I am trying to take a series of photos with an external camera (D3000 Nikon) using automator. When i set up the new workflow and try and select take picture function under the "Image Capture" application it wont allow me to put it in the workflow. Has anyone else been able to use the "Take Picture" function in the workflow? I have been able to use the "Take Video snapshot" function - but this defaults to the internal imac isight and not the external tethered D3000. Any ideas on how to get the Automator to automatically take photos with a tethered D3000? Is this a function of the Nikon D3000 being insufficient or is there another trick in automator? Thanks Updated - I was able to get this action to work - but it only worked once. I started the automator with "Image Capture Plugin" instead of a workflow and was able to get the camera to take a picture and save it to a file. But once i add the same "take picture" function or "take video snapshot" function more than once - it freezes. I cant use the Loop function because I am trying to add folders and naming ID's to each individual file based upon the project. Any thoughts?