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Offline Craig_S44

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Photomechanic Subscription Model
« on: November 13, 2023, 05:53:28 PM »
Hi Folks,

I see you are moving to a subscription model.

I would really like you to publish a development road map of what wonderful new things will be coming as a result of this.

At the moment, you have a great product that a large number of your customers only use  to tag, delete, rename and in the press core - send off to editors.

For this to be a viable prospect, I am going to want to see

1.) Face Detection / ability to embed metadata to found images.
2.) QR code reading / ITPC Embedding.
3.) Blink detection, auto tagging
4.) Additional ways to label images - does not have to be integrated with Lightroom, I just often need more than 6 options to star images (including 0), being able to label by the alphabet would be great so that I can sort large jobs with 7 or 8 photographers for renumbering
5.) embracing AI in ways that I can not even think of atm.

Do the first 3 and you open a whole new market in the Team and Volume / Schools space

Nice that you are having a 40% off sale, but with support ending in 6 1/2 months, that's really closer to a pro-rata full price sale.

Craig


Offline Maxime

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Re: Photomechanic Subscription Model
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2023, 02:43:54 AM »
a bib number detection would great, and not too complicated, maybe using some cloud services from googleAI or AWS...and that would certainly justify a monthly subscription

Offline Roger Vikstrom

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Re: Photomechanic Subscription Model
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2023, 11:45:26 PM »
anyone knows when this will happen ?Camera Bits will soon be transitioning away from selling Photo Mechanic as a perpetual license and moving to a subscription model

Offline Jeff Vogan

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Re: Photomechanic Subscription Model
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2023, 09:01:46 PM »
Their plans appear to be to offer both the perpetual license and subscription model.  To get the latest and greatest new features, you'll likely to need the subscription model.

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Re: Photomechanic Subscription Model
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2023, 09:06:13 PM »
Craig, there is already capabilities that are extremely powerful for team and volume photographers.  You are asking for a QR code, which I assume you want to them write info into a specific field.  For years I have been using a way that I find faster and more efficient than QR codes.  I use Hot Codes.  I photograph each athlete in an operate folder and use the Hot Code to create a folder named after them and rename the images after them.  I can also add their team, age, gender, age, Coach's name, etc.  Tons of information can be added easily and there is no need to create all of the QR codes.  I made a Youtube video a few weeks ago for Camera Bits, Photo Mechanic 201, on my youtube channel @jeffvoganphotography