9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 15, 2009 6:47 PM by westongallagher
Terabithia Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
How do I make it so that iPhoto doesn't open when I plug in my ipod touch? (I'd still like it to open when I plug in my camera)

macbook - white, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • Ingo2711 Level 7 Level 7 (20,335 points)
    To keep iPhoto from opening start "Digital camera" on your Mac and in Preferences set "open when connected" to "no program"
    Since iPhoto recognizes the ipod as a camera and not as an iPod you will have to start iPhoto manually when you connect your digital camera.
  • GM1941 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I had the same problem after having my touch for a couple of weeks. I somehow got a screen shot of my touch on the touch. Every time I plugged it into my mac itunes & iphoto opened. I deleted the screen shot off of my touch and that solved the problem.
  • Terabithia Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    1) I don't know what starting "Digital Camera" would mean, but I found the option in the iPhoto settings to turn off starting up anything when a camera is inserted.

    2) I do want to keep screenshots on my ipod, so deleting them isn't a great solution. But yes that is why it opens up.
  • Ingo2711 Level 7 Level 7 (20,335 points)
    Digital Camera is a program in the application folder on your Mac. It helps you to handle digital cameras and scanners.

    Did you try to import the screenshots to iPhoto, delete them on your iPod afterwards and sync them back. Maybe then the screenshots are handled as "normal" pictures like the rest.
  • Terabithia Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    I searched for digital camera on my computer and it doesn't seem to exist. But like I said, I found the option in iPhoto so its fine. I was just hoping there would be a way to set it separately for different devices, but I guess just starting up the programs manually is fine.

    I use the screenshots on my ipod to save information for offline viewing, so constantly deleting them and stuff is not really a viable option.
  • Ingo2711 Level 7 Level 7 (20,335 points)
    Terabithia wrote:
    I was just hoping there would be a way to set it separately for different devices, but I guess just starting up the programs manually is fine.


    Tell Apple, maybe they change something in a future update: http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipodtouch.html
  • Aaron Strawn Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Image Capture is the application that you can set this preference in. This is found in the application folder.
  • luvlabs Level 4 Level 4 (3,610 points)
    Here's the instructions on how to fix this: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1501

    Go to Applications > Image Capture and set your preferences.
  • westongallagher Level 4 Level 4 (1,795 points)
    Terabithia,

    Open (iPhoto) goto (iPhoto)/(Preferences) from the menu bar. In the window that opens select (General) tab and were it says (Connecting camera opens:) select (No application)

    Hope that helps

    Sorry guess I should read better I see you already found it.

    Message was edited by: westongallagher