Manual download of photos from camera to computer

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by dddiam, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. dddiam macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2008
    When I plug in a camera to the USB port, iPhoto does an automatic download of all photos from the camera to the computer.

    I would prefer not to use iPhoto at all, but rather simply have my camera appear as a flash drive, so that I can manually decide what I want to do with the photos (copy, move, delete, etc.).

    I tried setting Image Capture preferences to "No Application", but that still went to iPhoto and prompted me to import, rather than showing me a standard file directory with full user control of move, copy, delete, copy back to camera, etc., for individual files.

    Eventually, I will get around to buying a card reader, but, in the meantime, how do I configure the computer to behave the way that I want it to?

    - David
  2. slipper macrumors 68000


    Nov 19, 2003
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    Some cameras can be configured to use either "Pict Bridge" or "Mass Storage" protocl over the USB cable. Sounds like your camera is Pict Bridge. Set it to be "Mass Storage". And then the camera with your image files on it will look just like a disk drive to the computer. Then you drag over whatever you like.

    But not all cameras can be configured to go either way.
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    iPhoto -> Preferences -> General

    Connecting camera opens: No application

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