Damn you, iPhoto!

ohcrap

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iPhoto has been pissing me off for weeks and I've had enough.

Everytime I plug in my camera, or card reader, or damn near anything that possibly could contain an image file, iPhoto pops up and loads for a few seconds and won't close until it is finished loading. I'm sick of it. I use iPhoto for almost nothing, except maybe to occasionally view images in a slideshow or whatever.

Keeping in mind that I am very new to Mac OS X (Tiger installed if it matters), can someone please tell me how I can stop iPhoto from loading each time I perform one of the said actions?

Thanks in advance!

Gary
 

robbieduncan

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Use Image Capture (in your Applications Folder) to alter the default action when you plug in a device.

It's in the General Image Capture preferences.

Edit to add: You can also use the CD&DVD preferences pane in System Preferences.

Edit: ignore the above edit. That's for photo CDs.
 
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Lacero

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Open Image Capture, and change the preferences. Easy.


dammit. been beaten by a demi.
 
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ohcrap

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Thanks both of you, I haven't tried this yet, but obviously it will work so thanks!

P.S. When replying to a noobie like myself when a noobie question like this has been asked, it'd be great if things like "Easy." and "Duh." (for example) were not used. It's not like I was quizzing you. lol, I knew it would be easy, I just could not find it for the life of me.

Anyways, thanks again guys!
 
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Lacero

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ohcrap said:
P.S. When replying to a noobie like myself when a noobie question like this has been asked, it'd be great if things like "Easy." and "Duh."
Be glad we didn't tell you to do a search. Hehe
 
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robbieduncan

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ohcrap said:
Thanks both of you, I haven't tried this yet, but obviously it will work so thanks!

P.S. When replying to a noobie like myself when a noobie question like this has been asked, it'd be great if things like "Easy." and "Duh." (for example) were not used. It's not like I was quizzing you. lol, I knew it would be easy, I just could not find it for the life of me.

Anyways, thanks again guys!
I didn't say Easy of Duh! Anyway if you want to lay down any more rules on how people help you out go for it!
 
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ohcrap

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lol, robbie. I wasn't trying to "lay down rules", just a suggestion on how to make someone who already feels dumb for having to ask something so obvious not feel any dumber, lol, that's all.
 
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Applespider

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ohcrap said:
P.S. When replying to a noobie like myself when a noobie question like this has been asked, it'd be great if things like "Easy." and "Duh." (for example) were not used.
I can understand not wanting 'duh' to be used but I can't see a problem with 'Easy' since it's more likely to be there to reassure you that what you want to do isn't difficult than being derogatory.
 
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robbieduncan

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ohcrap said:
lol, robbie. I wasn't trying to "lay down rules", just a suggestion on how to make someone who already feels dumb for having to ask something so obvious not feel any dumber, lol, that's all.
Well don't I look the silly one eh? Duh! I was getting ready for some really good rules like I could only post answers if I was hanging upside down, or better drunk :) :D
 
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Lacero

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ohcrap said:
Alright then... sorry I said anything. :(
Wow, you have really soft skin. I will say no more than that. You might just burst into a puddle of tears. ;)
 
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ohcrap

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lol, I really don't. I'm just tired from work and otherwise can obviously see that no one shares my opinion.

I only cry at funerals, except this guy's. :D
 
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