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Photo Mechanic 6, Build 5529
« on: February 08, 2021, 04:39:53 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 issues present in the 5404 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 5529 (02/08/2020)

  • Added: Slideshow and Live Slideshow now have an option to keep the mouse cursor visible during the slideshow.
  • Added: The Set GPS Coordinates dialog is now resizable.
  • Added: New append (+) checkbox to Persons Shown in the Metadata Template dialog.
  • Added: Updated PhotoDeck upload template to support two-factor authentication.
  • 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: Adjusting the Absolute date via the Date picker in the Adjust Capture Dates and Times dialog no longer adjusts the time as well when the date of the photo is outside of the editable bounds of dates supported by the OS.
  • Fixed: Structured Keywords now draws Categories and Synonyms in different colors from Keywords.  Synonyms are also drawn in boldface style.
  • 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: Location Taken fields not participating in metadata recent items.
  • Fixed: Sync Color Class with IPTC Urgency preference description updated to reflect more closely how the preference works.

  • Added: Better support for long file/folder paths.
  • Added: Restore Sidebar command on the View menu.
  • Fixed: Disc Burning is now an opt-in feature.  Stability issues require that it be disabled by default.  You can enable the feature in the General page of the Preferences dialog or just try to use the feature.
  • Fixed: Setting ratings/color class in Preview window on video items via keyboard shortcuts does not update the rating/color class widget visually.
  • Fixed: Ingest no longer lists installer disk image volume as a source for Ingest.
  • Fixed: Restored the “Reveal in context” contextual menu command in the contact sheet view.

  • Added: Long paths are now supported.  If a folder located on a path that is longer than 260 characters is opened as a contact sheet, it will open and work normally, but it won’t participate in the “Open Recent” documents submenu on the File menu.
  • Fixed: Using Ctrl-C to copy selected text in the Info text pane of the Preview window now works correctly.
  • Fixed: The default location for the cache folder is now the user’s local app data directory.
  • 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: Favorites can now copy and move folders.
  • 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.
  • Fixed: Emailing on Windows does not produce separate email for each photo when desired.
  • Fixed: Separate emails now evaluate variables for each email.
  • Fixed: Unable to bring the Preview window forward after opening the Structured Keywords panel when the Structured Keywords panel is opened via keyboard shortcut.