GC is often compared to a Swiss army knife. I think that makes sense. It does nothing really well. The user interface is so confusing that you need to buy and download a pdf-tutorial to find your way. Some very simple tasks have awkward workflows. (Ever tried to save a losslessly cropped JPG?)
But then, like the famous Swiss army knife, it can do A LOT of things. Manipulate EXIF and IPTC data, losslessly change the resolution of a file, add borders to a picture, rename files, create icon previews for the finder, correct white balance, add text, sharpen, ...
The most useful feature is batch conversion of files. Batch commands are easy to define. Then select a few file in the image browser, click a button, and you'll have your images resized, sharpened, framed and saved with a given filesize. (Great for Flickr.)
In the Windows World you might compare it to ACDSee or PaintShop Pro. However GraphicConverter's feature set is quite unique. GC is neither an image editor nor an image database. It's an image "converter" with many additional bells and whistles, for very little money.
GC is also great as an addition to Photoshop. (If you can afford Photoshop, the few bucks for GC don't matter.) You'll find that many of these occasional tasks are faster in GC.
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