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Photo Mechanic Plus Beta 15
« on: February 21, 2020, 03:04:52 PM »
Hello Everyone,

This is the fourteenth 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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Public Beta 15 Release (R4356) 02/21/2020

  ● Fixed: Edit Saved Search (Spotlight) crashes.
  ● Fixed: Odd scaling issue when zooming images in ‘two verticals’ mode on a non-Retina display.

  ● Added: Videos added by the Scan to Catalog feature now are added successfully as long as the Gstreamer system has been installed and configured.
  ● Fixed: Open with Photo Mechanic option missing from File Explorer image folder's contextual menu.
  ● Fixed: Installer should retry if blocked by AV software.
  ● Fixed: High DPI: Windows toolbar popup menu not scaling.
  ● 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.

  ● Added: Save/Restore selection when search results Contact Sheets are refreshed.
  ● Added: Support RAW (CR3) + HIF pairing.
  ● 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: Catalog: 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: Applying Metadata Template in Browse tab incorrectly reports that images cannot be updated.
  ● Fixed: Color Management system not recognizing ICC profiles with uppercase extensions.
  ● Fixed: Catalog Management dialog not retaining size changes when Close button is used to close the window.
  ● Fixed: Catalog Filters Custom Search should not default to case-sensitive.