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GraphicConverter Update Adds Useful Image Editing Features

Lemke Software GmbH announces the release of GraphicConverter 11.2, an important update to their popular image editing utility for macOS. The utility, which has been hailed by users as the “Swiss Army Knife” of image editing applications, can convert any of 200+ graphic file formats into any of 90+ other graphic formats.

 

 

Version 11.2 brings a large number of new and updated features, along with bug fixes and performance enhancements. New features include a Live Unskew effect, Dehaze filter, Bulging Eyes filter, and numerous other new and updated features, as well as bug fixes and performance improvements.

 

“GraphicConverter 11.2 represents just the latest in a continuing cycle of improvements to the GraphicConverter app. We strive to continually add new and improved features that both novice and well-experienced users will appreciate and find useful,” says Thorsten Lemke, founder of Lemke Software GmbH. “We take pride that GraphicConverter has always been simple enough for novice users, while offering powerful features that graphics professionals will appreciate.”

 

Features:

  • Filter External Services
  • Apple II Single/Double HiRes import
  • Browse Nextcloud, Synology Drive and pCloud
  • Faces menu: rebuild database
  • Faces menu: add faces from already tagged images (i.e. images from Picasa)
  • XMP/IPTC menu: copy part of filename to title
  • Preferences General Window Content: option to increase custom pattern display size
  • Edit menu: Crop with last values
  • Edit menu: Crop all open images with last crop values (appears only with pressed shift key)
  • File menu: New: New image from clipboard with name
  • Filter menu: Dehaze with Color
  • Effects menu: Live Unskew
  • Faces menu: Bulging Eyes

 

Updated features:

  • Slideshow with Find: additional filter orientation
  • Improved File menu
  • Improved Browser context menu
  • Modernized saving (removed a lot of old file manager calls)
  • Log processed file option for batch conversion
  • Progress during resample and rasterize PDF
  • PICT import tries to import JPEG datastream directly
  • Improved browser context menu item order
  • Improved File menu item order
  • Browser context menu in thumbnail area: show submenu supports storing of settings
  • Picture/curves: added reset all button
  • Improved missing profil action
  • ExifTool
  • Slideshow option-o opens image defined Open With app
  • Image window: scale toolbar icon
  • Edit menu optimized
  • Improved speed of slideshow file list reading for large slideshows
  • Added progress dialog to slideshow file reading for large lists
  • Added histogram to raw developer
  • Added note before opening PICTs on macOS 10.15.4 or later

 

GraphicConverter 11.2 continues the long-standing tradition of offering macOS users the most powerful way to edit and manage images on the Mac. Users can use the app to capture, import, convert, edit and export images. The app can import images directly from cameras, even in the RAW format. Other features include powerful slideshow abilities, support for AppleScript, powerful batch image processing features, image catalog generation, and so much more.

 

While Lemke Software takes pride in the continual addition of new features and enhancements in every new version of GraphicConverter, it also strives to keep the app a simple to use utility that will allow new users to quickly and efficiently import, convert, and edit their images.

 

“We continue to offer a trial version of GraphicConverter, as we believe it is important for users to be able to try the app with no risk of any kind,” continues Thorsten. “If users have any questions or have any suggestions on how to improve the app, we encourage them to drop us an email and share their thoughts.”

 

GraphicConverter 11.2 is only $39.95 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Photography category. It can also be directly purchased online from the Lemkesoft website. Upgrades from older versions of GraphicConverter are available for $25.95 USD. The upgrade is free for all customers of version 11.0.

Pixelmator Photo Update Includes iPadOS Trackpad and Mouse Support

The Pixelmator Team releases Pixelmator Photo 1.2, an update to the powerful photo editor designed exclusively for iPad. This update introduces support for editing photos using a Magic Keyboard, trackpad, or mouse, lets you work in Pixelmator Photo and any other app side by side using Split View, adds a way to match the look and style of different photos using machine learning, and includes more.

