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Photo Mechanic 6, Build 2818
« on: April 05, 2019, 07:13:36 PM »
Hello everyone,

We are pleased to announce the first update to Photo Mechanic 6 for macOS and Windows.  This new build of Photo Mechanic 6 addresses a number of issues present in the initial release.



On macOS, Photo Mechanic 6 requires Mac OS X 10.10 or higher  If you are using a Mac with macOS 10.9.x or older, you will need to upgrade to macOS 10.10 or higher to use Photo Mechanic 6.

On Windows, Photo Mechanic 6, requires a 64-bit edition of Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.  If you are using Windows Vista, XP, NT, 2000, ME, 98 or 95, you will need to upgrade to Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 in order to use Photo Mechanic 6.

Version 6.0 Build 2818

  • Preview window - rotation button actions in toolbar are no longer reversed.
  • Fixed a few crash problems.
  • Structured keywords panel: issue where closing and reopening it would cause the
    column browser to become empty has been fixed. (macOS Mojave-only issue).

  • Fixed a problem with rendering 32-bit PNG files with alpha channel information.
  • Copy/Paste/Cut/Select All contextual menu functionality returned to text fields.
  • Preview window no longer loses focus after deleting a photo.
  • 'The parameter is incorrect' error in IPTC/XMP settings on Windows 8, 8.1, 10 has been
    fixed. It was related to an invalid choice for the Spellchecker language.
  • Startup issue where a dialog stating that “One of PM’s subsystems failed to initialize.
    This may indicate an installation issue.” should no longer appear.
  • Shutdown issue where a dialog stating that “The Dynamic UI system is taking awhile to
    stop. Continue waiting?” should no longer appear.
  • GPS map dialogs that were incorrectly showing coordinates (those that had commas in
    the decimal place) have been fixed.
  • Cropping issue where it was using commas instead of decimals fixed. This would cause
    crops that had been previously drawn with PM5 to appear incorrect on PM6.

  • Redesigned one of the registration dialogs to make it easier for PM5 users to try PM6.
  • Selection issue fixed: when separating and joining RAW and JPEG images or when a
    new JPEG is produced from a RAW file, the selection is now maintained for the joined
  • Selection issue fixed: when deleting a selection an appropriate image next to the
    selection that was deleted is selected.
  • Render Cache now detects changes in TIFF, PSD, DNG, files and updates its cache.
  • Moving files where the source file could not be parsed (for instance a damaged image
    file) no longer causes loss of the file.
  • World Region and Location ID now applied when Location Taken group is selected to
  • Dropbox Upload template updated due to denial of full access request by Dropbox. We
    resubmitted the app for the more restrictive “App Folder Access” which should be easier
    to gain Production status. Current users of the existing template will have to reauthorize
    their account. Uploaded files will be found in Apps/Photo Mechanic Uploads/ path.
  • Reorganized Tools menu and added separators.
  • Added separators to contextual menu for Contact Sheet and Preview windows.
  • Fixed an intermittent authentication error with the Zenfolio uploader.
  • Added support for Panasonic models DC-S1R, DC-TZ90, and DC-FZ82.
  • Uploaders that use OAuth will now notify when tokens need re-validating.
  • Variables based on the file modification date/time now report local data/time not GMT