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Photo Mechanic 6, Build 4484
« on: April 02, 2020, 03:46:11 PM »
Hello everyone,

We are pleased to announce an update to Photo Mechanic 6 for macOS and Windows.  This new build of Photo Mechanic 6 addresses a number of issues present in the 4155 build.



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 4484

  ● Added: Spotlight searches have been added back into Photo Mechanic 6. The “Search my Mac” field is now above the Favorites, and the Search panel has returned. Spotlight searches now occur on a background thread so searches that take more than a few seconds should no longer cause a busy cursor to appear (rainbow beach ball cursor).
  ● Fixed: Info Tooltip window does not disappear when Contact Sheet is closed.
  ● Fixed: When selecting Primary and Secondary Destination for Ingest, the Finder dialog reverts to the last viewed folder.
  ● Fixed: Cannot paste into Save/Load 'New Folder' dialog when Preferences are set to run Navigation Services dialogs in a separate process. The feature has been removed.
  ● Fixed: Startup with invalid cache folder path.
  ● Fixed: Deleting a video file causes the next video to begin playback time where the previous video was when it was deleted.
  ● Fixed: Zoom/pan crash when image is displayed at bottom right corner. Made 2-up pane switching more consistent. Made the mode that toggles zoom via single click not toggle zoom when clicking between panes to activate. Made that same mode capable of starting zoom on 'sloppy clicks' where there is slight movement (a drag). Also fixed a macOS Mojave build bug in regards to focus ring around photo obliterating splitter between preview panes and thumbstrip.
  ● Fixed: A crasher that would occur when PM is set to show the Open contact sheet dialog on startup following a previous crash. Parts of the startup would not be completed and opening the contact sheet would cause a new crash to occur.
  ● Fixed: Fixed: Odd scaling issue when zooming images in ‘two verticals’ mode on a non-Retina display.
  ● Fixed: (macOS Mojave) Contact sheet does not redraw when scrolling in Arrangement mode.

  ● Fixed: Structured Keywords not following clicked path.
  ● Fixed: Open with Photo Mechanic option missing from File Explorer image folder's contextual menu.
  ● Fixed: Uploader modal dialogs should resize when display settings change.
  ● Fixed: Windows Email - Reply to field is empty. Now warns when the Reply to field is empty.
  ● Fixed: Intermittent rename error on Copy/Move operations. The Adobe DNG Converter would sometimes interfere with renaming operations. Rendering is paused during copy/move operations which addresses the problem.
  ● Fixed: Improved size and layout of combo boxes in Metadata dialogs.
  ● Fixed: Fixed problem with Windows not loading IPTC-only from RAW file.
  ● Fixed: Installer should retry if blocked by AV software.
  ● Potentially fixed: Loss of keystrokes when moving through Previews. We will need confirmation from users that currently experience the problem.

  ● Added: XMP plus:Licensor structure array. You will need to customize existing custom templates to add the new Licensors button to your Metadata dialogs.
  ● Added: Support wireless remote controls for controlling slideshows. Tested with a Targus remote that issues page up/down when movement buttons are pressed.
  ● Added: Session Save and Restore needs to restore Combined RAW+JPEG setting on View menu.
  ● Added: Allow RAW/RW2, RWL files to embed XMP like other TIFF-based RAW files.
  ● Added: Support RAW (CR3) + HIF pairing.
  ● Fixed: Pairing RAW and non-RAW images always produces a RAW+JPG thumbnail title even when the non-RAW image isn't a JPEG. Naming is improved and when there are more than two images in the stack the name changes to show the number of additional images in the stack.
  ● Fixed: Session Save and Restore needs to restore the Combined Image setting on the View menu.
  ● Fixed: Renaming while moving/copying HEIC files changes extension to HIC.
  ● Fixed: Memory management issue with HEIC files. Each thumbnail/preview generated would leak significant amounts of memory.
  ● Fixed: Updating JPEG files on some NAS systems causes the file to "disappear".
  ● Fixed: Need to disable updating IPTC (IIM) in JPEGs when multiple 0xffed JPEG markers are present.
  ● Fixed: Remove old logic to have EOF tag value override any IPTC setting.
  ● Fixed:Editing GIF images creates a write-once XIP file. Note: GIF 87a files cannot be captioned (file format doesn’t support embedding metadata). GIF 89a files (the current standard) do support embedding metadata. If you have trouble with a specific file, try updating it to the 89a format with your GIF authoring tools.
  ● Fixed: F1 key/View menu behavior not consistent with ‘View by’ popup menu in the Contact Sheet toolbar.
  ● Fixed: Editing PNG images breaks ExifTool.
  ● Fixed: Remove EOF prefs for PSD files when updating.
  ● Fixed: Delete Metadata - EOF Prefs - Not working with PSD files.
  ● Fixed: Burn photos to disc is not evaluating {seqn} var in Label field.
  ● Fixed: {frame} variable does not work on HEIC files.
  ● Fixed: PM Classic Basic Export Error: When the 'Include All index link' box is checked in the PM Classic Basic Export dialog, then an error message will open at the end of the creation process.
  ● Fixed: Render Cache needs to discern when source image changes and disregard cached images.
  ● Fixed: 'Save As' / RAW Rendering Glitch / Bug / Quirk where images that had not been RAW rendered by the time the Save As needed them, the embedded preview would be used instead. Now ‘Save As’ waits for the images to be rendered.
  ● Fixed: Find and Replace was failing when the resulting new filename collided with an existing file. Now an error is reported.
  ● Fixed: Remove plurals on Artwork or Object table column names in Metadata dialogs.
  ● Fixed: Failure to upload to AWS Transfer for SFTP. Now allows the password field to be empty for key-based authentication.
  ● Fixed: Contact Sheet labels not updating after pasting Metadata (IPTC) Snapshot.
  ● Fixed: Ingest needs to ignore COMSTATE.TO3 file produced by Canon 1Dx Mark III.
  ● Fixed: Old ISO tag 0x8827 doesn't handle LONG type.
  ● Fixed: Fixed crasher when taking caches offline and RenderCache hasn't been started.
  ● Fixed: Issue where setting the window title for a loaded snapshot that did not have a file extension would potentially cut off part of the name if the name had a dot (.) in it.
  ● Fixed: FTP Connections with special characters created by Photo Mechanic 5 don't display correctly in Photo Mechanic 6.
  ● Fixed: Color Management system not recognizing ICC profiles with uppercase extensions.
  ● Updated: built-in snapshots for Classic Metadata templates.