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Photo Mechanic Plus Beta 20
« on: July 31, 2020, 12:39:04 PM »
Hello Everyone,

This is the nineteenth 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 20 Release (R4910) 07/31/2020

All Platforms:
● Added: Ability to include only specific file extensions in Scan to Catalog. When chosen, no images will be included unless their file extension is in the list of included file extensions. This is useful when you want your catalog to only include JPEG files (for instance.)
● Added: Support for multiple PhotoShelter uploads without creating multiple sessions.
● Fixed: Stalling that would happen when using the Scan to Catalog feature with folders containing HEIC/HEIF images.
● Fixed: Browsing/Filtering no longer shows images that shouldn't be part of the results when images are combined.
● Fixed: Sorting folder-based contact sheets by Filename, Arrangement, or Modification time are no longer slowed down significantly by filtering by Color Class or Rating if the folder has been viewed recently.
● Fixed: Choosing search favorites now fills in the search settings and immediately issues the query.
● Fixed: Double rotation that would occur when soft-rotated JPEGs were hard rotated by the “Apply Rotation to JPEGs…” command on the Tools menu.

● Added: Movie playback resets to the start of video when the play button is pressed after the video finishes playing.
● Fixed: Focus issues in Organizer. Search field will now gain focus (if it previously had focus) when the mouse pointer enters the area of the Organizer. Check boxes should respond to initial mouse clicks and toggle in response.
● Fixed: Menu commands that the Contact Sheet handles will be enabled even when the Organizer has focus.
● Fixed: Selection issues in the Browse tree and Filter stages.
● Fixed: New Folder Inside this Folder selects the wrong folder for editing.

● Fixed: Now handles larger contact sheets (tested with one million search results).
● Fixed: Metadata dialogs now spell check contents of fields immediately after metadata is loaded.
● Fixed: Remove crop shortcut clears no longer clears the constrained crop option when the keyboard shortcut is used.