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Photo Mechanic

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Photo Mechanic
Developer(s)Camera Bits, Inc
Stable release
6.0[1] / March 25, 2019; 5 years ago (2019-03-25)
Operating systemMac OS X, Windows
Typeimage browser

Photo Mechanic is a front-end photo ingesting, tagging, and browsing tool by Portland, Oregon-based company Camera Bits.

Photo Mechanic supports the initial capture of photos from the camera, previewing and making selections, and tagging each photo with various types of IPTC metadata such as captions, keywords, and copyright notices.[2][3]

While Photo Mechanic has basic support for simple image edits, such as crops, it is meant to be used in concert with a dedicated photo editing program, such as Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.[citation needed] In contrast to competing products such as iView Media Pro, Adobe Bridge, or Extensis Portfolio, Photo Mechanic does not include photo cataloging or asset management features.[3]

Photo Mechanic uses the Metadata (IPTC) Template to label its photos.[4]


  1. ^ "Version 6.0 Camera Bits, Inc". home.camerabits.com.
  2. ^ Kelby, Scott. "My Sports Photography Workflow (so far)". Scott Kelby Photoshop Insider. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  3. ^ a b Luminous Landscape review of Photo Mechanic
  4. ^ "Where is the IPTC Stationery Pad in Phot..." Camera Bits.