How can I prevent iPhoto from opening when connecting my camera to my Mac?

How can I prevent iPhoto from opening when connecting my camera to my Mac?

One man’s convenience is another’s annoyance—quash it in Image Capture’s preferences. 

 

Mac OS X and iApps like iPhoto are generally so intertwined that the solution to your problem seems archaic, but it’s simple nonetheless. Open Image Capture (/Applications) and select Image Capture > Preferences. Under the General tab, use the pull-down menu to choose a different application (or none at all if you prefer fishing files off your camera as a disk volume) to launch when you attach a digital camera.

 

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Chakar99

I tried this but there is no preferences file! Did Snow Leopard do away with it as it did so many other things?

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Anonymous

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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Charlie Osaka Japan

Eureka! This small problem has been giving me minor headaches for much too long now. Henceforth I shall be able to select my photos in the relative calm of Preview before I, & I alone, decree the pictures are worthy to serve up to the Great iPhoto! Ureshii!

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Crewdog

Worked great for me. Sort of silly you can't tell iPhoto to only extract photos when you launch the application instead of when you connect the camera.

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Anonymous

that did not work...
please explain better, i could not find image capture in applications

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Anonymous

A fast way to find it is do a search for "image capture", the finder will bring up the app for you. Then follow said instructions.

Regards,

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JakeB

I believe Image Capture is stored in the Utilities folder, which you'll find in the Applications folder.

best,
Jake

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