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Offline Kirk Baker

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Photo Mechanic public beta 3
« on: December 21, 2009, 04:54:13 PM »
Hello Everyone,

We are pleased to announce the second public beta version of Photo Mechanic  This new version addresses a couple of issues that were discovered after the release of Photo Mechanic

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

Version Information

* (Win) Fixed a hanging bug in the Import GPS Coordinates command.
* Changed how QuickTime files are opened to prevent QuickTime from showing UI dialogs/windows on our background threads which would cause Photo Mechanic to crash.
* (Mac) Ingest now uses OS-supplied copy facility to copy images from the card.  This was done in an attempt to speed up Ingests on Mac OS X 10.6.x.
* (Mac) Copy/Move of files via drag and drop now handles case where multiple files with the same name are copied/moved to the drop destination folder.  Files that arrive and have a file with the same name at the destination are now renamed to allow them to exist at the destination folder.
* FTP and SFTP uploader templates now handle destination folder paths with {variables} in such a way that attached files (e.g. XMP and WAV sidecar files) will end up in the same destination folder as the photo they belong to.  Also, using variables like {folderpath} now return the path to the original image where it resides.
* Added preference to control whether Structured Keywords will be written only to the lr:hierarchicalSubject field or if they will be written to both the hierarchicalSubject field and dc:subject field when updating XMP.  All keywords, flat or structured will be always written to the IPTC keywords field since there is no other place to put them in IPTC.
* Improved handling of low memory conditions.