Shotgun Software released Shotgun v5.4. this week. The company said it's the third major update of the production management software since it was purchased by Autodesk six months ago.

"The goal of the acquisition [by Autodesk] was to accelerate the development of features we know our clients need to succeeed," said Shotgun co-founder Don Parker, now a senior director at Autodesk, in a prepared statement. Watch the video, below, to see some of the new features in action.

The new version improves support for reviewing movies and still images, with pan and zoom functionality that allows users to more quickly see and evaluate detail in images before offering feedback. Still images, including concept art and storyboards, can be displayed at high resolutions with improved color management.

Shotgun is now customizable on a per-project basis, allowing multi-disciplinary studios to create different processes for different types of projects. Thumbnails can be set to automatically update to reflect the latest submissions, and producers have new options for tracking the dates of different deliverables associated with a project. 

The upgrade to Shotgun v5.4 is free for current users. Shotgun costs $49/person per month, with a premium support option running an additional $39/person per month. Volume discounts start at more than 100 seats.