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Photo Mechanic Plus Beta 16
« on: March 26, 2020, 07:53:11 PM »
Hello Everyone,

This is the fifteenth 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 16 Release (R4456) 03/24/2020


  ● Fixed: Info Tooltip window does not disappear when Contact Sheet is closed.
  ● Fixed: GPS Maps fail to load.
  ● Fixed: When selecting Primary and Secondary Destination for Ingest, the Finder dialog reverts to the last viewed folder.
  ● Fixed: View menu is missing some Function key shortcuts.
  ● Fixed: Cannot paste into Save/Load 'New Folder' dialog when Preferences are set to run Navigation Services dialogs in a separate process. The feature has been removed.
  ● Fixed: Startup with invalid cache folder path.
  ● Fixed: Deleting a video file causes the next video to begin playback time where the previous video was when it was deleted.
  ● Fixed: Tasks pane: issue of alternating background colors getting brighter over time.  Fixed issue of cell contents fading between changes (label changes, selection changes, bar graph changes).
  ● Fixed: Zoom/pan crash when image is displayed at bottom right corner. Made 2-up pane switching more consistent. Made the mode that toggles zoom via single click not toggle zoom when clicking between panes to activate. Made that same mode capable of starting zoom on 'sloppy clicks' where there is slight movement (a drag). Also fixed a macOS Mojave build bug in regards to focus ring around photo obliterating splitter between preview panes and thumbstrip.
  ● Fixed: Issue with recent document items and Clear Recents menu item being always disabled.
  ● Fixed: A crasher that would occur when PM is set to show the Open contact sheet dialog on startup following a previous crash. Parts of the startup would not be completed and opening the contact sheet would cause a new crash to occur.


  ● Fixed: Structured Keywords not following clicked path.
  ● Fixed: Catalog can now handle video files, including generating proxy images for offline use.
  ● Fixed: Uploader modal dialogs should resize when display settings change.
  ● Fixed: Windows Email - Reply to field is empty. Now warns when the Reply to field is empty.
  ● Fixed: Improved size and layout of combo boxes in Metadata dialogs.
  ● Fixed: Fixed problem with Windows not loading IPTC-only from RAW file.
  ● Potentially fixed: Loss of keystrokes when moving through Previews. We will need confirmation from users that currently experience the problem.


  ● Added: Search Result tabs should allow filtering by "selected".
  ● Added: Reparenting Collections capabilities. After selecting a Collection, right-click on a different Collection for menu options allowing the selected Collection to be moved under the new location, or to be moved to the top level.
  ● Added: "Create" button added to Collections tab.
  ● Added: XMP plus:Licensor structure array. You will need to customize existing custom templates to add the new Licensors button to your Metadata dialogs.
  ● Added: Support wireless remote controls for controlling slideshows. Tested with a Targus remote that issues page up/down when movement buttons are pressed.
  ● Fixed: Strange behavior of Catalog Management window on 200% HiDPI screen.
  ● Fixed: Find and Replace was failing when the resulting new filename collided with an existing file. Now an error is reported.
  ● Fixed: Catalog Management dialog not retaining size changes when Close button is used to close the window.
  ● Fixed: Catalog Filters Custom Search should not default to case-sensitive.
  ● Fixed: Organizer:Browse:Folders graph lengths mismatched to counts.
  ● Fixed: Remove plurals on Artwork or Object table column names in Metadata dialogs.
  ● Fixed: Failure to upload to AWS Transfer for SFTP. Allow password field to be empty for key-based authentication.
  ● Fixed: Contact Sheet labels not updating after pasting Metadata (IPTC) Snapshot.
  ● Fixed: Ingest needs to ignore COMSTATE.TO3 file produced by Canon 1Dx Mark III.
  ● Fixed: Old ISO tag 0x8827 doesn't handle LONG type.
  ● Fixed: Fixed crasher when taking caches offline and RenderCache hasn't been started.
  ● Fixed: Deleting a sub-Collection now propagates the changing counts to its parents.
  ● Fixed: Issue where setting the window title for a loaded snapshot that did not have a file extension would potentially cut off part of the name if the name had a dot (.) in it.
  ● Updated: built-in snapshots for Classic Metadata templates.