Is there a procedural way to download my photos to LR3 instead of Image Capture on my iMAC? I had Apple Store Geniuses fix the Safe Mode problem (which i posted in a different thread) so when I got home and tried to download my photos from the CF card reader it showed up in the Image Capture screen but not in LR3. I had the CF card reader attached to the computer's USB port before turning on the computer.
Should I have turned on the computer first and then open LR3 before connecting the card reader? My guess is that because LR3 was not opened first, the downloading went somewhere else. I love LR3 so any help is much appreciated.
In Lr Preferences ... make sure to select "Show import dialog when memory card is detected"
Additionally, if Image Capture continues to open when you insert a memory card from the camera, in the lower left of the Image Capture window, click on the drop down menu under "Connecting this camera opens:" and select Lightroom ... if not listed as an option, choose other and navigate to the Applications folder and select Lightroom ... or you can choose "no application" ... then once you quit Image Capture, it should no longer respond when a card is inserted into the card reader ... keep in mind, you may have to do this for each different camera you use ...
I did as you recommended and went to the Image Capture window at the lower left and did not see Lightroom so i then selected "other" and went to the Applications folder but Lightroom is grayed out (not available). In the meantime, Image Capture images disappeared (it has been doing this to me several times and does not seem to stay on the screen long enough for me to select some photos and import them. Why does Image Capture stay on the screen only for a few seconds and then disappear?
More importantly, why does the CF card not load up on the LR3 Library immediately upon detection?
Here's another thing to consider (although it may not be relevant to the problem): i have 700 RAW images in my current LR3 Library collection. Is it possible that some kind of (collection?) space is maxed out?
One more thing: I keep getting the error message "The disk was not ejected properly. If possible, always eject a disk before unplugging . . ." This happened from day one when I bought the computer from Best Buy. It was an "open box" purchase, meaning that someone had returned it. When that happens, Best Buy has to insert some kind of CD/DVD to reset some stuff to clean out the computer. This does not bother me when I am surfing the web but it is a real nuisance when i do image editing, and that message pops up every time Image Capture shows the memory card images on the screen. So when I had to click on the OK box, all the captured images disappear.
I wonder how I can get rid of this error message once and for all. Maybe that question is for the MAC forum.
By the way, regarding your last line comment I have images from a Canon 7D as well as a Canon 5D (I did not profile my DSLRs in the metafile boxes on the right of LR3)
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