MacMost Now 301: Using Image Capture to Control Your Camera

The Image Capture program on your Mac can give you direct control over the pictures on your digital camera. You can even take pictures with your camera while connected to your Mac. You can also create Web pages and PDFs using your photos.

Comments: 8 Responses to “MacMost Now 301: Using Image Capture to Control Your Camera”

    Peter Nachtwey
    10 years ago

    I just upgraded to Snow Leopard. I don’t see a QuickTime X in my Applications folder. I only have QuickTime Pro 7. Something I do gets the new quick time to appear but it isn’t clear what it is. Also I have tried to do a screen capture but QuickTIme X just locks up. I have a 1920×1200 screen and that is a lot to capture. I think I need to capture only part of a screen. At home I have a Intel Mac Mini.

    BTW, a while back I asked about reprogramming the keys. I figured out how to make a application specific set of keys for Netbeans so while in Netbeans I can use the F9 key and not go into expose.

    10 years ago

    In your applications folder you should see “QuickTime Player” — that’s the player app for QuickTime X. In the Utilities folder should be “QuickTime 7 Player”
    I’ve captured much larger screens than 1920×1200, but on a more powerful Mac.

    jo
    9 years ago

    Gary, thanks for this video – very helpful! One question: You mention that you can’t use the “Take picture” function of Image Capture with every camera. Are you aware of a list of cameras that do allow taking pictures with Image Capture? Also, what camera did you use in this video? Thanks.

    jo
    9 years ago

    Gary, thanks for this video – very helpful! I have two questions, though:
    a) You mentioned in the video that you can’t use the “Take picture” function in Image Capture with all digital cameras, but only some models. Are you aware of a list of digital cameras that are compatible with the “Take picture” function?
    b) What camera model did you use in the video?
    Thanks!

      9 years ago

      I’m not aware of any list. In that video I believe I used an old Canon S500. It didn’t work with my newer Panasonic.

    Ross Wright
    9 years ago

    Hi.Gary. In a related thing to Image Capture,have you heard complaints of scanners (especially Canon) having problems with OSX10.6.4 and Image Capture in this new version.I have looked all over for a fix,and it seems to be related to Intel only Macs.
    I have a Canoscan 8400F.It is recognized by my Mini and will do an overview,but will not scan.
    Have you seen any Apple docs or Canon’s that will fix several models.
    I have seen “all in one’s” that will print ok but in some cases the scanner is not even seen by Image Capture

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