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Lemke Releases GraphicConverter 5.1
By Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 12:19 EDT)

Lemkesoft has released version 5.1 of GraphicConverter, its image editing program for Mac OS X and Classic. Highlights of the new release include previews and icons with digicam downloads, invert selections, Applescript access to all Exif tags and improved compatibility with Photoshop plug-ins.

The shareware fee for GraphicConverter is $35 ($30 without CD delivery). The program imports about 175 graphic file formats and exports another 75 with display in a browser or slide show and support for batch image conversion and AppleScript.

The complete list of changes in Version 5.1 follows:

MacOS X version is now multiple language
unicode filename editing support added to the browser
picture information can now be scrolled in the browser
display of unicode filename (on MacOS X) much improved (browser, window title, menu items)
support for color table PNGs files with alpha color table added
folder reading and display speed of NFS and Windows XP volumes in the browser much improved
scroll weel works now in the preview window
cursor color in detail window is now selectable
selection will now show tool tips for the shortcuts
possible crop during printing at paper size fixed
download of photos from digital camera can now add preview and icon
compare applescript command returns now if the images are equal
possible temp file during catalog creation will now be deleted
support for import of old ega pcx files added
import of IPLab improved
possible crash during dicom import fixed
browser redraw issues fixed
corrupt resource parts will now be ignored during icon creation
download options from digital camera improved
incomplete color profiles will no longer be ingnored
option to open a preselected folder in the browser upon launch added
bug with entering February 29, 2004 as IPTC date fixed
redraw bug during erase/draw with icc profile fixed
invert works now with selections, too
folder item count display works now with unicode names, too
download some images support now command + a for selection of all files
bug during moving files with "#" char fixed
applescript command to access all EXIF items added
colorize function added
browser can now display the search results in a new window
browser e-mail supports now deletion of all metadata
move bug on classic fixed
glass blocks effect added
scroll bar issues in the browser fixed
file move bug on classic fixed
iptc toolwindow resized for smaller displays
tolerance for level effect is now adjustable
crash upon opening JPEGs with corrupt looping EXIF directories fixed
conversion to PDF works now from AppleScript calls, too
B key darkens now the slideshow
compatibility with Photoshop plug-ins improved
menu item in the aspect ratio popup for definition added
possible bug during scaling CMYK images by batch fixed
shortcut for rename in browser added
display error in IPTC window on classic fixed
web catalog adds now the filename to the subpages
support for import of 12 bit color table tiffs (4096 colors) added
batch conversion of movies to other formats will only ask now one time for the conversion settings
crop for photoservice allows now a double click for OK on the current selection
display quality of images with less than 8 bit in the slideshow improved
scanned images get now a number for each scan for easy savings
FITS -> TIFF conversion will now keep 16 bit grayscale
CMYK scitex images are now imported as CMYK (no longer as RGB)
possible crash during savings JPEGs with very large color profiles fixed
print folder will now set the correct page range in the print dialog
downloading of images from a digital camera will now longer overwrite double files (it adds now a number after the name)
ascii import improved (supports now grayscale)
display speed of GIF animation improved
HPGL import supports now multipage HPGL files
support for automatic rotation after download of images from digital camera added
other bug fixes and enhancements

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