How to stop iPhoto popping up every time I put in SD card?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by danetello, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. danetello macrumors 6502

    Dec 23, 2010
    London, UK
    Every time I insert my SD card, iPhoto pops up. Is there any way to stop this from happening?
  2. tcphoto macrumors 6502a


    Feb 23, 2005
    Madison, GA
    You can designate what application you want to launch when a camera is detected.
  3. Bulldog3777 macrumors 6502

    Apr 2, 2009

    Go into Iphoto, Preferences and put "no application" for what should happen when camera is detected. It works the same for just an SD card.
  4. mac mac mac macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2008
    Bellevue, WA
    You can also use Image Capture (in your Application folder) to tell which program to launch (or do nothing in your case) when different devices such as an iPhone, P&S camera, SD card etc connect to your Mac.
  5. Mac Fly (film) macrumors 65816

    Mac Fly (film)

    Feb 12, 2006
    In Yosemite 10.10 this is not working for me.
  6. Joseph Farrugia macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2011
    Malta (EU)
    Agree, Yosemite launches iPhoto, no way to.....

    ...turn it off it seems, even in iPhoto Preferences
  7. misho73 macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2014
    This is annoying. your suggestions don't work.
  8. Harry Muff macrumors regular

    Oct 8, 2014
    Nuke it off your system and get Lightroom or equivalent.

    I hate iPhoto...
  9. misho73 macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2014
    The point is I am using lightroom. and every time i insert the SD card the iPhoto pops up. and I do not want to delete iPhotos cause my kids use it sometimes
  10. misho73 macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2014
    Haaaaaaaaaa. I fixed it.
    Open Image Capture
    connect your camera or insert your memory card
    once it pops in the image capture there will be a tiny arrow on lower left corner. hit it.
    choose whatever program you want or hit other for more.
    now SD card opens lightroom
  11. ed-hawco macrumors newbie


    Aug 1, 2009
    Montreal, QC
    Excellent! I had the same problem (after installing Yosemite), and this worked for me.

    In my case I selected "No Application." That way it doesn't always open Lightroom when I stick the card in (I don't always want it to open). But if I already have LR open when I stick in the SD card, the LR importer opens automatically. Perfect!
  12. distantrhythm macrumors newbie


    May 1, 2010
    The Far North
    There's no "no application", in the pulldown list for me in image capture. You have to pic something that the SD card, which the OS identifies as a camera, will open. Actually you can pick anything that you can navigate to, so I picked my user name :confused:

    Then I ejected the SD card, quit image capture, re-inserted the SD card and NOTHING HAPPENED, which is what I want. I don't want SD cards to make anything happen, no iPhoto no Lightroom no nothing.

    So problem solved for me :D

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