I use Image Capture to get my pictures off my camera. Lately (well since iLife 8, maybe) I have a big problem getting Panasonic icon off desktop. It stays in one spot and I get a message to quit applications before I can eject icon. The apps involved would be Preview & Image Capture. I have quit them both but still get the message that I can not eject until apps are quit. Does anyone know what other app could be hanging this? I have visited iPhoto and the choice to have Image Capture do the camera duty is checked. Any ideas? This is frustrating. Also, I have changed the flash drive in the camera in case that was an issue. I also used the camera to reformat one of these flash drives. Problem continues with use of either/or.<br><br><br>
Why are you using Image Capture to import pictures off the DMC-LZ2 into iPhoto? I think you're just confusing your computer and adding steps.<br><br> Switch the iPhoto pref to "Connecting Camera Opens iPhoto". Much easier. Now, the moment you attach your camera iPhoto is ready to import. Once you do that remove the icon of the camera from within iPhoto and then shut your camera off. If you do it that way iPhoto will automatically do everything including busting up the photos into events that where shot on different days. (Autosplit events.)<br><br>Why would you use Image Capture?<br><br><br><br>
Image Capture is easier! I can delete duds and sort into different folders or send. Oh yes all this can be done with iPhoto but I think it is cumbersome. I take 1 pic or 5 or 3 or 6 anytime during the day and go to computer and sort them. Just a smaller app to deal with. Why is Image Capture there? I still am wondering what app is not quitting and causing camera icon to hang. I guess I will have to give up using it but I have preferred it.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Image Capture is easier! I can delete duds and sort into different folders or send.<p><hr></blockquote><p> I think you haven't used iPhoto lately to do that type of task. I was messing around yesterday in Burst mode and took 800 photos. I threw out the duds and got it down to 90 potential keepers in ten minutes. They're on a big light box I can resize and throw out hundreds with a grab selection or go through them all with my delete finger and right arrow. I don't sort into folders, iPhoto does that automatically with Events. You're actually dealing with photos using Finder folders?<br><br><br>
OK, since I never used Image Capture and I wanted to make sure I was not missing something I switched it over so when I connected my camera IC would start.<br><br>Copied over the photos, quit Image Capture then unmounted the camera from within my finder window. I can't replicate your problem exactly since I don't have any drives or cameras mount on my desktop but that shouldn't be a problem.<br><br>I tried out Image Capture and am glad I know it exists now but I cannot see how using that before iPhoto could be easier. It didn't even delete the photos from the camera so I had to do that manually. Getting rid of photos requires a Command Delete. Yuck. Cover Flow is nice but deleting a lot is just too clunky. You should really try the way the new iPhoto does handling of the first triage on your photos and you would punt Image Capture from your pipeline.<br><br>Using iPhoto to first delete then sort into Events is the cat's meow. The Finder is obsolete.<br><br><br><br><br>
i used to use image capture as well. iPhoto gives you a preview before you import and that's when i would delete the blurry photos and bad shots so they aren't imported. i understand that you don't like creating new events in iPhoto for just a few photos here and there, but i'd bet you can combine events and the like if you play around in iPhoto. i am trying to use Aperture so i don't know all of the ins-and-outs of iPhoto but it's built for this kind of stuff. <br><br>i think image capture is just an app for folks who want to get photos onto a computer for another purpose (e.g., to then edit in Photoshop or perhaps to just store in a photo, etc.). <br><br>--<br>[color:red] Kansas Jayhawks -- 2008 National Champions </font color=red>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>The Finder is obsolete<p><hr></blockquote><p>Sez you! <br>IPhoto no longer exists on my main image editing computer and only resides on my laptop to remind me there's nothing about it I like.<br><br>Old farts, the hidden caulk of civilization. Jim Atkinson<br><br>
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<br>I find iPhoto overly complex for simply importing, date-stamping and sorting pictures. And having the program arbitrarily create Events for even a few unrelated shots is quite annoying.... <br>Ideally, the cooperation between the iApps .... which also now includes synching the iPhone via iTunes - should be seamless, but in relaity, I often have no clue anymore what the apps are actually doing.<br><br>Long live the Finder and may the iPhoe get one asap! ;)<br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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So,<br><br>What DO you use to date-stamp, sort, and add comments/tags, etc. to your pictures?<br><br>I've been using Graphic Converter <br><br>Poly, <br><br>Suppose you do away with iPhoto or gawd forbid, Apple no longer supports it. Where are all your original photos? In folders somewhere? Can you easily get to them? Or are you married to iPhoto for life?<br><br><br><br>
The photos are all in the iPhoto Library file. All you need to do is to do a control-click on the file and do open package contents--all your stuff is right in there, both the originals and the modified pics.<br><br>[color:red]</font color=red> [color:orange]</font color=orange> [color:yellow]</font color=yellow> [color:green]</font color=green> [color:blue]</font color=blue> [color:purple]</font color=purple>
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