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Photo Mechanic Plus, build 5438
« on: December 16, 2020, 06:02:17 PM »
Hello Everyone,

We are pleased to announce an update to Photo Mechanic Plus for macOS and Windows.  This new build of Photo Mechanic Plus addresses a number of issues present in the 5376 build.



On macOS, Photo Mechanic Plus 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 Plus.

On Windows, Photo Mechanic Plus, 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 Plus.

Photo Mechanic Plus (R5438) 12/16/2020

● Added: Optimize bulk add/remove from Catalog. On large catalogs, batches of images should be added to catalog up to 2x as fast, and removed from catalog up to 5x as fast.
● Added: Slideshow and Live Slideshow now have an option to keep the mouse cursor visible during the slideshow.
● Added: Preview contextual menu now supports adding/removing items to/from Collections.
● Added: Preview contextual menu now has the Catalog Info submenu.
● Added: Contextual menu normalization between platforms. The order of menu items is now consistent between macOS and Windows. Also added separators on either side of Delete/Move to Trash menu items to make them less likely to be chosen by mistake.
● Fixed: Folders with an ampersand (&) now display correctly as a path in Scan to Catalog.
● Fixed: Scan to Catalog is now tolerant of folders that cannot be accessed during the scanning process.
● Fixed: Catalog Sync (Full mode) now detects and regenerates missing preview proxy images that have been unexpectedly deleted from disk, even if they are still extant in the cache index.
● Fixed: Structured Keywords now draws Categories and Synonyms in different colors from Keywords. Synonyms are also drawn in boldface style.
● Fixed:Non-constrained crops can now be moved again.
● Fixed:Black edges on saved images with crops applied when the crop has only a very slight rotation angle (< 1º).
● Fixed: If malformed path record files (.pmshare files) are encountered on disk, the Catalog system now purges and recreates them.
● Fixed: Case where Catalog preview generation would stall, retrying the same file repeatedly if it could not be loaded.
● Fixed: Text Exporter template now only adds .txt to a user-provided filename when no extension is provided.
● Fixed: Copy menu item on contextual menus for Contact Sheet and Preview renamed to Copy/Move to better indicate the available options when choosing that menu item.
● Fixed: Load Selection now preloads metadata (to get filenames) prior to attempting to select them.
● Fixed: Catalog database is now closed when the catalog is Forgotten.
● Fixed: Catalog proxies folder is now recreated if it is missing. (The proxy images themselves may be regenerated using a Full Catalog Sync.)
● Fixed: Location Taken fields not participating in metadata recent items.

● Fixed: Catalog Preview generation stalls for some images (EPS-TIFF), application fails to shutdown gracefully.
● Fixed: Setting ratings/color class in Preview window on video items via keyboard shortcuts does not update the rating/color class widget visually.

● Fixed: "Photo Mechanic Shell Extension CreateProcess failed." error when opening a folder in Photo Mechanic from Windows Explorer.
● Fixed: Missing Favorites cannot be removed permanently.
● Fixed: Metadata popup menus: recent metadata items get mixed in with submenus when the overall list of items is long. Now, recent metadata items get their own “Recent Items” submenu.