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Legacy Lightroom Issue w/El Capitan

Being retired and not using Lightroom (LR) on a regular basis, I have had no need to upgrade to Lightroom CC and currently still using LR v3.6. I recently upgraded the iMac OS to El Capitan and ever since doing so, I cannot import images from my camera (Canon S20) as in the past, connecting it directly with a USB cord. LR cannot see the camera when connected at all. What does automatically happen is that Apple's Photo software now automatically opens.

Since I prefer LR's raw features, I would like to continue with that, but I have not found any way to stop Photos from opening or LR to connect to my camera. Any suggestions? Or, is it time to scrap LR and resign myself to using Photos? Paying for Lightroom CC for the little I use it is not an option.

My camera also does not appear on the desktop as it had in the past.

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Camera Model Correction

In reply to: Legacy Lightroom Issue w/El Capitan

I don't know what I was thinking at the time, but the camera I'm using is a Canon S100, not S20. I have no idea what I was thinking! I guess I wasn't.

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Try this.

In reply to: Legacy Lightroom Issue w/El Capitan

Connect the camera and allow Photos to open.
Under Import, you should see the line "Open Photos for this device"
Remove the check mark from the box and close Photos.
That stops Photos from launching when you connect the camera.

With the Camera connected, go to Image Capture, it's in your Applications folder.
In the left hand column you will see the name of your camera.
Select it and then change the "connecting this camera opens" dropdown list to say "Lightroom"

Now Lightroom with open automatically when you connect that camera.

how dat?



Post was last edited on November 6, 2015 8:27 PM PST

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In reply to: Try this.

I tried that and it corrects the first half of my problem by not opening Photos any more but not the second half of the camera being recognized in Lightroom. I have since discovered other threads saying that it is an El Capitan issue and many people are experiencing the same problem. Check this out:

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Nasty, but that is just the tip of the iceberg,

In reply to: mrmacfixit

with EL Capitan.

There are a considerable number of problems with the new OS, much more so than in the past, that make moving to it, a game of chance.

We got 50% solved, which is something, I guess


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