Opening Lightroom by Default, not iPhoto

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Badradio, May 8, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    When I connect my camera to the computer, iPhoto opens by default, so I have to close it, then open Lightroom, then File>Import. LR has the option to open an import dialogue when it is running and detects a memory card, but is there a way to set my Mac to launch LR as the default application when I connect my camera? I'm pretty sure the option must be there somewhere, but I've been looking for a while and it's so far eluded me.

    Thanks
     
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    Plymouthbreezer

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    I too, would be interested if this is possible... It's not something too bothersome, just a minor annoyance.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Glad to see it's not just me then. Was feeling like an idiot not being able to find it.
    It is only a minor issue, but having iPhoto butt into my workflow just seems very... unApple.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Go to Applications -> Image Capture.

    Then select preferences -> general.

    Change "When a camera is connected, open:" to Lightroom, or like me Aperture!

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's great, Laurence - thanks for that.

    Using a third application to choose between another two actually seems quite... Apple-like.

    Thanks again.
     
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    Father Jack

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    Cheers, that's very useful. :)

    MacRumors is ace :)

    FJ
     
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    Plymouthbreezer

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    Whoa! I didn't see someone here posted replies.

    Thanks!
     

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