Contact Sheet and Preview

Introduction to Photo Mechanic contact sheets

The Contact Sheet View in Photo Mechanic is the main window to view thumbnails of all of your images, whether you ingest them from your camera or open folders on your hard drive. Contact sheets allow you to rap...

How to zoom and check for critical focus

Photo Mechanic provides multiple ways to check for critical focus while previewing your photos. The Loupe Cursor From the contact sheet view, the Loupe Cursor is a magnifying glass that allows you to previe...

Viewing 2-Up previews

To review, rate and crop photos side-by-side (2-up) use the preview window. From the preview window, select either horizontal or vertical orientation (keyboard shortcuts "h" and "v.") Select images to com...

How to rotate a photo

You can rotate the appearance of photos in the contact sheet or preview window by using the arrow buttons. You can also select and rotate multiple photos through the Image menu. Rotations in Photo Mechanic a...

How to view video thumbnails and previews on Windows

In order to view video thumbnails and previews in Photo Mechanic 6 on Windows, you need to install GStreamer, a free application. (In previous versions of Photo Mechanic, this was handled by QuickTime for Windo...

How to crop a photo

Photo Mechanic applies a non-destructive crop to photos, meaning that the original version of the photo is still available when you export cropped versions. You can find the crop tools in the side panel of th...

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