Scanners, Cameras, and Media Readers: Image Capture

The Mac OS X Image Capture application (path: /Applications/Image Capture) enables you to connect a digital camera, media reader (USB/FireWire), or flatbed scanner to your Mac and import images or even share the device to a remote computer.


Surprisingly, Apple provides no free solution for getting video/audio into a computer through FireWire or an audio input source. The new QuickTime Pro for Tiger includes these features at a nominal cost. Refer to Chapter 2, “Useful Tiger Applications and Utilities,” for more information about QuickTime.

Although you might opt for the commercial iPhoto solution, Image Capture provides quick-and-dirty import features from the same range of devices as iPhoto. ...

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