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Photo Mechanic Version 5

Get up to date with our latest version of Photo Mechanic. Why upgrade, you ask? These are the top 5 reasons:

  1. Get full compatibility with the latest version of Mac OS X* If you have a new Mac, you’ll definitely need Photo Mechanic Version 5.

  2. Start ingesting photos as soon as you plug in a memory card with the new Auto Ingest feature.

  3. Take advantage of dozens of new IPTC/XMP fields that are now available. Customize the order, label, and visibility of each one.

  4. Save IPTC info, upload file, and move to the next – all with one click!

  5. Keep a Preview window open while you continue to browse a contact sheet.

Latest Build Release Notes

Version 5.0 Build 16299
February 12, 2015

• PM will default to the system’s GMT delta for photos if your PMDebug.txt file has the symbol “ALWAYS_WRITE_TIME_ZONE” turned ON; otherwise PM will only write a GMT delta if the world time data can be found in the Exif maker note (for Nikon and Canon only). To add this flag, create a plain text file named PMDebug.txt in Photo Mechanic’s preferences folder and put the flag followed by a space and ON to turn on the feature.
• Added improved support for Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R.

• Updated the Browse with Photo Mechanic service with use of modern APIs and now the service is code-signed.

• Fixed a problem in the installer where it would get a access denied error while trying to install a shared 64-bit DLL.
• The 5-Star Ratings Filter widget now draws the numbers and stars in a better contrasting color when running with the dark user interface.
• When saving files with restricted file name extensions (e.g. .XMP) the extension is added if it is missing.
• Fixed a problem that would occur when thumbnail labels barely needed to be truncated which would result in that label appearing blank.
• System/Hidden folders Navigator preferences now saved/loaded consistently.

The announcements section of our Forum contains release notes for past individual build updates.

* Previous versions of Photo Mechanic are not supported on Mac OS X 10.6.8 — 10.8.x

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