Photo Mechanic 5 Now Available

Photo Mechanic 5

Photo Mechanic 5 is finally available as a full release.  Photo Mechanic has been the industry standard for image management in the photo journalist world for years.  Version 5 adds “significantly improved metadata handing capabilities” with all major IPTC fields supported.

Additionally, Camera Bits claims that it has made Photo Mechanic even faster, which sounds amazing given just how fast the prior version of Photo Mechanic is.

Photo Mechanic 5 is available for new users for $150.  Existing users can snag the upgrade for $90.  Additional sale prices are available at launch through August 20, 2012.  More details on Photo Mechanic’s website.

Photo Mechanic Available for $60 Until April 30

Photo Mechanic is a robust image organization program that provides nearly instant review of RAW images (even at 100% magnification) and normally retails for $150.  In celebration of the company’s 15th anniversary, Photo Mechanic 4.6 will be available for $60 through April 30, 2011.

If you aren’t familiar with the software and how it fits in a photographer’s workflow, check out Photography Bay’s Photo Mechanic Review.  You can purchase Photo Mechanic through Camera Bits’ website.

Photo Mechanic Review

Photo Mechanic is solid piece of photo organization software.  It is not an image editor, but it’s just as critical to your workflow if you shoot a lot of photos.  Camera Bits (the maker of Photo Mechanic) says, “Photo Mechanic sets out to be the most useful Photo Workflow Software on the market today.  It does this by being logical in operation, intuitive in use and, most importantly of all, performing its functions as quickly as possible.”

All those things are true, but that last part “. . . as quickly as possible” is what makes Photo Mechanic such a hit for me.

Ever shoot a few hundred or a few thousand images in a day?  Do you shoot in RAW format and hate waiting for the those 100% previews to load in Lightroom?  Do you need to view your photos faster?  If you said “yes” to any of these, then you will see an immediate benefit to putting Photo Mechanic in your workflow. [Read more...]

Photo Mechanic 4.6.5 Released

Camera Bits has released an updated version of Photo Mechanic.  Version 4.6.5 adds a number of new features to the powerful workflow software, including live ingest, embed GPS coordinates in photos, new upload templates for secure FTP, Amazon S3, Flickr, SmugMug, Zenfolio and more.

You can download or learn more about Photo Mechanic 4.6.5 on Camera Bits website.

Photo Mechanic 4.6.4 Released

Camera Bits has updated Photo Mechanic to version 4.6.4. Features found in version 4.6.4 of Photo Mechanic are designed to increase the speed and ease with which photographers can browse, caption and manage large digital photo collections. This latest version offers even faster browsing and new support for RAW files captured by the popular Olympus E-P2 and E-PL1 cameras as well as Phase One models, and other features designed to address overall user-friendliness across both Mac and Microsoft-based platforms.

The new version is available on Camera Bits’ website.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]

Camerabits and Photo Mechanic 4.6.2 News

Photo Mechanic

Camera Bits has launched a new camerabits.com website for its forums, library of video tutorials and other content.  Additionally, Camera Bits has introduced version 4.6.2 of Photo Mechanic, which adds features including improvements to uploading templates,  stability, speed and service improvements for both Leopard and Snow Leopard and more.

See the press release below for more details. [Read more...]