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kengai

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Photo Mechanic and Lightroom
« on: June 10, 2018, 04:37:39 AM »

What do you think of this software?
I use Lightroom, but I've heard about it very well.
How did you include Photo Mechanic in the workflow with LR?
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Re: Photo Mechanic and Lightroom
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2018, 05:14:51 AM »

Use it to cull images before importing all of them into LR.

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Re: Photo Mechanic and Lightroom
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2018, 06:30:26 AM »

What do you think of this software?
I use Lightroom, but I've heard about it very well.
How did you include Photo Mechanic in the workflow with LR?

It's a fast way to review pictures and add metadata tags, and is good at what it does. I would only bother with it if you often have large numbers of photos to review and have no need to adjust images as part of the review process.

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Re: Photo Mechanic and Lightroom
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2018, 03:53:59 PM »

PhotoMechanic is great for sports shooters, or anyone working under a deadline to deal with lots of photos.  PM doesn't need to do the import that Lightroom does, so things like quickly culling shots to the ones that you can upload is huge.  It's not an editor, it's a cull, crop/basic adjustment & caption tool.  AP & USA Today Sports live & die by it.

My other favorite feature is the variable code replacement, so you can quickly (and correctly) get player captions built without copy & paste.  http://wiki.camerabits.com/en/index.php/Speeding_Up_Captioning

The 30 day free trial should give you plenty of experience to see if it is right for you.
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