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, Dec 20, 2019 at 11:14 AM
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....
Tue, May 5, 2020 at 12:24 PM
View Live Slide Shows
A Live Slide Show works like a slightly simplified variation of the Slide Show view, except that instead of using a selection of images from the contact she...
Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 10:50 AM
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 th...
Wed, May 20, 2020 at 2:56 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, Nov 20, 2019 at 10:52 AM
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 disk ig...
Tue, Nov 19, 2019 at 4:22 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...
Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 10:52 AM
Search for photos using the Find feature
Find searches through photos within an active contact sheet tab. You can open the Find window by either navigating to Edit> Find or using the keyboard sh...
Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Use Gstreamer to view video thumbnails and previews on Windows
You can install GStreamer, a free application to view thumbnails and previews. Follow these instructions carefully. As of Photo Mechanic 6 Build 4851, yo...
Thu, Jul 9, 2020 at 10:15 AM
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...
Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 3:12 PM