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Photo Mechanic Plus Beta 8
« on: August 30, 2019, 03:14:15 PM »
Hello Everyone,

This is the seventh update to the Photo Mechanic Plus beta.  This beta is open to all Photo Mechanic 6 users.  We would appreciate you trying the beta of Photo Mechanic Plus and giving us your feedback and relay any bugs that you find to us.  Two new message boards have been created to discuss the beta.  Please do not discuss the beta on any of the other boards.  For support on the beta post in, and to request features, post in

Please note that the Photo Mechanic Plus Beta is not feature complete nor is it tuned for maximum performance.  Any catalogs you create may need to be updated if the underlying database format changes.

We invite you to be part of the development process.

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Public Beta 8 Release (R3635)
REQUIRED AFTER INSTALLATION : Optimizations were made to this Beta release requiring
users to re-index existing catalogs. Search results will be inaccurate until the re-indexing
operation is completed. To re-index a catalog, please follow instructions in the Catalog
Maintenance section at the ReadMe.pdf document contained in the installer packages.

 ● Fixed: In the Metadata Info dialog, the Zoom keyboard shortcut will lockup PM.
 ● Fixed: Deleting image leaves behind an empty container.
 ● Fixed: Folder-based Contact Sheets not updating correctly when paths renamed outside of Photo Mechanic 6 .
 ● Fixed: Double-click to exit Preview doesn't work if Crop tool active.

 ● Fixed: Organizer scaling issue on High DPI displays on W10.
 ● Fixed:The Structured Keywords dialog is empty on new installations.
 ● Fixed: Corrected Primary image in 2-up mode alternates position when opening Preview.
 ● Fixed: in 2-up mode, secondary image always starts from 1st image on Contact Sheet.

 ● Fixed: Photo Mechanic 5 failing to parse Photo Mechanic 6 Uploader Snapshots. The snapshots when saved by the updated build can now be read by Photo Mechanic 5.
 ● Fixed: User address persistence feature in the Set GPS Coordinates dialog was no longer working. Changes were made to correct this problem.
 ● Fixed: IPTC only date not found in Photo Mechanic 6
 ● Fixed: Save as RAW+JPEG selection not available unless RAW rendering enabled.
 ● Fixed: Catalog folder path searches no longer return too many results when a shorter folder name matches the beginning of a longer folder name.
 ● Fixed: A crash that would occur if Preferences couldn’t be loaded or created. App will now warn users and quit.
 ● More punctuation is now indexed in Catalogs, enabling searches where punctuation is significant in file naming schemes.
 ● Warning is now issued when one or more catalogs selected for search or modification is in need of a re-index.
 ● Exporter gallery templates PM Basic, PM Classic, PM Classic Plus, and PM Selections, now allow HTML text formatting for image captions.