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Photo Mechanic Plus Beta 18
« on: May 21, 2020, 11:32:15 AM »
Hello Everyone,

This is the seveteenth 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 18 Release (R4705) 05/21/2020

All Platforms:

• Added: New filter criteria ‘File Type’.  This allows you to filter on a particular file type like ‘JPEG’.  Note: the data that enables this feature will appear automatically on new catalogs.  If you have an existing catalog, please re-index it.
• Added: Keyword sorting is now optionally done in hierarchical priority.  See Catalog Settings to change this preference.
• Added: Typedown find now optionally only performs search when enter is pressed.  See Catalog Settings to change this preference.
• Added: New contextual menu option for Collections to allow opening the collection only, or the collection and its sub-collections.  You can also choose what happens when you double click a collection.  See Catalog Settings to change this preference.
• Added: Confirmation dialog that appears when removing an item from a catalog which gives you the option to delete the item permanently and remove from the catalog, or just remove the item from the catalog.
• Improved: Optimized performance of the Catalog Re-Index function. (Should be 3x to 10x faster, depending on conditions.)
• Fixed: Catalog-temp folder no longer grows without bound during proxy generation.
• Fixed: View menu items All, Selected, Tagged, Untagged now work correctly with catalog-based tabs (Search/Filter/Browse).
• Fixed: Catalog-based tabs now show sorted by last sort (if reusing a tab) or by the default sort type if the results created a new tab.
• Fixed: In the Organizer (browse/filter) '<none>' now sorts before everything, including hierarchical items with children when sorting with hierarchical priority.
• Fixed: PM Classic Exporters - HTML <img> alt attribute now uses description text.
• Fixed: Adjusting a crop that is at an angle no longer causes the crop box to jump to the cursor.
• Fixed: Issue with full size crops being larger than the source image.
• Fixed: Added reserved space for widgets at the bottom of the preview window. This makes sure that full size crops can always be manipulated.
• Fixed: When saving out an image to a fixed box size, sometimes a row or two of pixels would be lost.
• Fixed:Using the modifier key while clicking on the Clear crop button now clears both the crop and constraints.
• Fixed: Modification Time sorting with no filtering now takes the fast path.
• Fixed: RAW+JPG pairing is now deterministic.  The joining prefers three letter extensions over four letter extensions.
• Fixed: Renaming duplicates from multiple Catalogs no longer produces unpredictable results.  Duplicates are now eliminated from the selection that is operated upon.  This improvement is far-reaching in that it affects most features that operate on a selection.


• Added: ‘Reveal in context…’ contextual menu command for search results items.  Using this command on a single image opens the folder the image resides within, selects it, and makes it visible.
• Fixed: Attempting to favorite a Spotlight Search will throw an error or crash Photo Mechanic.
• Fixed: Moving a folder with the Favorites or Navigator now correctly updates the location information with the Catalog system.
• Fixed: Import GPS Coordinates now shows blue map pin when a photo has existing GPS coordinates.


• Added: ‘Show in context…’ contextual menu command for search results items.  Using this command on a single image opens the folder the image resides within, selects it, and makes it visible.
• Added: Find, Find and Replace panels are now resizable.
• Fixed: Filter snapshot button is a gear icon like other Catalog snapshot buttons.
• Fixed: Video thumbnails/previews now work correctly for H.264-encoded video.  Requires installing GStreamer 1.16.2.  You can get the installer here:
• Fixed: Structured Keywords Panel always on top causes issues when Metadata Template dialog is opened.  Now all tool windows are hidden when any modal dialog starts.  They are made visible again when the modal dialog is dismissed.
• Potentially fixed: Loss of keystrokes when moving through Previews.  We will need confirmation from users that currently experience the problem.