Raise your virtual hand if you are a photographer who uses an Apple Macintosh computer – laptop’s like MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or the desktop iMac or MacPro.
So, you feel my pain then don’t you? You know, when you insert a memory card from your camera into the card reader and instead of just having access to your files through the Finder, you are abruptly confronted by Apple’s new Photos application.
It launches, like an unsolicited pop-up advertisement on your favorite website. The reaction is to go and shut the program down. Quickly. How many times in a day do you want to keep doing that? Imagine coming back from a wedding or a long photo session and having multiple cards and having to deal with that pesky program opening again and again.
I was quite frustrated, but clearly I wasn’t the only one feeling this pain. Gerik Parmele is a photographer and videographer based in Columbia, Missouri Tweeted out that he had found a hack to stop the Photos app from loading on his Macintosh computer.
So, if you are running your photography business on a Macintosh and you want to stay super efficient and cognizant of your use of time, follow Gerik’s suggestion in this short video below:
Gerik suggests buying and using Keyboard Maestro for this hack to work ($36). If you can suggest an alternative method for stopping the Photos application from launching, please share your ideas below.
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