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Photo Mechanic Plus, build 6245
« on: January 18, 2022, 04:13:32 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 6097 build.



On macOS, Photo Mechanic Plus requires Mac OS X 10.10 or higher  If you are using a Mac with macOS 10.9.5 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 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, or Windows 11.  If you are using Windows 7, Vista, XP, NT, 2000, ME, 98 or 95, you will need to upgrade to Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, or Windows 11 in order to use Photo Mechanic Plus.

Photo Mechanic Plus (R6245) 01/17/2022

● Added: Loading code replacements now displays error message after OK button clicked in Set Code Replacements dialog.
● Added: Support for .ACR sidecar files.  Handling is OFF by default.  Enable in the Files page of the Preferences dialog.
● Added: Find/use star-rating in Fuji X-E4 raw files.
● Added: Apple AAE file support for HEIC/HEIF files.
● Added: Catalogs can allow their proxies folder to be stored on a different volume.  We recommend that you read the documentation before using this feature.
● Fixed: Catalog system fails to start up when the catalog state database is corrupted.
● Fixed: Issue where upgrading a very old catalog to the latest version would fail.  If you have an old catalog you may have to do a Reindex after the catalog upgrades finish.
● Fixed: Offline images in Collections could not be rearranged.
● Fixed: Removing an item from a Collection when in Arrangement sort causes Photo Mechanic Plus to hang.
● Fixed: Inline renaming by using Tab key to move to next image to rename on Catalog-based Contact Sheet goes blank after a few renames.
● Fixed: Search for rating <> 0 doesn't return any results.
● Fixed: large log file produced when last selected catalog in Catalog Sync is forgotten.
● Fixed: crash that would occur when the variable for a field was used in its field.  Example: {copyright} used in the Copyright field.  The crash would happen if the Metadata Template was applied during Ingest.
● Fixed: Metadata Info window title does not indicate that metadata is from RAW when viewing metadata from RAW+JPEG pair.
● Fixed: Cancelling changes in Licensors dialog still accepts the changes.
● Fixed: Update IPTC/XMP tool not copying crops between RAW+JPEG pair.
● Fixed: Some upload templates create a new transfer window for each process.
● Fixed: SFTP upload template errors on special characters in destination path.
● Fixed: PhotoShelter Replace option is not working.
● Fixed: Swapped "Create" and "Cancel" buttons in Smugmug/Zenfolio New Gallery and New Folder windows.
● Fixed: XML Exporter - parsing issue with the Public ID tag.
● Fixed: Juicebox export template - unable to generate site when Pro path not set.
● Fixed: Decoding TIFF files with more than four channels produces images that look incorrect.
● Fixed: {hc} variable does not evaluate.
● Fixed: More than one set of HotCodes not evaluating.
● Fixed: Snapshots from GPS windows do not transfer with a Preference export/import.
● Fixed: Watermarks applied during Save As are not appearing in the specified position.

● Added: AirDrop copy to contextual menu.  All copies are made as JPEGs due to problems with AirDrop on iOS devices not handling mixed file formats.
● Fixed: Crash when closing Map browser on macOS 12 (Monterey)
● Fixed: Catalog Management and Catalog Status buttons unusable after Preferences folder reset and Image Crop Modification.
● Fixed: Ambiguous Location Taken/Shown Filter names.
● Fixed: No Previews for offline videos.
● Fixed: Two top-level contact sheet's Organizers target the first window's contact sheets.
● Fixed: Navigator Panel parent folder not refreshing to show new subfolder on ExFAT volumes.
● Fixed: Favorites now prevents saved searches and multi-folder favorites from being dragged and dropped into a folder.  They can only be arranged.
● Fixed: 'Reveal in Navigator' now consistently highlights the specific folder.
● Fixed: .PM_lock file no longer left behind when closing contact sheet or the entire application.
● Fixed: PM sending multi-line email body as single line (with Outlook as the client email app.)
● Fixed: Activation file becomes invalid when deactivation is cancelled.
● Fixed: Variables window appears in the wrong space when the Contact Sheet window has entered full screen mode.
● Fixed: Navigator and Favorites now hide folders that have the 'hidden' attribute set on them.
● Fixed: Contents of NTFS drives not visible in Navigator on macOS 12.

● Fixed: Catalog fails to generate proxy image for video files.
● Fixed: Windows Installer shouldn’t install WebView2 runtime on Repair if already installed.
● Fixed: Windows Installer runs action for WebView2 deployment when a newer version already exists.
● Fixed: Keyboard focus in Contact Sheet not restored after interacting with toolbar.
● Fixed: Select All does not report correct size info for selected items.
● Fixed: Update/Replace WebBrowser control to use the Microsoft Edge browser.