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Cameras... Do you have multiple cameras? Do you spend time quitting iPhoto every time you connect your iPhone? Wish you could have your DSLR open Aperture and have iPhoto launch when you connect your point-and-shoot camera? If so, Cameras is the solution you've been waiting for. With familiar System Preference functionality, Cameras allows you to manage what happens when you connect your:
  • Digital camera
  • iPhone
  • Digital media reader
  • Any photo device
In addition to launching a specific application when you connect a camera, you can also have your images download automatically. more...

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Version 1.0.2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Bezbozny Member IconComment+3
Bezbozny
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1.0.2 is the latest version... still not 64bit unfortunately...

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Version 1.0.1
Danco Member IconComment+19
Danco
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I deleted my old iPod, which I have sold. I connected my new iPod, but nothing happened, not even a prompt. It's a third generation iPod Touch, running the latest OS. Is there are a reason it won't show up, is there just a glitch, or am I doing something wrong? Maybe I needed to restart my computer.

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Version 1.0.1
ivanovitch Member IconComment+52
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Any chance of this prefpane being rewritten so that it works properly in Snow Leopard (it forces System Preferences to be re-loaded in 32-bit).

One other request: any chance of it distinguishing between USB drive names so that you can have different actions for different devices, or is it not possible to tell? 'Storage Media' looks like a single class, I guess.

ps. I'm running v1.02, even though MacUpdate only shows v1.01 here.

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Version 1.0.1
Rooster Member IconReview+26
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This is a good example of a simple, easy to use, and very handy software add-on for your Mac. If you have multiple cameras and use different image applications this is a very good utility to have to help you specify what you want to happen when you plug a camera in. I have a DSLR, point-and-shoot, and an iPhone and use different applications depending on which device I am pulling pictures from. I find this software does the trick. It is stable, doesn't get in the way or interfere with other things and has become indispensable for me.

My experience leads me to agree with a few other comments from people "where is the donate button". I really, really appreciate that it is free but after using it for a while now I have concluded that it is worth something. It has value and adds unfettered capability to my Mac so I think that I wouldn't mind throwing the developer a few bucks incentive to keep it current. The' freeness' reminds me of another utility called FinderPop which I found very useful. The developer wasn't looking to make money so it was PintWare...you could send him enough for a pint if you like...so I bought him a Beamish.

Anyway, this is a good addition to my Mac and I would hit that donate button for a couple of bucks.

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Version 1.0.1
ivanovitch Member IconReview+52
ivanovitch
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Great system preference, but I'd like a way of deleting redundant entries in mu Cameras listing - my iPhone is listed three times, and I cannot work out how to remove the two that I do not wish to see. Otherwise, it does what it says on the tin.

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Version 1.0.1
Rooster
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My iPhone and DSLR show up and it works great for both, but I also had two other unknown entries in the list which puzzled me but didn't cause any problems...they were just annoying me. I didn't see any visible way to remove the entries but I found that if you select an item in the list and press the delete key it removes them.

ivanovitch
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I should have been clearer: I couldn't understand why 3 iPhones were listed, and couldn't work out which ones to delete. App is good, though the modal splash screen when first installed is not needed, and when you're installing on a number of machines, it gets tiresome. This functionality should be built into the OS, I reckon!

Ean Member IconReview+223
Ean
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Wow. Brilliant. The first time it automatically downloaded some files after connecting a camera, my jaw dropped seeing the beauty and simplicity of the indicator in the menu bar. I have nothing specific to add to the earlier reviews, but I'll second the need for a donate button/link.

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Version 1.0.1
umijin Member IconReview+72
umijin
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This is a system prefs app that is very useful for folks with more than one brand of digital camera. When any camera or camera formatted media card is connected to your Mac, Cameras will open the app of your choosing for import.

Although many people may be happy with ImageCapture, you may also want to use your camera's proprietary software for importing. But if you have two makes of camera (e.g., a Casio and a Canon), the proprietary software of one may not properly import the media of another (e.g., Canon's CameraWindow doesn't recognize video format files on my Casio camera). Or if you have a DSLR, you may want the raw files imported by your image editing app (e.g. Aperture, LightRoom) instead.

Cameras can also 'learn' what app you want to use if you select "ask what to do" when you connect a new camera. You can also easily change what app to use from the pref panel.

In my case, I have 3 digital cameras of different makes - two point and shoots and a DSLR. Cameras seamlessly opens the app I want for each camera.

When the first version was released, it had a $10 price tag, and I was considering a purchase. However, the 1.01 release now indicates it is free. I hope the developer will give a donate link, as Cameras works flawlessly for me.

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Version 1.0.1
tekl Member IconComment+110
tekl
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And where is the Donate-Button?

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Version 1.0.1
tekl Member IconReview+110
tekl
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Great! That should be included into OS X.

But how is it integrated into the system? Is it a hack or do they use know specifications?

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Version 1.0.1
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RONIN427
Version 1.0.2
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Downloads 4,652
Version Downloads 555
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 01 Sep 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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