Yesterday I left a message on the " Main Apple Discussion Forum " and within one hour this message came through
There is no such directory as iPhoto / Events
iPhoto is a database, and like any db, it can only see data that has been imported to it. You cannot insert your scans directly into the Library structure in the File System as iPhoto won't know they are there.
Some scanners will facilitate that import process in the background, - some won't. But the best way to do it is to scan to a" folde r" on your desktop and when you've finished scanning import the contents of the folder. Why? Because otherwise you'll end up with a new Event for each individual import or scan.
You can automate the process by using a 'watched folder' system, and set an app such as Hazel to watch your destination folder.
I thought this was brilliant with such a simple explanation, and I tried same immediately - very fast scans. I didn't know about " database " and apparently, the Canon technician does not understand about Mac either. This also explained why my previous Printer was excellent, and this new Printer is not.
When I open PhotoBooth I only have old pictures taken by my iSight camera. There is no video camera icon to click, in fact I can do nothing with this window.
I have never used iChat, but in January when I purchased my Mac I briefly perused and decided not to use as I prefer Yahoo without camera/video use. Just text messages.
Open iChat/ Opens Built-in iSight Camera/green light shows. Accounts = Bonjour/ My name and underneath offline/ click Video Camera/ green light, but no Red button to click/ Preferences shows nothing of interest. When I click Video/Video Preview I receive a picture of me moving, ready for picture, but no buttons to click that opens the camera that takes the shot.
Why is this here in iChat and not in PhotoBooth?
I noticed under iChat many things are ticked which I did not do, so I presume Mac must do this automatically. I never typed Bonjour in Accounts.
I cannot follow the path that the Canon Technician suggested because I cannot click Image Capture next to Navigator Ex. I presume now that Image Capture is like iPhotos - a database. Anyhow I feel that I have the best method with my Printer as outlined above. Having a folder on the Desktop speeds the process up with regard to the Scan Directory deliverance, and Import 50 or more pics' at once.
All I have to carry out now is this operating of my iSight Camera.