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Photo Mechanic Plus, build 6738
« on: January 18, 2023, 03:59:55 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 6645 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 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 Plus.

Photo Mechanic Plus (R6738) 01/11/2023

• Added: Uploaders - increase the maximum number of concurrent uploads to eight.  This significantly increases the performance of uploading images, depending on the service and server.  This setting is adjusted in the Connection Settings accessed from the Upload dialog.
• Added: Support for Sony a7Rm5 and ZV-1F models’ makernote data.
• Added: Ability to force a full rescan of a Contact Sheet, even if the directories have not changed.  Hold down the Modifier Key (Option on macOS, Shift on Windows) while choosing the Rescan menu item from the View menu.
• Fixed: Amazon S3 uploader - allow client to specify login region.
• Fixed: No error message appears when Uploaders fail to create a copy of transmitted photos.
• Fixed: When importing preferences, do not import upload connections that already exist.
• Fixed: "Apply" checkbox does not clear for Alt Text or Extended Description fields in Metadata Template dialog.
• Fixed: Append checkbox for Extended Description field changes state to 'checked' when the Clear button is selected.
• Fixed: Not displaying GPS information in JPEG files from Vivo X60 Pro smartphone camera.
• Fixed: Adjusted the default number of lines for the Alt Text field from eight to two and the Extended Description field from eight to three.

• Fixed: Improved preview and thumbnail performance on macOS Ventura and on older macOS versions, especially when running on Apple Silicon Macs.  Intel-based Macs should also see performance improvements as well, but they were unaffected by the macOS Ventura release.
• Fixed: Crash that could occur when dragging and dropping from a Spotlight-search contact sheet (or when forcing a Rescan on one).
• Fixed: Video controls not High-DPI aware.
• Fixed: Space bar does not play video in Preview window after switching to a new image until cursor is within Preview area.
• Fixed: Command-A in Find window text box does not select all text.
• Fixed: Autocomplete not functioning as expected for {variables}.
• Fixed: 'Erase Source Disks after Ingest' only erases unlocked images (only an issue on macOS Ventura.)

• Fixed: Cannot add/update Multi-folder Favorite from multi-folder Contact Sheet.