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Offline Kirk Baker

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Photo Mechanic public beta
« on: February 14, 2008, 01:00:36 PM »
Hello everyone,

Photo Mechanic version 4.5.3 Beta 1 is now available for Mac OS X and Windows.

Download the Mac OS X version here.
Download the Windows version here.

Here are the release notes:

* Improved speed of parsing IPTC/XMP metadata containing numerous keywords.
* Optimized loading of IPTC/XMP metadata for large TIFF files.
* (Mac) Improved the speed of Navigator updating especially for network volumes.
* Send Photos via Email can now optionally preserve Exif data on emailed images.
* The FTP command no longer clears XMP-only fields on saved-as photos.
* Fixed a problem introduced in 4.5.3 with updating the TIFF rotation tag on some RAW formats.
* The Apply checkboxes in the IPTC Stationery Pad dialog are now automatically checked when using the popup menu lists to the right of each field.
* Changing the setting for viewing unknown files as proxies now takes effect immediately.
* The IPTC date can now go back to dates several hundred years in the past.
* The Select Date Range dialog can now select dates further in the past.
* (Mac) Automatic closing of contact sheet tabs when a volume is unmounted now waits until all modal dialogs have closed.
* (Mac) Fixed Leopard-related problem that occurred when using Spaces while a modal dialog was active in Photo Mechanic.
* (Mac) Printing Proofs and Contact Sheets while using the new preview capability in the Leopard print job dialog no longer causes the {page} variable to get out of sync.
* (Win) The Preview window no longer flips the image when viewing the bottom-left corner of the image while zoomed-in at 100% or greater.
* (Win) The setting for constrained crop setting now sticks between launches of Photo Mechanic.

The beta expire date is February 29th.  We expect to have the final version out by that date.