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Old Jun 22, 2009, 03:03 PM   #1
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'Cameras': Customizing OS X Automatic App Launching for Multiple Cameras



Cameras, a new application for Mac OS X from Flexibits, allows users with multiple cameras to customize OS X's automatic application launches on a camera-by-camera (and even iPhone) basis.
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Do you have multiple cameras?
Do you spend time quitting iPhoto every time you connect your iPhone?
Wish you could have your DSLR open Aperture and have iPhoto launch when you connect your point-and-shoot camera?
If so, Cameras is the solution you've been waiting for.

With familiar System Preference functionality, Cameras allows you to manage what happens when you connect your:

- Digital camera
- iPhone
- Digital media reader
- Any photo device
The application also provides the ability to specify whether or not images are automatically downloaded from a given device when it is connected to the user's computer.

Cameras comes with a free 14-day trial period, and a full license is priced at $9.95.

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Old Jun 22, 2009, 03:10 PM   #2
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Looks like a handy little app
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Old Jun 22, 2009, 03:56 PM   #3
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$9.95? Really?

It's annoying but not that annoying.
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Old Jun 22, 2009, 04:02 PM   #4
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$9.95? Really?

It's annoying but not that annoying.
Exactly, it sounds like a script with a UI.

Sorry but make this a free app and people will be more likely to buy your more robust software.
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Old Jun 22, 2009, 04:06 PM   #5
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Annoying ? Yes - that its not part of this 21st century OS prefs as standard !
Not $10 annoying though.
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Old Jun 22, 2009, 04:14 PM   #6
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They provided a solution to a problem--they're free to charge what they like.

That's one of TWO iPhone synching annoyances I have. The other:

I synch my iPhone with two Macs (mail/contacts/bookmarks/photos on my laptop, and apps/media on my desktop). This works great--I just check different boxes on one machine than on the other. But BOTH machines keep backups. Wasted time and space. I only want backups on the desktop machine.
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Old Jun 22, 2009, 07:46 PM   #7
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ok, maybe its something apple should fix, but i would put it at or near the bottom of the list.

I mean, how the hell hard is it to turn off automatic application launching and just launch the application you want via spotlight when you connect the device. Most of the time, I connect a device and then switch to another "space" to open. if it automatically opened when i connected the device, the app would be incorrectly opening on the previous desktop space.
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Old Jun 22, 2009, 08:05 PM   #8
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I only want backups on the desktop machine.
You could try this command in the Terminal:

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 defaults write com.apple.iTunes DeviceBackupsDisabled -bool true
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Old Jun 22, 2009, 08:06 PM   #9
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXNu4aWzqi4

Image Capture in Snow Leopard looks like you can do this exact thing..
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$10 for opening apps for me.... No, thank you!
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXNu4aWzqi4

Image Capture in Snow Leopard looks like you can do this exact thing..
Wow, thanks for that link. Image Capture and Preview are hugely improved in Snow Leopard - Can't wait!

I also noticed that when he closed the Image Capture window the application really closed - what I mean is that the application truly closed in the dock without having to Quit. Is there a way to get applications to do this in Leopard or is this a new feature of Snow Leopard?

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Old Jun 23, 2009, 12:33 AM   #12
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I also noticed that when he closed the Image Capture window the application really closed - what I mean is that the application truly closed in the dock without having to Quit. Is there a way to get applications to do this in Leopard or is this a new feature of Snow Leopard?
It has to be set specifically in each app through code, not a general setting.
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It has to be set specifically in each app through code, not a general setting.
That's what I suspected. thanks for the info.
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Old Jun 23, 2009, 05:36 AM   #14
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So, what happened to the site now? The message makes it seem like they're removing the price tag, but maybe I'm just too optimistic.
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Old Jun 23, 2009, 06:16 AM   #15
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Good News

Good News Guys, looks like they're giving it away for free!!!
check out yourself.
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Wow, thanks for that link. Image Capture and Preview are hugely improved in Snow Leopard - Can't wait!

I also noticed that when he closed the Image Capture window the application really closed - what I mean is that the application truly closed in the dock without having to Quit. Is there a way to get applications to do this in Leopard or is this a new feature of Snow Leopard?
Because it's a single document (or windowed) app that's why it closed. Compare with System Preferences, same thing.
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I quite like how plugging in my iPhone starts iphoto, the computer doesn't go to sleep and the phone keeps charging.
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i love that fact that iphoto starts up when i plug in
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Old Jul 3, 2009, 10:33 AM   #20
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...for $9.95, I'll just keep all my "automatically launch" options off. I just use image capture, regardless if it's DSLR or point-and-shoot. Then I manually shove them into the folders I choose.
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...for $9.95, I'll just keep all my "automatically launch" options off. I just use image capture, regardless if it's DSLR or point-and-shoot. Then I manually shove them into the folders I choose.
FYI, Cameras is now free.
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