Turning off auto launch of iphoto

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rockinrocker, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

    rockinrocker

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    is there some way to keep this from happening every time i connect my phone?
    photos aren't set to sync, and i looked for a preference in iphoto that said anything like "auto launch when connecting camera" and couldn't find anything.

    any ideas?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Wirelessly posted (BB-8830: BlackBerry8830/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/105)

    It's in System Preferences, isn't it?
     
  3. rockinrocker thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. Ferret macrumors newbie

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    I think this will help

    Open iPhoto and go to preferences. In the General tab, go to the bottom where it says, "connecting camera opens" and choose "no application" from the dropdown. It works for me.

    I hope this helps.
     
  5. rolex54 macrumors 6502

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    i don't think it is an option in system prefs
    but there is this great app called default apps, its a system prefs pane
    download it http://www.rubicode.com/Software/RCDefaultApp/
    and then after you install just go into it, go to media tab, select camera and change the setting to ignore
     
  6. rockinrocker thread starter macrumors 65816

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    der, i can't believe i missed that.:eek:

    thanks for the help.
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry folks, I was thinking of a Picture CD (in CDs & DVDs) PrefPane.

    Clearly wasn't on my Mac at the time. :)
     
  8. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    Ferret's way is correct, just go to the preferences box in iPhoto and tell it to do nothing when a camera is connected, no applications to download or anything, a really simple fix.
     
  9. gadgetdad macrumors 6502a

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    So once you do this, how does the iPhone download new photos if there are some?
     
  10. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Just open iPhoto and import.

    That stops iPhoto from auto-launching. It doesn't stop it from working if you want to use it.
     
  11. rockinrocker thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yeah, you just have to manually launch iphoto and import photos after that. works great since i don't really want to have iphoto launch every time i plug in my phone.
     
  12. cal6n macrumors 68000

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    If you're happy to fiddle about with AppleScript, here's some instructions for ensuring that iPhoto only opens for a specific digital camera and ignores your iPhone.
     

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