October 29

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Watch My 2-Part Basic Photo Mechanic Tutorial

By Dan

October 29, 2020

Last week, I told you about the new version of Photo Mechanic, which includes a full catalog and image database system. Being a longtime user of Photo Mechanic, this was very good news to my ears, and so I made a video that shows off this new feature.

I also promised to make a basic Photo Mechanic Tutorial that shows you how to use the program to manage your images, even if you don’t have a need for the catalog function.

This week, I posted a two-part video tutorial that shows walks you though the basics of Photo Mechanic, and how to use the essential functions for importing images, browsing, sorting, rating, tagging, adding captions and keywords, saving, exporting, uploading and even sending photos to an external editor. 

Photo Mechanic is one of, if not the best photo management system around, and I use it for nearly every single aspect of my regular workflow. I’ve even used it in conjunction with Lightroom, Photoshop, Capture One and Luminar, and I find that it adds increased efficiency to my process. One thing that I love about Photo Mechanic is that it is very easy to add watermarks.

If you’re a new Photo Mechanic user, or if you’re at all curious about the program, you’ll definitely want to check this out. You can watch the lessons here, or find them on on my YouTube Channel.

If you have any questions about Photo Mechanic, feel free to ask or post your questions/comments in the video comment section.

About the author

Hi, I'm Dan Bailey, a 20+ year pro outdoor and adventure photographer, and official FUJIFILM X-Photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska.


As a top rated blogger and author my goal is to help you become a better, more confident and competent photographer, so that you can have as much fun and creative enjoyment as I do.


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    Terry Bourk

    I have read you new book “Behind the Landscape.” I could not “put it down” meaning that I kept at it because each photo you presented/analyzed was interesting and informative. I am trying to develop an eye for composition (both the scene and the light).

    Thank you! The examples you present and the suggestions are very helpful. Purple Mountains, McKinley River and Wonder Lake are fascinating.


    Roger Sinclair

    You have done it again! Another triumph.

    Your generosity to share, the clarity of thought and concise explanation thereof is brilliant. Perhaps I should also mention the beautiful photos and the talent necessary to produce them.

    Thank you, Dan.