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Photo Mechanic Plus Beta 4
« on: May 24, 2019, 04:52:53 PM »
Hello Everyone,

This is the third 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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Build 3215 notes:

 ● F5 Refresh option has been restored in Navigator

 ● Fixed: Unable to update GStreamer Environment Variable once set.
 ● Fixed: Random crashes and black screen on starting slide show.
 ● Fixed: Issue with not reading arrangement file when in Arrangement sort mode.

 ● Fixed: Create Collection appears to succeed when no catalogs are checked for 'add/modify'.
 ● Fixed: Collections break when collection name contains forward slash. Forward slashes are now converted to hyphens (-).
 ● Fixed: Open in Contact Sheet contextual menu problems in Organizer.
 ● Improvement: Item counts should always be visible in catalog filter/browser. High DPI displays on Windows 10 will still experience clipping issues.
 ● Improvement: User should be able to expand Organizer nodes recursively. Shift-click on a disclosure triangle will expand the row and all of the children, recursively.
 ● Fixed: Adding images to catalog stalls when user clicks on a filter while task of updating metadata is active.
 ● Fixed: Certain fields like Caption and Headline were missing from the Searchable Fields dialog.
 ● Improvement: Add contextual menu items to remove selected items from the currently selected Collection(s).
 ● Fixed: Double-clicking in Collections when no Collections exist no longer opens Collections tab containing all images in Catalog.
 ● Improvement: minimized problem areas whereby catalog tasks would appear to be stalled.
   ○ Improvement: UI sluggish in responding to changes to "Search" catalog selection while ingest is active (Organizer view).
   ○ Improvement: Adding filter stages while catalog is being scanned/updated is sluggish/unresponsive.
 ● Improvement: Changed the Default catalog to reside in the "Documents" folder instead of "Pictures" folder.
 ● Improvement: "Scan to Catalog" is now smart enough to not scan catalog folders.
 ● Improvement: IPTC Copyright, Credit, and Special Instructions fields are now indexed in Catalog.  (Maintenance/Re-index is needed to cause these fields to be indexed on already-existing catalogs.)
 ● Fixed: Preview window automatically closes after saving image.
 ● PM Classic Exporter templates - now allow use of image filenames for HTML page names.