'Cameras': Customizing OS X Automatic App Launching for Multiple Cameras

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    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.
    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.

    Article Link: 'Cameras': Customizing OS X Automatic App Launching for Multiple Cameras
     
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    $9.95? Really?

    It's annoying but not that annoying.
     
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    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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    Annoying ? Yes - that its not part of this 21st century OS prefs as standard !
    Not $10 annoying though.
     
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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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    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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    You could try this command in the Terminal:

    Code:
     defaults write com.apple.iTunes DeviceBackupsDisabled -bool true
     
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    $10 for opening apps for me.... No, thank you!
     
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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?
     
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    It has to be set specifically in each app through code, not a general setting.
     
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    That's what I suspected. thanks for the info.
     
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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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    Good News

    Good News Guys, looks like they're giving it away for free!!!
    check out yourself.
     
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    Because it's a single document (or windowed) app that's why it closed. Compare with System Preferences, same thing.
     
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    4 Freeee

    :)
     

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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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    ...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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    FYI, Cameras is now free.
     

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