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GraphicConverter 9.0.2

by Agen G. N. Schmitz

Lemkesoft released version 9.0 of the venerable GraphicConverter [1] in late 2013 featuring full compatibility with OS X 10.9 Mavericks and several new features. With the new non-destructive Cocooner editing mode, you can modify an image while keeping the original image data unchanged, plus export the altered image to all of GraphicConverter’s supported formats. Version 9 also adds the capability to undo file and folder operations in the app’s browser. Because it now requires 10.7 Lion, GraphicConverter has split into two Mac App Store editions — the original GraphicConverter title (at version 8.8.2 and still available for users running 10.6.8 Snow Leopard) and the new GraphicConverter 9 [3]. Both are available for $39.99 each.

Ringing in 2014, version 9.0.2 of the graphic conversion and editing utility adds a number of improvements, including filtering images in Cocooner mode by rating and label, importing .snagproj files, browsing SkyDrive and Cloud Drive, and merging or copying images into a PDF from Convert & Modify. The update also now sorts files in the browser by order of EXIF, IPTC, and file date, and adds separate Back and Forward menu commands in the browser. ($39.95 new from the Lemkesoft Web site or from the Mac App Store, 202 MB, release notes [4]).

[1]: http://www.lemkesoft.de/en/products/graphic-converter/
[2]: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/graphicconverter/id408364640?mt=12&at=10l5PW
[3]: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/graphicconverter-9/id736099092?mt=12&at=10l5PW
[4]: http://www.lemkesoft.org/files/graphicconverter/notes/1528.html