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Photo Mechanic 6, Build 6645
« on: November 17, 2022, 12:30:28 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 6552 build.


NOTE: This build does not solve the performance issues some users are encountering on macOS Ventura.  We are working with Apple to solve this problem.


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 8 or higher.  If you are using Windows 7, or lower, you will need to upgrade to Windows 8 or higher in order to use Photo Mechanic 6.

Version 6.0 Build 6645 11/09/2022

• Added: new 'Alternative Text' and 'Extended Description' fields.  These fields are active by default.  You can customize the Metadata (IPTC) Info and Metadata (IPTC) Template dialogs to hide them if you wish from the Accessibility page of the Preferences dialog.
• Fixed: Find operation on filenames only for Contact Sheets opened from Navigator/Favorites takes 5-10 minutes for Progress: Gathering Metadata.
• Fixed: Folder path preview under "in specified directory" in FTP Uploader window does not show destination folder when too many characters.
• Fixed: Dropbox template fails to update the access token during upload.
• Fixed: Pre-existing embedded XMP metadata in RAW file is not copied to the XMP sidecar file Photo Mechanic initially creates.
• Fixed: XMP sidecar is disassociated from RAW with XMP reliant workflow when rotating or other operations.
• Fixed: SFTP upload speed is much slower than other templates.
• Fixed: No error message appears when Uploaders fail to create a copy of transmitted photos.
• Fixed: Reverse Geocache preventing users from getting latest database changes.

• Added: Set application path for Browse with PM service on main application startup.
• Fixed: Photo Mechanic hangs when attempting to open files from a kDrive with Lite Sync enabled.
• Fixed: (Ventura) Cursor does not appear in field on click in Metadata (IPTC) Template window nor Metadata (IPTC) Info window.

• Added: Allow Uploader/FTP window to open when no contact sheet tab exists.
• Added: Missing shortcut for selecting images with no color class.  Note: Windows Input Method switching may interfere with the functioning of the shortcut (Ctrl+Shift+0) and may have to be changed in the Keyboard Control Panel's "Input language hot keys."
• Fixed: MAPI error when trying to use SMTP in Send Photos via Email feature when MAPI is not installed or no client MAPI application is available.