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Speed up Image Capture's recognition of cards and cameras Apps
If Image Capture (on my German Mac, it's Digitale Bilder) seems to be slow at recognizing your camera or memory card, check your Bluetooth settings.

I thought it fairly strange when Image Capture on all of my Macs became very slow at recognizing photos on cameras and memory cards. The memory cards showed up on the desktop, however, and photos could be copied manually without problems.

In the end, Image Capture was so slow that the camera entered power saving mode even before it could be recognized. It all looked like a network timeout to me. The list of shared devices (three Sony Ericsson phones and a Samsung phone) was growing with each outdated and swapped mobile phone -- and of course, they were not available via Bluetooth.

Solution: Check your Bluetooth settings in System Preferences and delete all unused and outdated mobile phones that might have cluttered up the list. One or two phones should be the maximum, as Image Capture seems to be waiting for a timeout if the device is not available. If you have no Bluetooth phone in the list, Image Capture will display your photos instantly.
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Speed up Image Capture's recognition of cards and cameras
Authored by: robogobo on May 05, '10 02:05:18PM

I just had a problem yesterday with general bluetooth connections, dropping or stuttering, with my mouse and keyboard that was solved with this same method, eliminating bluetooth deices and also turning off bluetooth sharing in the sharing preference pane.

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Authored by: fbitterlich on May 17, '10 08:28:11AM

Hmm, I would be interested in knowing the reason for this...

I'm not questioning that this hint works, but I'd like to know what the connection between Bluetooth and Image Capture is...?

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