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How Do I Stop Photos App From Auto Opening?

Since the Photos application replaced iPhoto I have the considerable annoyance of it over-riding my Photoshop Bridge preferences to launch Adobe Photo Downloader automatically when a camera or card is connected. I am running El Capitan.

I don’t use Photos and its preferences make no mention of its downloader so how I can I stop this aggravation of having to close Photos downloader and open Bridge?
Michael Scott

Comments: 2 Responses to “How Do I Stop Photos App From Auto Opening?”

    4 years ago

    Connect your camera or card and let Photos launch. Then look carefully at the top of the Photos window. There will be a checkbox with the text “Open Photos for this device.”
    Uncheck that and Photos will no longer launch when you connect that device.

    Michael Scott
    4 years ago

    Thanks Gary for your quick response and solution.

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