Photo Mechanic 6 and Photo Mechanic Plus will run on any Mac running MacOS 10.11 El Capitan or later.
If your Mac has an Apple Silicon-based processor, Photo Mechanic will require an emulation layer called Rosetta 2 in order to run. The first time you launch Photo Mechanic, or any other application that requires Rosetta 2, your operating system will prompt you to install it.
If MacOS does not prompt you to install Rosetta 2, you can run the following command in the Terminal application to manually install Rosetta 2.
After pressing the Return key, the Rosetta installer will run and have you agree to the license agreement.
There are no known issues in the most recently released builds of Photo Mechanic and Photo Mechanic Plus that can be attributed to emulation via Rosetta 2.
Our testing of Photo Mechanic under Rosetta 2 emulation has shown performance that is as good as or better than the same version of Photo Mechanic running on an Intel-based Mac. If you do encounter an issue with Photo Mechanic, please get in touch our Support Team, we are happy to help!
A future version of Photo Mechanic will be written for Apple Silicon Processors, but we do not currently have a timeline for when this new version will be released. To stay up to up to date with the latest Photo Mechanic news, Follow us Twitter or Facebook, or keep an eye on our announcements forum.