3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 5, 2008 8:58 AM by EZ Jim
balutan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
This is probably a newbie question (the last time I used a mac was 12 year ago. my "Performer" is collecting dust in my basement).

Just received my MacBook Air, but I can't seem to get Image Capture to work with the built-in camera.

The camera (hardware) is working since I am able to use it with iMovie; however, when I launch Image Capture, it keep telling me that "No Image Capture Device Connected". Nothing shows up under "Browse Device". So, is Image Capture suppose to work with the Built-in Isight camera?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,655 points)
    Welcome to Apple Discussions, balutan

    You are trying to use Image Capture for other than the function it provides. Image Capture is used to control your Mac's default treatment of external imaging devices such as digital cameras and scanners.

    For more info, search your Mac's Image Capture > Help for "Using Image Capture instead of iPhoto" (without the quotation marks.)

    You can use Photo Booth, iChat AV or other Snapshot Apps to capture images with your MBA's built-in iSight. Alternatively, you can export single frames from iMovie (or other video/movie clip apps) iSight video clip captures.

    EZ Jim

    PowerBook 1.67 GHz w/Mac OS X (10.4.11) G5 DP 1.8 w/Mac OS X (10.5.2)  External iSight
  • Jimmy.H.Stows Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you EZ Jim. Your advice + knowledge helped me solve my problem as well.
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,655 points)
    Welcome to Apple Discussions, Jimmy.H.Stows

    Thanks for the kind words! and thanks for letting me know you found my comments helpful.

    Especially, thanks for posting in. Many of us who post here, including me, started by coming here for help. I hope you will continue to add your comments, tips, and experience throughout Discussions.

    Now if balutan lets us know whether his question is "Answered".... ;)

    EZ Jim

    PowerBook 1.67 GHz w/Mac OS X (10.4.11) G5 DP 1.8 w/Mac OS X (10.5.2)  External iSight