Peine, Germany – Longtime Macintosh developer and publisher, Lemke Software GmbH today is pleased to announce GraphicConverter 8.5, an important update to its popular image utility for Mac OS X. GraphicConverter 8 has been completely rewritten and now supports 64-bit and 32-bit Intel-based Apple computers. The new GraphicConverter 8.5 is now able to take full advantage of the latest 64-bit systems, allowing you to work with larger files and in less time. Also, it does now add support for retina displays. Lemke Software offers this major new release to all existing Version 7.x and 8.x customers free-of-charge, and it is downloadable from the Updater within your application menu.

New features:
* Retina support added
* Added slideshow with find
* Added support for 16 bit per channel grayscale raw import
* Split red/green/blue batch added
* Added batch function to extract all used keywords to convert&modify
* Added option to disable indicator for unapplied xmp changes
* Added zoom support to slideshow with gesture
* Added dialog upon click of rotation indicator
* Added rating tool to image window toolbar
* Added option to open a browser with a default path upon launch
* Added option to use EXIF preview as browser thumbnail
* Added import of old picture clippings at 64 bit
* Added import support for some old StartupScreen variants
* Added editable number fields for display of slider values

Updated features:
* Exif creation does verify gps tags before export
* Keyword palette supports import of plain keywords list
* Next/previous icons do now use the last display scale for the new image
* Improved undo options
* Improved PhotoRaw options
* Find and replace colors are stored in the prefs
* Enhanced edit exif data dialog

Mac App Store Customers:
The GraphicConverter update is also a free download for all existing Version 7.x and 8.x customers, and available for purchase. The Mac App Store update/download will be available for download within the next weeks, based on average Apple app approval times.

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Lemke Software GmbH is a developer and publisher of Macintosh software since 1992. (C) 2012 Lemke Software GmbH, Peine – Germany. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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