 

 

“Support for editing photos using a Magic Keyboard, trackpad, or mouse brings an all-new and more precise way to work in Pixelmator Photo,” said Tomas Andrijauskas, the lead developer of Pixelmator Photo. “And we couldn’t be more excited about giving our users even more options for getting the best out of their photos on iPad.”

 

Magic Keyboard, trackpad, and mouse supports adds a way to get the best out of your photos using Pixelmator Photo on iPad. All new cursor allows you to edit your photos with even more precision than ever before. And the cursor elegantly adapts its shape when you’re hovering over buttons or using certain tools, turning into a brush when using the Repair tool or displaying resizing and panning arrows when using the Crop tool. So you have just the tool you need, just when you need it.

 

Support for Split View lets you use Pixelmator Photo and any other app side so you can be more productive as you edit your photos. Slide Over is also supported, so you can always keep Pixelmator Photo ready, whenever you want to start editing.

 

This version of Pixelmator Photo also adds the Core ML-powered ML Match Colors feature, which lets you instantly match the style of one photo to another. Using a machine learning algorithm trained on 20 million professional photos, ML Match Colors analyzes the contents of both the source and target photo to identify any objects, detects their colors and lighting, and applies a range of color adjustments to the target photo. 37 individual adjustments in total, such as Brightness, Shadows, Highlights, White Balance, and Selective Color, are used for color matching to deliver stunning results.

 

The update adds a number of additional features and improvements. The all-new Recents color adjustments collection contains the color adjustment settings from 5 of your most recently edited photos. An Intensity slider introduces a way to adjust the intensity of color adjustments and presets. And you can now copy and paste adjustments between different photos much more easily.

 

Pixelmator Photo 1.2 is available from the App Store as a free update for existing users or for $4.99 (USD) for new customers. Pixelmator Photo requires iOS 11 or later and a compatible iPad.

64BitApps Updates PicConvert for macOS

64BitApps announces the release of PicConvert v.1.2, for Mac that allows users to batch convert, resize and rename their photos with ease. Users will be able to batch convert their photos and RAW image files to various image formats including JPG, JPEG, JPE, JP2, JPX, PNG, TIFF, TIF, GIF, BMP and even newer formats like HEIC or HEIF. Users will be able to change the image quality for the JPG, JPEG, JPE, JP2 and JPX formats. PicConvert also allows users to rename their photos in batch mode so they can be identified more easily at a later time. You can also opt to keep the EXIF information of the original image files.

 

 

With PicConvert,  users will also have to possibility to batch resize their photos using either percents or pixels with the option of keeping the original aspect ratio or not. You can also select which of the two dimensions will be considered the width of the photo so that both portrait and landscape images will be resized correctly. PicConvert displays the output size of each image so that users can have a clear view of the result before starting the processing session.

 

Version 1.2 brings to the table a brand new user interface which now offers support for Dark Mode in macOS Mojave and later, the option to open all the compatible image files directly into the app using the Open With option from the macOS contextual menu and support for the HEIC, HEIF and RAW image formats.

 

PicConvert is priced at $2.99 (USD) and can be purchased from the Mac App Store and from 64BitApps online. More information about this app can be found at 64BitApps.

Pixelmator Pro 1.6 Magenta Major Update

The Pixelmator Team releases Pixelmator Pro 1.6, codenamed Magenta, an update to the award-winning Mac image editor designed to make powerful professional tools accessible to everyday users. It adds an all-new, beautiful, and easy-to-use color picker, includes the ability to quickly choose colors using hex color codes, makes it possible to select multiple objects by simply dragging over them, improves performance and a whole lot more.

 

 

“Combining powerful image editing tools with unmatched ease of use is at the core of everything we do,” said Monika Perlikovskiene, the lead designer of Pixelmator Pro. “And this update to Pixelmator Pro stays true to that goal with the beautiful new color picker, which makes it easier than ever to choose and manage colors.”

