How NOT to import into iPhoto from camera/media ? Library issues.

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  1. ChibiOne macrumors newbie

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    #1
    My wife has Tiger, but still uses iPhoto 2, I think. Anyways, we are looking for a way to do the following things:

    - Is there a way to stop iPhoto from automagically open when a digital camera is plugged, or a media card is inserted into a media reader, and then import the pictures using other things?

    - Why is she still using such an old version of iPhoto ? She has a large library of pictures from her photographic studio, but she doesn't want to lose the original creation date of the photo files. I know iPhoto 4 created new files when importing from an older version's library, but what about iPhoto 5? Is there a way to prevent this? :confused:
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    #2
    Issue #2:

    iPhoto 5 will do the same thing. It's unavoidable. To prevent disaster, make a copy of your iPhoto Library. Then let iPhoto 5 do it's thing and you always have the copy to fall back on should something happen.
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #3
    Open the application Image Capture.

    From that download images from cameras to anywhere you want.

    Also use Image Capture preferences to decide what Tiger should do when you connect a camera.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    #4
    It's not impossible. Open Image Capture (it's in Applications I think, if not Utilities) and use it to change the default application to open on these events to Image Capture. The you can use Image Capture to download the images to where ever you want. You can also use it to do partial imports and things like that. You can even share Image Capture over a network so you can attach an Image Capture device (camera, scanner, etc) and access it from another Mac.

    Edit: Beaten to it. Damn!
     
  5. ChibiOne thread starter macrumors newbie

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