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System Recommendations & Compatibility

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    Each Photo Mechanic license is able to be activated on up to 3 computers using MacOS or Windows. Licenses are not Operating System specific.

    Photo Mechanic operates almost identically in both Apple macOS® and Microsoft Windows®. MacOS and Windows use slightly different keyboard combinations for shortcuts. The menu bar for both versions shows you the keyboard shortcuts for each command.  

System Requirements to Run Photo Mechanic

    The minimum operating system requirements for Photo Mechanic and Photo Mechanic Plus are:
  • macOS 10.11.6 (El Capitan) – 11.x (Big Sur)
  • Windows 8 (64 bit), Windows 10 

    We generally suggest that our customers wait for at least three updates and back up their hard drives before upgrading to any new Operating System.

Additional Recommendations

  • At least 4GB of RAM (more if you're able, especially if you use Photo Mechanic alongside Adobe products).
  • Your free disk space needs to be at least twice the amount of the largest memory cards you will be ingesting.
  • A display with a minimum of 1024 by 768 using 32-bit color space or millions of colors. 

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