fixes and minor feature enhancements.

If you're looking for a low-cost way to make quick edits to images or batch convert to other formats, this app is a no-brainer for Mac.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Use this 99.99% of the time"

October 07, 2010  |  By macdad614

 |  Version: GraphicConverter 7.0.1.76

Pros

Quick and easy to use. Easy to edit my photos.

Cons

Versions for Intel Macs had a smudge tool that pixelated the area I was trying to smooth, so I use version 5.9.5, the last one for PPC. I'll have to see how version 7 performs.

Summary

Previously (with VersionTracker), selecting the software title for GC would send me to the developer's site where I could download the appropriate version.
Also, printing a pdf of this page creates 8 pages when it should be 3 pages. The title does not include the version number of this product. Is that true for all software downloads using CNET?
Why is the Review sixteen months old? This review is not a review of this particular version. VT handled this aspect of new software better.

The problem with the smudge tool may have (finally) been fixed in this version (7.0.1.76). Clicking on an area once will cause pixels in the area to blend / smooth in version 5.9.5, but in versions for Intel Macs, doing this will cause the area to become more pixelated instead of blending the pixels together. That has been the main problem. Brushes for painting has been another. But, compared to Photoshop, the price is right.

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5 stars

"Best version yet: the logical tool for digital photos."

November 03, 2010  |  By Mr Reynolds--2008

 |  Version: GraphicConverter 7.0.1.76

Pros

1. most reasonably priced
2. best known support of any digital photo editor on Earth
3. most frequently improved
4. about the best user interface; much easier
5. provides more detailed EXIF and EXIFTool information than any other digital photo editor

Cons

1. enlarging image in browser to 100% is a little more complicated than before--so it is not too easy to discard out-of-focus or very slightly blurred images in a "first pass"
2. option to "trash" images must be manually added to the toolbar

Summary

I have been using GraphicConverter now for many years, but as I am not as smart as Dr. Lemke, I have not been able to use it with the facility of a graphics professional. I have become quite handy with the latest manifestation of iPhoto, and I am enjoying a learning curve with Nikon's Capture NX 2 for some serious but minor editing tasks. I have used and abandoned several image editing/printing applications over the years, including Adobe PhotoShop Elements, Camedia Master, Olympus Master 2, Film Factory. Yes, all of these still clog up my hard drive, as I can't bring myself to throw away anything I have paid for. But they all live in a folder entitled "Unused Applications."

GraphicConverter, however, has always been in my Applications folder and on my Dashboard, from as far back as I can remember: and that is because it has always given me much more than my money's worth in the ability to examine and edit my digital photographs. Every thing about it works, and in my opinion in this latest version everything is much more readily accessible to the photographer than ever before. Everything, including the customer, has limitations, and I have been very forgiving with many applications over the years. But to my mind GraphicConverter has been the most dependable and utile application I have ever purchased at any price, and all I can say to Dr. Thorsten Lemke is, "Thank you again!"

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5 stars

"One of my must have programs"

November 01, 2010  |  By MartinGay11

 |  Version: GraphicConverter 7.0.1.76

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

Nothing of consequence.

Summary

Able to use for all types of graphic conversions

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5 stars

"Great product Great support from Lemke"

October 30, 2010  |  By louisberg

 |  Version: GraphicConverter 7.0.1.76

Pros

Very modern and clean interface Low cost Good support

Cons

Nothing so far

Summary

Bought this version without even trying because I trust the author. He does not ask any money for updates. I knew this would be a great product and it is. Price is very low compared to usefullness when browsing pictures. I have yet to find a similar product on PC. Interface is simple and intuitive.

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5 stars

"GraphicConverter for all graphics conversion needs"

October 18, 2010  |  By dcblack_dotmac

 |  Version: GraphicConverter 7.0.1.76

Pros

This app consistently works and is constantly upgraded and improved. I've used it for decades...or least since it was first released. Great!

Cons

Application size continues to grow. It may have a bit of featuritis.

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5 stars

"Characteristic, improvement from Graphic Converter."

October 14, 2010  |  By kage-uk

 |  Version: GraphicConverter 7.0.1.76

Pros

We worry about change, and really miss the original icon.
But as expected from GC, very little change in actual user procedures.
GC improvements in ?7.0+? will require a very short learning period.
Otherwise, for our uses to date, GC is perfect.

Cons

GC is far too Professional.
No Cons, nothing to date, or ever expected.

Summary

For Donkeys Years, GC, was a free program, yet was thankfully, improved, and users upgraded, almost weekly.
After many, many years, GC is still our first choice, and used virtually every day, only using Photoshop rarely, and reluctantly, and if absolutely necessary.
GC is one of very few programmers, that KAGE totally trust, therefore accept that GC feel the need, to create a new foundation, on which the GC program can be improved, for our future needs.
Many thanks, and every best wish for the GC future. KG....

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5 stars

"Decent product for many many years"

October 13, 2010  |  By cassiopeianld

 |  Version: GraphicConverter 7.0.1.76

Pros

price-performance

Cons

too few filers/tools

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1 stars

"DMG not recognised."

October 09, 2010  |  By Ceancord

 |  Version: GraphicConverter 7.0.1.76

Pros

Nothing of this version.

Cons

The disk image could not be recognised by this iMac.

Summary

as above.

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4 stars

"very good program"

October 08, 2010  |  By jtaiv

 |  Version: GraphicConverter 7.0.1.76

Pros

helps with jpeg pictures and converts others to jpeg format

Cons

Too muc preferences

Summary

Needed for working with photos

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5 stars

"great image manip"

October 08, 2010  |  By SeaWolfCuracao

 |  Version: GraphicConverter 7.0.1.76

Pros

very easy to use

Cons

no problems for what I do with it

Summary

I have been using GC since it was released and will continue to use it. I has a price advantage over PS, and is just as good.

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4 stars

"Always improving"

October 08, 2010  |  By EarlyAdopter

 |  Version: GraphicConverter 7.0.1.76

Pros

Feature-rich, garbage-free. Constantly growing and improving.

Cons

Hard to fault on any aspect.

Summary

I have been a GC user since its earliest versions, when Herr Lemke was still a teenager. If the program lacks a feature, watch for the next update and it will probably appear. This is an amazing application, built without the overhead of a huge corporate entity and the attendant baggage that can bring.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Lemke Software
Publisher web site http://www.lemkesoft.com
Release Date October 06, 2010
Date Added October 06, 2010
Version 7.0.1.76
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 158.88MB
File Name gc9_build2045.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 391,519
Downloads Last Week 124
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations The trial version has a short startup delay and a nag-screen during the batch conversion.
Price $34.95

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