Getting started

Ingesting photos with Photo Mechanic
Ingest is the name of the process Photo Mechanic uses to import and copy photos from a card, folder, or other location. You can save time using the Ingest p...
Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 4:04 PM
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 folde...
Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 4:04 PM
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 c...
Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 3:33 PM
Using the Metadata (IPTC) Template
The Metadata (IPTC) Template gives you control over IPTC metadata to efficiently add information to an individual, group, or batch of photos. Note: the Meta...
Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 4:34 PM
Introduction to Photo Mechanic variables
Variables in Photo Mechanic are placeholders for metadata information contained in a photo. For example, {filename} is a placeholder for the actual filename...
Mon, Sep 16, 2019 at 4:47 PM
Copying photos
Keyboard Shortcut Copy Photo Mac: ⌘-Y Windows: Ctrl-Y     You can also use drag and drop to copy or move photos. Note: Drag and drop from a camera...
Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Using star ratings and color classes with Adobe Lightroom and other apps
Photo software, such as Adobe Lightroom Classic® and Apple Aperture® can recognize star ratings and color classes. However, in order for this to work, the ...
Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 9:03 AM
Introduction to code replacements in Photo Mechanic
Photo Mechanic’s code replacement speeds up captioning of often-used terms or names like those used in sports photography but can be used to make a shorthan...
Wed, Sep 18, 2019 at 8:55 AM
Where do I send ideas and feature requests?
We'd love to hear from you! Please submit your idea on our feature request forum.
Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 10:48 AM