Guess what? Extreme Makeover just paid a visit to one of the Mac’s best graphic apps. Gone is the ugly of 1997.
In place of the yesteryear look is a pretty interface for the Swiss Army Knife of Mac apps. GraphicConverter 7 got a facelift. It’s actually nice to look at and much easier to use. Not only is it still loaded with useful features, it’s actually faster and more powerful.
Out With The Old, In With The New
It’s no secret that we consider GraphicConverter one of the best values among Mac apps. The price tag is nominal and the feature list is extensive.
What’s the only problem with a Mac app that’s been around since last century?
It tends to look like something from the last century. GraphicConverter 7 changes that with a slick Cocoa-inspired interface.
Whoa! Check the Toolbar. You can actually figure out what the tool functions do. Check the left column. Browse through all your images wherever they are.
We’re on record as saying this about GraphicConverter—The Best Value In Mac Graphic Apps Has 1 Flaw.
The flaw? After a dozen years of bolting on feature after feature, GraphicConverter had become a Frankenstein-like interface monster. A mess of stacked menus and buried features.
Out with the old, in with the new.
GraphicConverter 7 looks and feels like a Mac app worthy of the 21st century. See the familiar charcoal floating palette of tools? Extreme makeovers work wonders on Mac apps, too.
Navigation is clean and elegant and logical. This is especially so for new users. Long time Graphic Converter users will need to figure out where everything went.
Even Preferences have been revamped to make it easier to changes specific settings.
Clicking the Options button brings a pop up window loaded with functions.
Clicking the Adjust button embeds more tools right next to the image. For example, slider bars for color values.
There’s an entirely new window and interface to handle multiple file conversions, a GC specialty.
Images in the GraphicConverter 7 browser can be viewed with a smooth, step-less, zooming view function—no more 125%, 200%, 300% views.
It’s just like zooming around in iPhoto (which also shows up in the Browser).
There’s added support for multiple processors so chewing through graphic filters and file format conversions is faster than ever.
What else could you want? Graphic Converter 7 comes with improved performance, better looks, more features, modest price tag.
Our last look at GC revealed one basic flaw. That’s gone in version 7.