Preferences

General preferences
On startup: This is how you would like Photo Mechanic to behave when it launches. Do nothing Open empty contact sheet opens a contact sheet with no ...
Contact sheet preferences
Selection Method: Three options on how a selection may be made. The default (first) option is the one most people will be familiar with.  Default Sorting...
Files preferences
Move Photos to Trash/Recycle Bin: Check this box to move deleted items to your computer's Trash or Recycle Bin when possible instead of permanently d...
Launching preferences
Default application to edit photos: Choose an external editor to launch when using Edit photos. In this example, it is set to Adobe® Lightroom Class...
IPTC/XMP preferences
The IPTC / XMP Preferences section is where you set up how Photo Mechanic reads and writes IPTC and/or XMP metadata with photos in order to customize your...
Preview preferences
Enlarge photos to fit previews and slide shows: Check this box to have Photo Mechanic enlarge images that are smaller than the preview window or the sl...
Caching preferences
Location for Cache: Choose a folder where you would like Photo Mechanic to store cached thumbnails. On macOS, we recommend you use the default. Otherwi...
Render Cache preferences
Enable RAW Rendering: check this box to render RAW previews. This is helpful if you have made changes to the RAW files in other products, such as Adobe...
Color Management preferences
Default ICC Profile: Sets a profile to use if a file has no profile assigned to it. We recommend sRGB if you're not sure since most non-ICC capabl...
GPS preferences
Set the preferences if you have any GPS (Global Positioning System) data that you wish to associate with your photos for reverse geocoding. Reverse geo...