12 Replies Latest reply: Jul 2, 2007 9:32 PM by jerseygoil
Geoff C. Level 1 (10 points)

iMac Intel, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Davidaz Level 1 (15 points)
    I'm getting the same thing. iPhoto opens when I plug in my iPhone. Didn't used to at first. The only thing different for me now is that I have a photo (taken with the camera) in my iPhone. Duh! I guess that if you have any photo's taken with your camera it wants to sync them?
  • PTBoater Level 4 (2,840 points)
    Something similar happens to me on the PC. It wants to open the iPhone as a camera. I guess the iPhone looks like a camera to the OS after it takes a picture. I just start iTunes manually and go on my merry way.
  • VEM2 Level 1 (15 points)
    Ditto for me...this is annoying as anything. I'll be interested to hear a solution.
  • Sam Miller3 Level 1 (10 points)
    I too would like to know how to stop iPhoto from loading, it's getting quite annoying when I dock my iPhone and iPhoto immediately grabs the focus.
  • Alexander Curtis Level 1 (15 points)
    Assuming you're on the Mac (don't know that iPhoto is anywhere else, really), you the setting is (rather illogically) found in the Image Capture application in your Applications folder. After launching Image Capture, find the Preferences listed in the Image Capture menu (to the left of the File menu at the top of the screen). In the General tab, the first option is:

    When a camera is connected, open:

    then there will be a drop down menu where you have the option of selecting iPhoto, Image Capture, no application, or other. To stop any application from launching, select "no application."

    After you're done, quit Image Capture, and then reconnect your iPhone and see if it worked.

    Hope that helps.

  • caf Level 2 (230 points)
    Run ImageCapture app and specify what you want to have happen when a camera is attached/detected.
  • trekkxx Level 1 (0 points)
    switching the preferences in image capture worked for me, thanks
  • Sam Miller3 Level 1 (10 points)
    Hi Alex, thanks for the tip. This works, but I'd still like iPhoto to launch when I connect my Nikon D50. Any way to selectively choose which 'camera' launches iPhoto?
  • Bill Marcy Level 1 (30 points)
    Stop taking pictures, iPhone will stop trying to sync those photos on to your host machine.
  • zack2002 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having something very similar happening with my PC, except when the iPhone is mistaken for a digital camera, my PC crashes. I need a similar solution that the Mac users are doing, where they change some global preference for cameras being connected. Does anyone know of anything like that in Windows?
  • Steve Luttmann Level 1 (0 points)
    worked. thx
  • jerseygoil Level 1 (20 points)
    i have found when i have new pix taken with the phone.&.when i connect to the Mac..iphoto opens..so as to load them onto the appl.
    which it does.
    i have found it impossible to delete these photos unless i make a special folder for them dump them into it and then delete the images as a group, but only once they are seaparated in a special folder. Weird, but there is obviously a reason why...