Camera Bits Fixed the Network Disk Performance Problem

Photo Mechanic 5 was giving me horrible performance writing to network disk (which is all my disk)—it would take 15 seconds or so to update the rating on a photo, for example. So I was still using version 4 on my desktop (I had switched to 5 on my laptop, where I’m nearly always accessing the local disk).

As I have been doing now and then, I upgraded to the latest V5 today, and ran a quick test—and was very pleased to find that it now updates ratings of photos on network disks quite promptly. Rotation also works fast (that was actually the first place I noticed this problem, back when).  (I’m sure I haven’t been hitting every upgrade, this could have been fixed a while back.)

So, kudos and thanks to Camera Bits from me today!


Photo Mechanic 4.6

Drat. The new release, first since I crossed into pay-for-upgrade territory, does add support for the Panasonic DMC LX-3 raw files (.RW2). And maybe other valuable things too, but support for my snapshot camera makes a big difference to usability for me.

(This is the one that does such tremendously fast display, and makes sorting through hundreds of photos in raw format tolerable.)