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By Harald

MGM 1.7.0 released: Full support for collections, start synchronization in preview mode, live transfer progress, support for 2nd monitor and more

I am proud to release the next version of Media Gallery Manager, MGM 1.7.0, that is packed with lots of new features.
The highlights are:
Full Support for Collections
  • Create/modify/delete collections with editing all properties of collections like title/caption/keywords as well as custom reference and sort order.
  • Add single or multiple selected photos to collections or remove selected photos from a collection.
Start Synchronization in Preview Mode
  • Start synchronization in preview mode
  • MGM does a full synchronization and adds image files to be uploaded or downloaded to the appropriate queue.
  • Review the image files queued for upload/download.
  • Actually start the upload/download by pressing the Resume Upload or Resume Download button.
  • Not happy with the synchronization? Cancel all pending uploads/downloads.
Live Transfer Progress
  • Watch the overall progress for all queued uploads and downloads in realtime.
  • Watch how many files have been uploaded/downloaded out of the number of queued uploads/downloads.
  • Watch how many megabytes out of the total volume have been uploaded/downloaded so far.
  • Watch the elapsed time and the remaining time to finish all queued uploads/downloads.
  • Visually catch the current overall transfer progress from large progress bars.
Support for 2nd Monitor and customization of the application window
  • Display the information panels "Download Queue", "Upload Queue", "Protocol" and "Live Transfer Progress" in a second window.
  • Move the information window onto the 2nd monitor.
  • Configure any combination of the information panels that shall be displayed in the 2nd window. The remaining panels are displayed in the main window.
  • Hide the gallery toolbars and/or the transfer toolbar to gain more real estate on the main window for the tree and thumbnail view.
  • The application remembers all customizations as well as size and position of the main window and 2nd window upon restart of the application.
Little new features that make everyday use easier and more comfortable
  • Pause/Resume pending uploads and downloads. Use this feature to temporarily make the full bandwidth of your internet connection available for other applications.
  • Added menu items to remove all successful uploads/downloads from the queue. This can be handy when a huge amount of finished uploads/downloads are in the queue but some have failed and one wants to quickly get the filenames of the images that have not been uploaded/downloaded.
  • Open the user protocol file in the default text viewer of your operation system. The user protocol file contains log entries as seen in the protocol panel from all past usages of Media Gallery Manager not only the current session.
  • Added context menus to the thumbnail views for local harddrive and Zenfolio galleries as well as the "Download Queue" and the "Upload Queue" panels. To get the context menus move the mouse over the panels and click the right mouse button. (In the thumbnail views at least one image must be selected to get the popup menu.)
  • Added keyboard shortcuts for new functionality. See the complete overview of all keyboard shortcuts on this help page in the Help Center.

On the next start of Media Gallery Manager you should be prompted that the new version of the application is available for download. Accept the download to upgrade your installation. If you do not get the upgrade automatically download the latest version from the download page.

During working on Media Gallery Manager I'm drinking lots of lots of coffee! If you find Media Gallery Manager a great way to upload your images to Zenfolio and maintain your online galleries please consider to buy me some coffee. Send me your donation via the Paypal buttons on this page.

As always I appreciate your feedback. How does Media Gallery Manager fit into your workflow? Ideas for new features and improvements are always welcome. Just leave me a note on the contact page.

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