Contact sheet and preview

Viewing 2-Up previews
To review, rate, and crop photos side-by-side (2-Up) use the preview window.  From a contact sheet, select a slide. Use either the magnifying glass icon or...
Fri, Jun 28, 2019 at 1:46 PM
How to crop photos
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. ...
Fri, Jun 28, 2019 at 1:36 PM
How to rotate photos
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 thr...
Fri, Jun 28, 2019 at 1:39 PM
How to create and manage slide shows from a contact sheet
Slide Show view can be used to display photos for clients, facilitate group editing, or as part of a workflow to rate and tag selected photos with a full-sc...
Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 1:26 PM
How to change the background color on your contact sheets
If you don't like the default interface colors on contact sheets, you can change them. Swapping colors is particularly useful if the background or othe...
Fri, Jun 28, 2019 at 11:54 AM
Use Gstreamer 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 Ph...
Fri, Jun 28, 2019 at 1:33 PM
How to customize thumbnail labels in contact sheets
In addition to showing the filename, you can add up to three labels to your thumbnail previews in contact sheets. Use the power of variables to display usef...
Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 3:45 PM