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Photo Mechanic Plus Beta 17
« on: April 23, 2020, 07:28:38 PM »
Hello Everyone,

This is the sixteenth 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 17 Release (R4617) 04/23/2020
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 end of this document.

All Platforms:

• Added: Collection results can now be Arranged via drag-and-drop.  When you reopen a Collection, your images should appear in the order that you left them.
• Added: Catalog results Contact Sheet tabs can now be sorted by: Capture Time, Modification Time, Filename, Color Class, and Rating.  Custom sorts are not supported.
• Added: Catalog UI Snapshot Buttons.  They don’t look like the usual snapshot buttons throughout the PM UI, but instead look like a ‘gear’ on the button.  Function is the same as other snapshot buttons in Photo Mechanic.  Filters can be snapshotted. Scan to Catalog can be snapshotted (makes rebuilding a catalog much easier.)  Searches can be snapshotted.  Active Catalogs can also be snapshotted.  Please let us know if you would like Snapshot buttons in other parts of the UI.
• Added: Expanded the Example Searches section, reachable via the Search Settings item on the QuickSearch snapshot menu button.
• Added: Highlight words in Filter stage found by user type-down search.
• Added: Sort hierarchical Keywords before flat Keywords in Browse and Keywords filter.
• Added: Active Catalogs expander should remember/restore expanded state.
• Added: ICC conversion from PQ to sRGB for HIF files created by Canon cameras.
• Fixed: Cannot find keywords with umlauts in Structured Keywords panel.
• Fixed: Variable autocomplete not working.
• Fixed: Thumbnail remains in Import GPS Coordinates dialog after clicking the Dismiss button.
• Fixed: Live Slide Show fails to display images.
• Fixed: Restored old RAW+JPEG behavior.


• Fixed: Metadata Info window keyboard shortcut Cmd-N doesn't advance to the next photo.
• Fixed: Command-click Zoom not working if Crop tool active.
• Fixed: Improved speed of opening networked subfolders in Favorites and Navigator on certain network protocols (smbfs).
• Fixed: Make sure all dynamic libraries are code-signed compatible with macOS 10.10.
• Fixed: Spotlight queries from Spotlight Search panel sometimes fail, yet "Search my Mac" succeeds.
• Fixed: Unable to Send Photos via Email to Apple Mail.
• Fixed: 'P' enters Crop Preview mode when no crop is set.
• Fixed: Loupe mode in Contact Sheet loses Preview when marquee is on edge of thumbnail.
• Fixed: Renaming Folders in Navigator/Favorites causes subfolders to become unable to open as Contact Sheets.
• Fixed: Blank “Untitled” Contact Sheet tab being created when image is dropped onto  icon in dock when Photo Mechanic is set to open a new window on resume when no Contact Sheet window exists.
• Fixed: Right-click on Contact Sheet tab title does not always display the actual search string when using "Only Search Contact Sheet Items" on Filter results.
• Reverted: Replaced BrowseWithPMService.service from earlier builds of Photo Mechanic.


• Fixed: Organizer Browse results don’t always show in a new Browse tab.
• Fixed: Initial crop not sticking on adjustment when starting out of bounds on left edge of photos.