Image Capture Extension(process)?

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  1. CarlosJorge, Dec 26, 2012
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    CarlosJorge macrumors newbie

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    So i'm hello in first place, i got mountain lion a 1 week ago, and i keep checking the activity monitor and the Image Capture Extension(process) is always running, even if i force quit, well i don't have any printers, scanners or something like that, it's really annoying, is it normal? it keeps appearing even if i quit it, please i would a appreciate a suggestion on what should i do, or if it's even normal.
     
  2. nagareru macrumors regular

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    Was that a pirated version? Sounds like someone is hacking you and taking screenshots... But i cant say for sure.
     
  3. saotomefirst macrumors regular

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    Hi there Carlos

    First of all, I'm also relatively new to the Mac, so it's probable that there is a better answer to your question.

    Well, as far as I know, there is a new function under Mountain Lion printing that allow you to print anything to a PDF file. Maybe because of this the Image Capture extension is always on?...
     
  4. justperry macrumors 604

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    Wrong, this has already been there for a while, I am on 10.5.8 and it's there.

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    Do you have any USB stick connected or or card reader, even a card inside a mac's internal card reader could be the cause.
    But, it might always be active, don't know since I don't have ML.
     
  5. CarlosJorge thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nop, it's not, i've got it, because i got a problem on my iMac last week, and they told that was better to a clean install, and they installed the mountain lion, and it was free because it's still in guarantee, but it's not consuming any CPU, just appearing sometimes at "active processes", i don't what should i do, or just ignore it.

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    please someone help me, i would appreciate, and i don't have any typer of memory anything, i just use my usb, but nothing related with images, when i open images, it uses the image preview, i think only that.

    But as i said before, the Image Capture Extension it's on active processes sometimes appearing and disappearing, but only with 0% CPU


    hm i had the snow leopard before, and never saw even once the Image Capture Extension before.
     
  6. CarlosJorge thread starter macrumors newbie

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    never mind it uses cpu, but what the hell, i don't someone is taking picture of my mac, that's impossible, they did fresh install, mac don't get virus, malwares etc.. if you use common sense, and plus i've got ClamXav that i used like every week to scan just to make sure, can someone please explain me what's going and why is Image Capture Extension being used?
     
  7. justperry macrumors 604

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    The printing to PDF is available in Leopard, maybe re-read the poster I quoted, twas not about image capture.



    It might be a program you installed which is requesting the image capture process to launch.

    You could log into a new User Account and see if it also happens there, if so it is not related to a program you installed, as long as you don't launch any programs.
     
  8. CarlosJorge thread starter macrumors newbie

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    maybe but, should i be to worried about it tho?
     
  9. justperry macrumors 604

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    I updated my above post before you posted again.
     
  10. CarlosJorge thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you so much for helping, i'm going to try that.
     
  11. justperry macrumors 604

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    What files are in the next folders:

    /Library/LaunchAgents
    /Library/LaunchDaemons
    /Library/StartupItems
     
  12. myuserid08 macrumors 6502

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    Nothing to worry about - all my macs display the same process.
     

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