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10.6: Configure Image Capture's auto importer tool Apps
Image Capture in Snow Leopard allows for per-device settings for cameras and iPods, as detailed in this hint. One of these options is to use AutoImporter.app.

It turns out that AutoImporter.app has a preference setting that can be accessed while the program is running. Unfortunately, when downloading photos, the program tends to start and goes away without my having time to explore its preferences. However, if you are quick and get to the Preferences menu, they can be accessed. To make things easier, though, you can run AutoImporter.app on its own. You can find it here: /System/Library/Image Capture/Support/Application/AutoImporter.app/

While it's running, the Preferences can be accessed from the menu (or with Command-,); you can set the import folder, and sub-folders can be set. Setting these preferences has made AutoImporter usable for me.
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10.6: Configure Image Capture's auto importer tool
Authored by: vsopal on Nov 30, '09 09:58:38AM

Yes that indeed makes AutoImporter potentially useful app.

I'm looking to reproduce Leopards behavior in Image Capture where are two popup menus and I was able to rename photos via automators action in one popup menu and chose download folder in the other.
Can anyone help me finding solution?



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10.6: Configure Image Capture's auto importer tool
Authored by: amusedpen on Dec 01, '09 02:34:26PM

I don't find an image autoimporter in the library. I followed the path specified, and nothing.
I have Macintosh HD/Library/Image Capture/Support/ then three folders: Hewlett-Packard, Icons, & LegacyDeviceDiscoveryHelpers

I don't see an autoimport application. I'm running Snow Leopard 10.6.2



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10.6: Configure Image Capture's auto importer tool
Authored by: gwetzler on Dec 01, '09 10:15:10PM
It's located under /System/Library/ -- not /Library/

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10.6: Configure Image Capture's auto importer tool
Authored by: csytsma on Dec 02, '09 09:26:42PM

I'm manually launching AutoImporter.app, but it disappears after about 8 seconds, even if I'm in the middle of changing a field.

How do you keep it open so you can edit its Preferences?



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10.6: Configure Image Capture's auto importer tool
Authored by: kiltbear on Dec 07, '09 12:42:31PM

How are you manually opening it. If I used "open /System/Library/Image Capture/Support/Application/AutoImporter.app/ " it would behave as you say.

However if you Go to Folder "/System/Library/Image Capture/Support/Application" and then double click on "AutoImporter.app" it seems to stay open.



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10.6: Configure Image Capture's auto importer tool
Authored by: clarsen on Mar 07, '10 11:06:23AM

I invoke it that way. It exits after a few seconds too.



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10.6: Configure Image Capture's auto importer tool
Authored by: avogadro23 on Jun 24, '10 10:39:54PM

I'm able to configure Autoimporter, and it runs when I plug in a camera. But it just hangs at the "Preparing import from 'NIKON D90'..." dialog. If I leave it alone for an hour it eventually finishes, but it takes a LONG time.

Anyone experience this?



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10.6: Configure Image Capture's auto importer tool
Authored by: emailboy on May 30, '11 06:13:27PM

Is there a way to have ImageCapture or AutoImporter to run a program after downloading items from a camera?

In 10.5 this was very easy. I had ImageCapture set to run a script that adjusted the creation time of my .avi files to that of their corresponding .thm. In 10.6 I have to remember to run this manually.



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10.6: Configure Image Capture's auto importer tool
Authored by: djnute on Oct 28, '11 03:08:25AM

If the destination folder is on network drive after restart is reseting to default. Is there any option on osx to set autoimport folder on a network drive. I have tried many ways and nothing worked. I tried Automator and image capture plugin,maybe im doing something wrong, but it doesn't work. it's the most stupid thing i have met on osx. Please anyone?



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