Camera Bits Releases New Version of Photo Mechanic Image Browsing Software



June 9, 2010
Camera Bits has released a new update of its Photo Mechanic software with the introduction of v4.6.4. Photo Mechanic is a standalone image browser and workflow accelerator that lets you view your digital photos and displays "thumbnails" in a familiar "contact sheet" display window.

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 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.


PRESS RELEASE

Camera Bits, Inc. Updates Photo Mechanic with Series of Enhancements for Smoother, More Intelligent Operation

Version 4.6.4 Compliments Impressive List of Features with New Support for Popular Camera Models
 
Portland, Oregon – June 8, 2010 – Camera Bits, Inc., a pioneer in the development of software for professional digital photographers, has unveiled a bundle of new improvements for users of its popular Photo Mechanic™ photo browser and workflow tool.  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.
 
Along with the popular features released in version 4.6, including Live Ingest, geo-tagging and upload templates to services like SmugMug and Flickr, version 4.6.4 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 recognition of extended range ISO values (Lo and Hi) for Nikon cameras like the D3S.  The new version also enables new advanced workflows when combining Photo Mechanic's unique "variables" and "code replacements" features, such as the ability to split still images from movie files during ingest to aid the import of video clips into Final Cut Pro using Canon's EOS Movie plugin-E1.  Other minor bug fixes and tweaks include:
 
    •    Applying IPTC Stationery to JPEGs during Ingest on Snow Leopard Macs no longer causes slow Ingests to occur (added workaround for Apple OS X bug)
    •    The “Classic Exporter” template can now generate hierarchical galleries with an index page; just open a single contact sheet with multiple folders and each folder will be represented in a gallery
    •    A fix for properly launching photos into Photoshop CS5 on Windows
    •    Numerous other improvements available by clicking here
 
“Our customers have played a significant role in our success, and have been extremely helpful in providing feedback that enables us to further fine-tune Photo Mechanic to serve them even better,” said Dennis Walker, founder and president/CEO of Camera Bits.  “We’re excited to provide them with this latest update, and look forward to continually finding new ways to enhance their experience.”
 
This version is available as a free update for registrations good through February 2009.  To access the download, please visit http://www.camerabits.com/site/downloads.html.
 
Since its original release in February 1998, Photo Mechanic has been a mainstay of professional photojournalists in need of software to help them efficiently browse, caption, and manage digital photos. Photo Mechanic is by far the most popular photo-editing tool used by newspapers and press photographers in the USA, and agencies such as The Associated Press have standardized their workflow around Photo Mechanic.
 
About Camera Bits
Camera Bits is a pioneering provider of software for professional digital photographers. Technology visionary and president/CEO Dennis Walker founded the company in 1996 with a simple purpose - design powerful, intuitive software that will improve the workflow of the digital photographer. Among the first of Camera Bits' innovative developments were the unified color artifact and noise filter Quantum Mechanic, moiré pattern reducer Moiré Eraser, and "banding" noise filter Band Aide. The success of programs led to the development of the prize member of the Camera Bits' digital arsenal, Photo Mechanic, a photo browser and workflow accelerator that to-date is unmatched in its vast capabilities. To learn more about the history of Camera Bits, the technology behind its software, the man behind it all, on how to apply for educational discount, please visit www.camerabits.com or call (503) 547-2800.






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