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Prevent Image Capture from launching spontaneously Apps
Maybe this is too obvious to be regarded as a hint, but I was puzzled for some time by why I kept finding Image Capture running unbidden under Tiger. Eventually I realized that because I have a FireWire scanner permanently attached, Image Capture was registering this as a new connection every time the Mac woke from sleep, and then launched itself. The solution was to disconnect the scanner (once) in IC's device list (Devices: Browse Devices within Image Capture). Although it reappears in the list if I launch Image Capture manually, I have not been bothered by any spontaneous launches since making this change.

At first, I was worried that this might interfere with the legitimate functionality of Image Capture or of the scanner. I only ever use VueScan for scanning, and this continues unaffected. The only thing I actually use Image Capture for (I am not a great fan of iPhoto, either) is to automatically launch the wonderful DateTree when I attach a camera, but this still works nicely, too.
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Prevent Image Capture from launching spontaneously
Authored by: mahakali on Nov 20, '05 10:50:06PM

What if you modify you Image Capture preference to not launch anything when a camera is connected?

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