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Photo Mechanic: Version 5 Build 15800
« on: July 11, 2014, 04:03:49 pm »
Hello Everyone,

We have a new updated build that solves a number of issues present in the 15451 build and adds some new features.  Please see below for release notes.

Mac:
http://www.camerabits.com/download/PhotoMechanic5R15800.dmg

Windows:
http://www.camerabits.com/download/PM5SetupR15800.exe

Version 5.0 Build 15800

Both:

• Find and Replace in file names now does a two-pass rename, first to a temporary name, second to the final name. This allows change in case of a file name. http://forums.camerabits.com/index.php?topic=9067.0
• Crop changes: clicking outside of a crop while the Crop tool is active no longer clears the crop and starts a new one. Instead it rotates the crop. Resizing crops from the edges is now easier due to a proportionally sized hit box on the inside of the crop rectangle. When Preview crops are present but the Crop tool is inactive, the sizing corners, grid overlay, and cross-hair are not drawn in order to give feedback that the crop is not currently editable.
• Added new contextual menu items for Crops. Copy/Paste/Clear Rotation/Remove/Make Unconstrained
and Settings are all accessible from the Crop submenu.
• The ‘C’ key no longer toggles Color Management. It has been repurposed to turn the Crop tool on and off. If a crop exists on a photo, pressing Modifier-C (Shift on Windows, Option on Mac) will remove the crop.
• Crops can now be nudged via the keyboard. Modifier-arrows while the Crop tool is active allow movement of the crop. Holding down the Shift key on Mac or Ctrl key on Windows and using the arrow keys will move the crop by ten pixels at a time.
• Contact Sheet tabs now have right-click contextual menus that offer several commands.: Close this tab; Close ALL BUT this tab; Add to Favorites; Copy selected items here; Move selected items here.
• Favorites and Navigator both offer Copy selected items here and Move selected items here commands on their contextual menus.
• On quit, if emptying the disk cache takes longer than one and a half seconds, then a progress dialog is displayed. This is intended to discourage users from force-quitting PM while it shuts down.
• Find panel snapshots now save and restore the Find: popup selection.
• Added {pagecount} variable: Total number of pages for printing.
• The User/Client dialog now checks for changes on Cancel and warns on changes. It gives the option to save the changes.
• The User/Client dialog now stores/loads the Job name with the Client snapshots. The User and Client sections have been swapped to reflect this new relationship.
• Slide Show now allows fractional seconds for display duration.
• Slide Show now prevents screen saver and system sleep while it is playing.
• Slide Show no longer exits when a single item is selected and loop mode is active.
• Fixed a problem with Capture Time subseconds that would cause images that differed only in capture time by the subseconds value to sort incorrectly.
• Thumbnails in IPTC and other dialogs now show crop outlines when present.
• Drag and drop of a camera disk now ignores any Canon “MISC” folders when present in the camera disk’s DCIM folder.
• Fixed an issue in the Ingest dialog where loading a snapshot with a different type (folder/disks) from the current Ingest type would cause the radio buttons to change, but not the list view.
• Fixed an issue in the Live Ingest dialog when the Copy Photos combo was set to “into dated folder then folder with name” and the user typed new path information in the Folder Name text field.
• Live Ingest now warns when the Rename string on the Primary, Secondary, or Tertiary destinations is empty and renaming is enabled.
• Added new Contact Sheet contextual menu items for copying and pasting crops to a single item or in bulk to selected items.
• Added Overwrite capability to the Copy/Move Photos dialog. When set, files at the copy/move destination with the same file names as the ones being transferred will be overwritten with the source files. Name collision resolution will not be performed and the files at the destination will be destroyed in the process. The Overwrite option is off by default and the option is set to be cleared by default each time the Copy dialog is opened.
• Renaming with the Rename Photos dialog no longer allows renamed filenames to be zero length (empty).
• New uploader for Retouchup.com added to the list of uploader templates. Create new orders and add photos to non-submitted orders. The team at Retouchup urges users to use Photo Mechanic for image culling on their orders.
• Flickr uploader updated to accommodate SSL-only requests to their API.
• Parsing of ISO8601 Date/Time strings now handles subseconds.

Windows:

• Favorites contextual menu now offers Delete and Properties commands for folders. Added keyboard
shortcuts for various contextual menu items.
• Added a new Slide Show implementation that uses the same core rendering engine as the Mac OS X version. Supports full-screen and windowed modes. (Press f to toggle between the two modes.) When going from windowed mode to full-screen mode, the full-screen slideshow will resume on the monitor that the windowed mode slide show was running on. This means you can run the slide show on any monitor you choose.
• The folder chooser dialog now scrolls to make the last selected folder visible. We have written a workaround that physically scrolls the scrollbar until the selected folder comes into view. This bug has been known to Microsoft for several years now and they show no signs of fixing the problem, thus we coded our own workaround for Microsoft’s folder chooser dialog.

Mac:

• Ingest dialog path text fields now truncate in the middle so long paths will show the beginning and the end of the path.
• Slide Show Font size saved in snapshots is now restored properly when the snapshot is loaded.
• Command-T now toggles the tag in the custom IPTC Info dialog.
• Made renaming example strings much wider in Copy/Move dialog.