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All menus in Photo Mechanic follow certain conventions: A single menu item will directly execute a command e.g. Close. A menu item followed by an ellipsis (...) will bring up a dialog box with more options. A menu item with a small triangle to the right leads to a submenu with further choices.

File menu

[SCREENSHOT file menu]

New Window: Opens a copy of Photo Mechanic in a new window. Contact Sheet tabs may be moved between open Windows simply by dragging them from one window to another.

New Contact Sheet Tab...: Opens a new tab in the current Window.

Open contact sheet...: Choose a folder of images to be browsed.

Open Recent...: Choose from a list of recently opened contact sheets.

Close Window: Close currently displayed Contact Sheet Window.

Close Contact Sheet Tab: Close the current Contact Sheet tab.

Ingest...: Opens the Ingest dialog to copy images from external sources like CF cards.

Live Ingest...: Opens the Live Ingest dialog. Live Slide Show: Opens the Live Slide Show dialog.

Remember Folders as a Favorite...: This command is only active when the current Contact Sheet tab is browsing multiple folders. When used, this command ‘remembers’ the set of folders as a Favorite in the Favorites panel.

Rename Photos...: Renames selected photos. Copy/Move Photos...: Copies or moves selected photos to a new destination, photos can be renamed and IPTC Stationery can be applied.

Delete Photos...: Deletes selected photos from computer by moving them to the Trash or deleting them immediately. There is an optional confirmation dialog for this operation.

Save Photos as...: Saves photos in a variety of ways, with options for resizing, cropping, compressing and renaming. Burn Photos to Disc...: Burn images to CD or DVD.

Send Photos via email...: Send selected images by email, with resizing, compression and renaming options.

FTP Photos as...: Transmits images by File Transfer Protocol to a remote server via the Internet. There are options for sizing, compressing and renaming.

Upload: Sends images to your online accounts. There are options for sizing, compressing and renaming.

Export: Opens the Export dialog for HTML Web page creation or Text and XMP Exports.

Import GPS Coordinates...: Opens the Import GPS Coordinates dialog and allows you to import supported GPS log file formats onto your photos.

Page Setup...: Set up your printer for making Contact Sheets or Proofs.

Print...: Prints selected images as either a contact sheet view or a series of individual proofs. There are full layout and captioning options based on variables.