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GraphicConverter 10

by Agen G. N. Schmitz

Lemkesoft’s GraphicConverter [1] — the “Swiss Army knife” of graphics programs that can import over 200 different graphic file formats and export almost 80 formats — has been updated to version 10. This major new release adds face recognition capabilities, a Collage feature, a Picture Package feature that simplifies printing multiple copies of an image on one sheet of paper, the capability to use grayscale pictures as custom brushes, simplified access to metadata like EXIF and IPTC, and support for converting Apple’s Live Photos format into an animated GIF. Amongst the vast number of additions and improvements, GraphicConverter 10 also improves LZW compression of TIFF images, adds a button to open custom fill patterns in the Pattern palette, enhances smart cropping in live previews, enhances the Shadow command, and adds a menu item for scaling images to Facebook sizes.

Priced at $39.95 from the Lemkesoft Web site, GraphicConverter 10 is available for $25.95 from the Mac App Store [2] through 30 June 2016. If you have a license for any previous version of GraphicConverter, you can upgrade to a version 10 single user license for $25.95 through the Lemkesoft Web site. ($39.95 new from Lemkesoft or the Mac App Store, $25.95 upgrade, 113 MB, release notes [3], 10.9+)

[1]: http://www.lemkesoft.de/en/products/graphicconverter/
[2]: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/graphicconverter-10/id1090470302?mt=12&at=10l5PW
[3]: https://www.lemkesoft.de/en/products/graphicconverter/overview-of-new-features-and-versions/