 

The color picker in this app has everything you need for choosing colors, whether you’re working on a photo, illustration, digital painting, or graphic design. With the most important tools and features – hue, saturation, and lightness controls, hex and RGB color codes, and color swatches – all in one place, the new color picker is incredibly easy to use, no matter if you’re just starting out with image editing or you’re a seasoned pro.

 

This update adds a number of new features to make image editing more convenient and fun. It is now possible to quickly select multiple objects by dragging over them on the canvas, making it much easier to move and place layers in all kinds of designs and illustrations. And thanks to the Replace Fonts feature, any time you open an image that contains fonts that are not available on your Mac, you’ll be able to identify and replace those fonts in a snap.

 

Along with these changes, Pixelmator Pro 1.6 Magenta brings some significant performance improvements, adds the ability to more easily see RGB color codes, includes a way to view recently used fonts, and features many other improvements and fixes.

 

Pixelmator Pro 1.6 Magenta is available today from the Mac App Store. It is free for existing users and $39.99 (USD) for new customers. Pixelmator Pro requires macOS High Sierra or later and a Metal-compatible graphics card. Full system requirements and more information on Pixelmator Pro can be found online.

GraphicConverter Update Adds Image Editing Features

Lemke Software GmbH announces the release of GraphicConverter 11.1.3, an update to their popular image editing utility for macOS. The utility, considered by many as the “Swiss Army Knife” of image editing applications, can convert any of over 200 graphic file formats into any of over 90 other graphic formats.

 

 

This version 11.1.3 includes native 64 bit pcd import, plus code support, menu item for showing embedded sub images and as well as a selection of bug fixes and performance improvements.

 

“GraphicConverter 11.1.3 continues our tradition of continual improvement of GraphicConverter, as we work to add new features and make performance improvements that both new and long-time users will appreciate and find useful,” says Thorsten Lemke, founder of Lemke Software GmbH. “While we continue to work to improve the application, we also strive to keep things simple enough for even novice users.”

 

New Features:

  • Convert & modify: function rasterize PDF
  • Preferences convert/export IPTC
  • Preferences open/dds
  • Native 64 bit PCD import without usage of a helper application
  • Copy video dates to matching videos in destination folder
  • Batch action: add/remove margin with percentage
  • Browser: export of summary as CSV
  • Menu edit/copy/copy GPS as plus code
  • Menu file/new/items to create a new image from Exif preview, FLIR data and depth data (if that data exists)

 

Updated Features Include:

  • Prefs open/metadata: sorting of keywords, persons, categories can be enabled/disabled
  • Browser drop area context menu: show in browser
  • Enhanced xpm import and export (support of more colors)
  • Prefs browser/library: option for choosing original or modified images in the media library
  • Save as options tiff: option for disabling multipage support
  • Icon set export supports new iOS sizes
  • Updated localizations
  • Map display remembers display kind
  • Improved Exif export
  • Reverse geocoding sets the xmp location to the complete result
  • Equalizer dialog supports storage of settings
  • Notification dialog before saving password protected PDFs
  • Support for move folders in drop area
  • Browser: gps support for pdf documents
  • Find duplicates: added delete both button
  • ExifTool, libDynaPDF
  • Added plus code support to summary tab in the browser
  • Resample pdf convert and modify function
  • Tiff import supports float16 encoding
  • Slideshow: shorten filename option
  • Convert & modify:concat supports selected of color mode
  • Bug fixes

 

GraphicConverter offer users the best method of editing images on the Mac. The app’s editing features can be used to capture, import, convert, and export images. In addition, the app offers powerful slideshow capabilities, the ability to import images directly from cameras (even in the RAW format). GraphicConverter also offers powerful batch processing features, support for AppleScript, catalog generation, and much more.

 

GraphicConverter 11.1.3’s new enhancements provide even more powerful image editing and enhancement features than ever before. However, the app continues to be simple enough to use for even new users to dive right in, quickly and efficiently editing their images.

 

“We encourage Mac users to download the trial version of GraphicConverter and give it a try. We’re sure once they try the app that they’ll find out that it’s perfect for any graphic editor’s needs,” continues Thorsten. “We also look forward to hearing how photographers, both pro and amateur use our app. If they have any suggestions for the app, we urge them to email us and share them.”

