Whenever I connect my iPhone to my Mac (Lion), the Image capture app starts.

How do I stop this?

Image capture doesn't have any preferences.

2 Answers 2


Found it!

In Image Capture there's a section on the bottom-left. Make sure the iPhone is selected, otherwise the bottom settings will not appear.


Use iPhoto's preferences (General tab, the "Connecting camera opens" setting).

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  • 1
    I don't have iPhoto, this is the exact answer I've found tens of times on google, but I don't have iPhoto :(
    – user13727
    Jan 26, 2012 at 13:04
  • 1
    Users don't necessarily have iPhoto installed
    – Ovesh
    Nov 22, 2012 at 2:37
  • 2
    Every new Mac comes with iPhoto installed, and has done for several years, so by now there are very few users without iPhoto.
    – Mike Scott
    Nov 22, 2012 at 6:52
  • 3
    Not true anymore.
    – Legoless
    Oct 21, 2014 at 7:13

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