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Camera Bits posts final version of Photo Mechanic 4.6.7  
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 | by Rob Galbraith
Initially available as a succession of public betas, Camera Bits has now posted the final version of Photo Mechanic 4.6.7 for Mac and Windows. The latest release of the speedy pro photo browser and longtime anchor in our own workflow corrects a number of minor bugs and adds or improves support for photos created with newer Canon and Olympus cameras.

The full list of stated changes is below.

  • Improved support for Canon EOS 60D, EOS 550D/Rebel T2i, EOS 600D/Rebel T3i, EOS 1000D/Rebel XS, and EOS 1100D/Rebel T3 models.
  • Added support for RAW ORF files from the Olympus E-5 and XZ-1.
  • Updated the SmugMug uploader template to work with the latest changes to the SmugMug service.
  • Updated the DF Studio LINK uploader template to support new features.
  • The spacebar now opens the preview dialog, regardless of the selection, and shows the first thumbnail of the contact sheet (with no selection) or the first thumbnail of the selected group (one or more).
  • Image in IPTC Info dialog should now be sharp, even when PM is instructed not to make high quality thumbnails.
  • Fixed an issue with the use of {seqn} in Ingest and having the sequence number reset.
  • Fixed the reading of serial numbers larger than 2147483647 for certain Canon models.
  • Added support for external flash exposure compensation tag for certain Nikon cameras and speedlights. The external flash exposure compensation is now added to the camera body's flash exposure compensation for models with built-in flash (e.g. D700).
  • Improved support for case sensitive file systems.
  • Fixed an issue with the Classic IPTC Stationery Pad and using Today's date as the default, which would end up applying the Capture Time to the IPTC data instead of Today's date.
  • Fixed an issue where switching the IPTC Date/Time popup from Capture Time to Date would show a strange date. Now the IPTC record of the image is consulted for its current IPTC Date/Time value.
    Fixed an issue with exporting preferences and the user had not yet used the Structured Keywords panel.
  • Fixed issues when entering several variables into the Keywords field, especially when using variables with substring extraction.
  • Preference for not modifying RAW files is now obeyed for Canon CR2 files when ingesting and copying.
  • (Mac) Fixed a crash bug when reading files and a read-error occurs (e.g. with corrupted flash cards).
  • (Mac) Fixed crashing issue where quickly and repeatedly pressing Command-W to close the Preview window would close the Preview and the Contact Sheet and later the application would crash.
  • (Mac) Fixed issue where attempting to launch Photoshop CS5 droplets would fail to launch droplet.
  • (Win) Fixed problem with launching photos into already running instance of Photoshop versions greater than 5.0.
  • (Win) Fixed an issue with the 'E' keyboard shortcut in the Preview window when no default editor had been set.
  • (Win) IPTC variables now work for header and footer when printing contacting sheets.
  • (Win) Updated libSDL to the latest version that fixes an issue with sound playback if the path/filename of the sound file had non-ASCII characters.

Photo Mechanic 4.6.7 is a free update for those who purchased a license as far back as February 2009. To upgrade a v3.x or later version that was purchased before February 2009, the cost is US$90. A new license is US$150.
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