GraphicConverter 8.5.3: A Mac App Store First Update
Though Lemke Software’s GraphicConverter has been available on the Mac App Store for some time, updates have generally been made available on the website first. That has changed with the release GraphicConverter 8.5.3, a move likely designed to gently nudge adoption of the paid version.
Yes, the world is changing. Lemke Software has released GraphicConverter 8.5.3 (Mac App Store, $38.99), which delivers the following tweaks, features and, one assumes, fixes:
• added option to geotag from map view
• added search field to map view
• added “Copy EXIF Tags to IPTC Caption” feature
• added option to open folder in new browser
• added option to use cursor left/right without command for image change
• added option to use default display behaviour for zoom/scale after image change
• added option to clear recent files and browsers list upon quitting
• added batch support for image catalog creation
• added framerate option to picture to movie conversion
• added separate iptc window as option to the browser
• added option to define overlap printing width
• added In-App purchase options for Xe847 and PureCarbon
As of this writing, GraphicConverter 8.5.1 is the most recent version listed on the Lemke Soft site. Again, it would seem the company is trying push folks to get the Mac App Store (average 4.5 star rating) version, which is cool because people must to eat, kids need shoes, etc.
For what it’s worth GraphicConverter has been a shareware app since 1992 (Wikipedia). Lemke Soft dabbled with selling this app through Amazon, where you can still purchase a universal binary version (six in stock @ $62.67).