Author Topic: Photo Mechanic 4.5.3 public beta 2  (Read 8641 times)

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Photo Mechanic 4.5.3 public beta 2
« on: October 15, 2007, 07:04:36 PM »
Hello everyone,

Photo Mechanic version 4.5.3 Beta 2 is now available for Mac OS X and Windows.

Download the Mac OS X version here.
Download the Windows version here.

Here are the release notes:

* Fixed handling of the preview for Leica M8 DNG files.
* Improved support for the Canon 40D.
* Previews can now be extracted from Canon 1Ds RAW TIFF files.
* Added better handling of exceptions thrown by QuickTime libraries.
* Long FTP queues no longer cause a slowdown.
* Live Slide Show now supports more image formats, and the Restart from First Image button now works as expected.
* The Keywords field in the IPTC dialogs is now three lines tall and scrolls vertically, and has word-wrap.
* The Keywords dialog now has an option to choose whether or not the list of keywords from the IPTC data is sorted.
* Added checkbox to Structured Keywords dialog to allow the keywords path to be posted in reverse order (from greater specificity to lesser specificity).
* The Adjust Capture Dates and Times dialog now handles time deltas that result in a date change.
* Added border controls for thumbnails in the PM Classic Export template.
* The use of the {sequence} variable no longer gets out of sync when used in multiple places in the Save As dialog.
* Using variables substring extraction now works properly with the {sequence} variable.
* Code replacements are now expanded when generating the info text.
* Added Sharpen checkbox in the Save As dialog.
* The PhotoShelter upload template can now send RAW files as originals as expected.
* Fixed an issue with Ingest where under certain conditions wouldn't open a contact sheet as expected.
* Setting the default sort to a custom sort now works as expected.
* When saving IPTC/XMP, if any XMP-only fields have values then the default file type is set to XMP.
* Typing into an IPTC Stationery Field will automatically check its Apply box.
* When a demo code expires, Photo Mechanic will return to any previous registration password.
* The Extract JPEG Previews from RAW photos tool now remembers/restores the last path chosen if you are not telling it to extract to the source folder.
* The Load Selection and Save Selection dialogs now default to the Contact Sheet's primary path.
* (Win) Improved sort order (although some languages still sort incorrectly due to deficiencies in Microsoft's runtime libraries).
* (Win) Structured Keywords now allows a new keyword to be created when no keywords currently exist.  Applying root level items now works as expected.
* (Win) Added more spell checking dictionaries.
* (Win) Changed line ending on Save of Structured Keywords to be Windows standard CR/LF.  Saved filename no longer ends in "..TXT" when no extension is entered.
* (Mac) Added updated Tab bar with shadows and improved stability.
* (Mac) The colors of the Favorites and Navigator can now be customized.
* (Mac) The Send Photos via Email dialog is now resizable.
* (Mac) AppleScript may now be used to direct Photo Mechanic to open Folders or Files.

The beta expire date is October 31st.  We expect to have the final 4.5.3 version out by that date.