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Do you have a graphic image in some format that you need in some other format? Then you probably need GraphicConverter. Its list of supported formats is way too long to list here, but it can handle just about anything you throw at it. You can also use GraphicConverter to create animated GIFs and do basic image editing.

The real power, though, comes when you need to convert hundreds of images and do something to them at the same time. For example, convert them all to grayscale while reducing their size to 640x480 and applying a sharpen filter. In its batch mode (registered users only), GraphicConverter can make this a simple drag and drop operation.

I use Photoshop Elements when I need to create a graphic from scratch, but I still spend a fair bit of time with GraphicConverter for managing my existing collection of images and web graphics. The ability to handle a huge number of iamge formats and its powerful batch processing mode have earned GraphicConverter a spot in the Hall of Fame.
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Authored by: shimage on Mar 16, '04 05:41:53PM

For those of us that are frugal (not so many, I suppose, among the Mac crowd), there's the (mostly) command-line program imagemagick, which is open source--and therefore free. I'll mention that it's on Fink, even though you probably already know about imagemagick if you're using Fink. It has a number of manipulation and transformation filters, and since it's the command-line, it does batch processing by default. It supports an absurd number of graphics formats, though not quite as many as GraphicConverter (I think... I didn't actually count the number of supported formats. It definitely doesn't support proprietary stuff like lwf).

There is also a gui called 'display,' but I don't believe it lends well to batch processing.



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