Camera Bits, the company founded in 1996 by Dennis Walker (co-author of the award winning game Dungeon Master) has released today its newest product, Photo Mechanic Plus.
Photo Mechanic is a sort of instant classic, a little gem well-known in the photojournalism business, thanks to its IPTC metadata tools.
But Photo Mechanic isn’t just for photojournalists; its speed and organizational tools now help all professional photographers work faster and more efficiently. For over 20 years and counting, Photo Mechanic remains the go-to software for professional photographers around the world.
The latest release features all of the ingestion, code replacement, and other features within the standard Photo Mechanic program, but takes it a step further by adding a full-fledged digital asset manager (DAM) for organizing and sorting through your photographs with ease, not unlike Adobe Photoshop Bridge or the Catalog module in Lightroom.
Camera Bits claims you can scroll through a million photos without a pause in its new DAM, and anyone who’s used Photo Mechanic knows how quickly the program is capable of displaying and sorting through thousands of images without bringing your computer to a halt.
Other features includes:
Powerful Search Box
Search gives you the power of simple or complex searches to find what you’re looking for across multiple drives
Craft exact advanced searches and then save them to always be able to find exactly what you need
Browse by date, camera, lens, rating, color class … anything you need!
Use, search, or browse multiple catalogs at once. Keep yourself organized among several projects or search through everything!
Use collections to combine images from multiple folders or drives into cohesive units to keep yourself organized or present to clients.
A perpetual single-user license will set you back $229, while an upgrade from Photo Mechanic 5 and Photo Mechanic 6 will set you back $179 and $90, respectively.
A 30-day free trial is available as well if you want to take Photo Mechanic Plus for a spin before purchasing a license.
More info on Camera Bits’ website.