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iPhoto ’11: The Macintosh iLife Guide to using iPhoto with OS X Lion and iCloud by Jim Heid, Michael E. Cohen, Dennis R. Cohen

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Controlling the Camera Connection

Normally, when you connect a camera (or an iOS device with a camera), your Mac plops you into iPhoto. You might prefer that it didn’t—it can be annoying when you’re simply syncing your iPhone, for example.

To control what happens when you connect a camera to your Mac, choose iPhoto > Preferences. Click the General button, and in the Connecting Camera Opens pop-up menu, choose No Application.

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