Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Camera Bits Announces the Release of Photo Mechanic: Version 5

The much-anticipated Photo Mechanic: Version 5 is released with sale pricing for upgrades and new users.

Portland, Oregon, August 6, 2012 — The photo editing and image management process just got one step closer to perfection. Camera Bits (www.CameraBits.com) announced the release of Photo Mechanic: Version 5 for sale today.

Camera Bits will offer discount pricing for the first week of sales. Legacy users can upgrade their current version for $80 (regularly $90) and new users can purchase the software for $130 (regularly $150) until the sale period ends at 11:59 p.m. PST August 13, 2012.

“Photo Mechanic: Version 5’s new additions include significantly improved metadata handling capabilities,” said Dennis Walker, CEO & Founder. “All of the major IPTC fields are now supported and user’s can now customize the dialog layout. These extensions, combined with existing batch handling capabilities, make Photo Mechanic the choice for professionals who rely on photo metadata. We’ve also taken what is already a blazingly fast workflow tool and made it even faster!”

Some other new additions to Photo Mechanic: Version 5 include auto ingest, new IPTC/XMP fields, new Preview and Contact Sheet features as well as noticeably faster JPEG image handling.

“Our goal is to make the best software on the market for easy image organization, lightning-fast efficiency and valuable metadata options. This version does all that and more,” said Walker.

This version of the software will be the foundation of their anxiously awaited, Photo Mechanic: Collection, which
will feature software add-ons including cataloging and remote editing. Additionally, the sale announcement
occurs just one month after the launch of the company’s new brand identity and complete overhaul of their
website by the East Coast communications firm, Momenta Creative.

“It’s such an exciting time for all of us at Camera Bits,” said Katie Werremeyer, Chief Business Development Officer. “First, we launched our new identity and redesigned website which gave us a fresh new look. Today, we are releasing Photo Mechanic: Version 5, which is the first part of the new collection. Next, we will be finalizing the Photo Mechanic: Collection add-ons like remote editing and cataloging. There is a lot of innovation still to come from our development team that will set the industry on it’s ear.”

New and legacy users wishing to download, try or buy Photo Mechanic: Version 5 can visit the company’s website at http://www.camerabits.com. Camera Bits’ support and sales team can be reached directly Monday through Friday from 9 to 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. For tech questions, call +1-503-547-2888. For sales questions, call at +1.503.547.2800.


Since 1998, Camera Bits has enjoyed a unique reputation for reliability, speed and versatility in the world of professional photo editing applications. Boasting a user base of over 38,000, Photo Mechanic is the first choice of visual communications professionals around the world who depend on the application’s intelligently designed and streamlined photo editing workflow to fill the deadline needs for their clients.

Camera Bits sets itself apart by concentrating on the design of professional-class software which brings value by ease of use and speed, along with the best application user support industry-wide. Photo Mechanic is used internationally by industry leaders such as Associated Press, Getty Images, the US Armed Services, Poynter Institute and a great many prominent individual photographers in their studios and in the field.

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