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Photo Mechanic Plus, build 6097
« on: September 29, 2021, 10:07:53 AM »
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 6026 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 (R6097) 09/21/2021

● Added: ability to search for images that have no GPS coordinates.
● Added: Send Photos via Email sends proxies when media is offline.
● Added: Catalogs list is now sorted alphabetically and case-insensitively.
● Added: SmugMug uploader now allows the replacing of files when uploading.
● Added: Dropbox uploader now supports short-lived access tokens.
● Fixed: fstop and exposure compensation searches for exact matches fail when the value is not a whole number.  Requires Catalog version update.
● Fixed: Catalogs requiring an update spam the dyn.log file and cause high CPU usage.
● Fixed: Issue when removing -Sync- collections on catalogs that don't have any other collections. When removing the Catalog Sync-created collections (Missing/Added) and the catalog has no other collections, it would be deleted but then the entry in the Collections tab for the catalog would also disappear. One could not create a new Collection without toggling the 'Search' checkbox for the catalog off and back on again.
● Fixed: Selection count issue when Removing the last collection for a catalog.
● Fixed: DXO jpegs start XMP caption with lang x-repair, which PM can't handle.
● Fixed: PM.log file is spammed with error messages when failure to load various file types occurs.
● Fixed: Twitter uploader should now work again.
● Fixed: PhotoShelter uploads with duplicate filenames create FormulaActionErrors.
● Fixed: Hang in the Fuji RAF handler which would allow it to iterate endlessly if the tag count was corrupt.
● Fixed: Background color cannot be chosen unless Transitions are turned on.
● Removed: "Hide Active Catalogs interface when only one catalog present" preference as it no longer applied to current UI design.
● Removed: Demotix and ExposureManager upload templates.  Both services no longer exist.

● Fixed: Editing of 'Field' Column when customizing Metadata Info and Template causes that field to disappear.
● Fixed: Certain Preferences checkboxes have click targets that are offset from the actual checkbox themselves.
● Fixed: Renaming files retries a few times before giving up.  Some users have external drives that spin down (sleep mode) and can take time to spin up again.
● Fixed: Rotated videos don't crop properly.
● Fixed: "Select Similar Photos" option not available in Color Class context/submenu.
● Fixed: Better accuracy for user's preferred time on videos.  Makes saving a still frame to a JPEG more accurate.
● Fixed: Hidden (invisible) volumes are no longer processed during volume mounted notifications. Also, they will not be considered as a camera card.
● Fixed: Time Machine snapshot volumes are now ignored.
● Fixed: Copying files with extended attributes to ExFAT formatted drives fails.
● Fixed: Copy/Move Photos dialog repositions on restore when Renaming is disabled.
● Fixed: Highlights and Shadows pane in the Preview window shows black text in Light UI mode and is hard to read.

● Added: Windows Installer, Implemented Evergreen WebView2 Runtime Deployment.  This is added in preparation for using the Microsoft Edge browser for GPS map features instead of the phased-out Microsoft Internet Explorer.

On Windows, you may see a window like the following appear when you try to install:

This is due to our recently updated code signing certificate.  As long as you see Camera Bits, Inc. as the publisher, you can trust the installer and choose "Run anyway".  In time, as our certificate gains trust by Microsoft Defender, these warnings will cease to occur.