 

GraphicConverter 11.1.3 is only $39.95 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Photography category. It can also be directly purchased online from the Lemkesoft website. Upgrades from older versions of GraphicConverter are available for $25.95 USD.

Updated LinkOptimizer Can Sharpen All Layers In Photoshop

Zevrix Solutions releases LinkOptimizer 5.4.10, an update to  workflow automation tool for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks and allows users to reduce the size of InDesign links, save processing time, and reduce production costs.

 

 

This version can sharpen all image layers in Photoshop automatically without having to merge layers first in order to sharpen the entire image. It will only sharpen the relevant pixel layers while ignoring adjustment and fill layers. In addition, the update fixes an error that could happen when analyzing InDesign documents with Illustrator and PDF links, improves memory management, and removed the redundant option to run the app in full screen mode.

 

“This is the best extension I ever purchased for any design app,” says Wayne Guy of Edge Graphics in Van Nuys, California. “It saves hours of time, tediously replacing linked images, resizing and batch processing. If you’re a designer or production artist that works with large inDesign files with lots of images, like catalogs or magazines, you need this.”

 

LinkOptimizer works with Photoshop to reduce InDesign link size, convert image formats, and perform essential image adjustments.

 

Users can:

  • Optimize batches of InDesign files and books
  • Scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign
  • Convert RGB images to CMYK
  • Change their resolution to 300 dpi
  • Resave PSD files as TIFF
  • Run a Photoshop action on each image

 

At the end of processing, it reimports images to InDesign at 100% in their precise position. As a result, users can save gigabytes of disk space, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing.

 

LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for $259.95 USD (Light version: $179.95) as well as from Adobe Exchange and authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 5.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions.

64BitApps Updates Image Crop for macOS

64BitApps announces the release of Image Crop v.1.3.1, an app for Mac that allows users to batch crop, convert and rename their photos with ease.

 

With this version, user’s will be able to crop, convert and rename large batches of images in a single processing session. The crop area can be defined using either pixels or percents and its origin coordinates can be adjusted to be relative to any of the four corners of the photo for greater flexibility and customisation. Image Crop also allows users to automatically crop their pictures to a predefined or custom defined aspect ratio so that they can easily adjust their content to various screen sizes.

 

Users can also convert their cropped images to various image formats including JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF and even newer formats like HEIC or HEIF. Image Crop also allows users to rename their photos in batch mode so they can be identified more easily at a later time. Users can also opt to keep the EXIF information of the original image files.

 

This version of Image Crop brings to the table a brand new user interface which now offers support for Dark Mode in macOS Mojave and later, the option to automatically crop your photos to a custom aspect ratio and support for the HEIC and HEIF image formats.

 

Image Crop is priced at $3.99 (USD) and can be purchased from the Mac App Store and from 64BitApps online.

64BitApps Releases New Version of Image Cleaner for macOS

64BitApps announces the release of Image Cleaner v.1.2, a Mac app that allows users to remove the duplicate or similar images from their hard drive in order to free up space. It can scan a set of user selected folders or the Photos library for duplicate or similar image files. The user can adjust the similarity of the images that will be considered duplicates and the image formats which will be included in the scan.

 

 

Image Cleaner uses an advanced detection algorithm that will find all the similar image files from the chosen locations quickly and with a high degree of accuracy. After all the similar images are found they are displayed in groups so you can easily preview them and select the ones that need to be removed. The user can automatically select the image files that will be deleted based on their file size.

 

Image Cleaner’s new version brings to the table a brand new user interface which now offers resizable windows, larger previews and support for Dark Mode in macOS Mojave and later and a more user-friendly and streamlined experience when removing duplicate images from the Photos library.

 

Image Cleaner is priced at $4.99 (USD) and can be purchased from the Mac App Store and from 64BitApps online. More information about this app and the features it offers can be found at 64BitApps.