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Photo Mechanic 6, Build 6784
« on: March 23, 2023, 12:37:49 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 6738 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 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 6784 (03/16/2023)

• Added: Allow Licensors phone number type to include an unspecified option.
• Added: Disregard case on sorting of IPTC lists.
• Added: Support for more file types in Live Ingest.  Live Ingest now supports all still media types. It also pairs HIF files with RAW and WAV for renaming.
• Added: Visual context for individual file upload status to Uploader window.
• Added: {rand3} and {rand4} variables for 000-999 and 0000-9999 ranges.
• Fixed: Uploaders - the number of "Sent:" files does not accurately reflect the number of successful transmissions.
• Fixed: Thumbnails do not appear correctly in exported web gallery when # symbol exists in image file name and 'Use original filenames for images' checkbox is selected.
• Fixed: Live ingest "STOP" takes too long on slow NAS volumes.
• Fixed: Metadata template does not evaluate variables within code replacements.
• Fixed: Live Ingest creating bad jpeg files when wait times are too short.
• Fixed: Upload progress bar can jump around unexpectedly.
• Fixed: Crash caused by Amazon S3 uploader when using the maximum number of connections.
• Fixed: Ingest & Live Ingest Folder name field is not evaluating hot codes from nested variables.
• Fixed: Retouchup uploader - display notification when selected retouching level isn't supported.
• Fixed: {altitude} variable no longer returns a value for some files.
• Fixed: Ignore "Whole words" setting in Find and Replace when more than one term is used.
• Fixed: Photoshelter uploader will cause high CPU usage when no account is added.

• Fixed: Cursor appears before first character in Metadata Info and Template windows if typing begins too quickly.
• Fixed: Import/Export Prefs - Long entry names aren't displayed.
• Fixed: Deselecting 'Enlarge photos to fit previews and slide shows' checkbox in Preview Preferences no longer functions for lower resolution images.
• Removed: "Automatically Rescan when folder contents change" from Contact Sheet preferences, as it is no longer functional on modern macOS systems.

• Added: Warning when deleting folders from Navigator and Favorites.
• Fixed: Contact sheet does not update when right-click dragging a selection to the Navigator/Favorites and choosing to move files.
• Fixed: Close contact sheet tab after deleting folder in Navigator and Favorites.
• Fixed: crash when emailing images when the system that powers Reverse Geocoding and sending email via SMTP is disabled.  If you want to send photos to email recipients via SMTP, you’ll have to visit the GPS page of the Preferences dialog and enable Reverse Geocoding.