Thorsten Lemke on Wednesday published an update to
GraphicConverter, his utility for manipulating digital images and converting them between different formats. Version 5.5 offers such new features as a function for smudging and blurring pictures, a keyword window, the ability to undo up to 40 steps, a brightness and contrast function, added import capabilities and more. GraphicConverter 5.5 also improves photo RAW import, 16- and 12-bit grayscale TIFF import, UTF8 handling in XMP records and more. This is a free update for current users — the full software is US$30 as a download or $35 delivered on CD and it requires Mac OS X v10.1.