updated 04:05 pm EST, Wed November 18, 2009
Browser ingests, renames, geotags photos
MacNN has reviewed Photo Mechanic, a professional photo browser that offers options for renaming, captioning and geocoding groups of photos. Photos can also be rotated, watermarked and given new metadata, as well as saved to backup. When browsing, images can be displayed in a contact sheet or else zoomed in for detail.
Photo Mechanic requires Mac OS 10.4.11 or higher, and is Snow Leopard-ready. The app is described as less powerful than the combination of Photoshop and Bridge CS4, but substantially cheaper at $150 instead of $700. It is nevertheless more expensive than Photoshop Elements 8, which also includes Bridge at a price of $99.