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Preview arbitrarily breaks up scans into multiple PDFs, Image Capture does not?

I'm running macOS 14.1 (23B74). I have a Canon MF656Cdw. I find if I scan from the document feeder using Preview, it will sometimes break up the scan into separate PDFs in a way that's, well, ...
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How can I transfer media in a loselessstate? Photos app VS Image Capture VS Air Drop [duplicate]

Trying to back up over 11k of photos and videos. (Back them up as in have a copy of every photo and video stored on backup media (NAS + external drive + my own cloud) as individual photo and video ...
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Screenshot image appears much bigger in size when pasted

MacOS, Sonoma and even earlier versions, screenshot's image appears to be much bigger in size when pasted: How can I get the same size when doing copy and paste please? I really don't want to drag ...
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Copy list of file names of photos, not the photos, in Photos app from iPhone

To copy a list of file names, not the files, from Mac Finder, I can select multiple files, copy and paste into a TextEdit file. This will paste a list of the file names. I would like to do that with ...
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Images are not automatically translated from HEIC to JPG on import

I have in my iPhone a mixture of HEIC and JPG pictures. I have set my "Photo" settings for the transfer of pictures to a Mac or PC to "automatic". From my understanding, this ...
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How to recover iPhone videos deleted through Image Capture on Mac?

I accidentally deleted some videos on an iPhone through Image Capture and there is no back up. iPhone Xs iOS 16.1.1 macOS Ventura 13.5.2 Image Capture 8.0 They are not in the 'Recently Deleted' ...
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Image Capture cannot read iPhone X images on MacOS 10.15.7

I just synced my iPhone to my MB Pro. This worked fine. Now that I'm trying to use Image Capture to import some images (not all of the images) from the iPhone X to a specific folder on my MB Pro, I ...
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Does an x86_64 Image Capture driver work on Apple Silicon?

I recently got a new scanner (Epson RR-600W) that claims compatibility with Image Capture on macOS 13, but when I look at its binary, it has only Intel architectures: $ file /Library/Image\ Capture/...
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Notes app: search inside scanned document

How do I get to the detailed search result within a camera scanned document in the Notes app? If I create a note on my iPhone, and use the camera to "scan" a document, it looks like the ...
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Image Capture doesn't import photos on iOS 16.0 with macOS Mojave (com.apple.ImageCaptureCore error -9956.)

I recently upgraded my iPhone to iOS 16, and now when I cannot import photos and videos from Image Capture. An error occurred while importing. The item “IMG_5591.JPG” was not imported. When I plugged ...
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Set Disable "Delete After Import" in Image Capture As Default

Is there a way to disable "Delete After Import" (and perhaps enable "Keep Originals by default) in Image Capture by default, at least for a specific phone? I always wish to copy (but ...
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What is the best way to transfer photos from an iOS device to a Mac?

I have an iPhone 12 Pro with several thousands of photos and videos inside of it that I would like to offload onto an external hard drive. I need to reduce the amount of data on the phone before I can ...
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Image Capture (macOS Monetery) - How to Force Refresh *Contents*

I have my iPhone connected to my Mac continously (I am a iOS developer). If Image Capture is already running on my Mac and I take a screenshot/recording on my iPhone then quite often (not always ...
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Why does my M1 Mac not see my Network Printer/Scanner?

I have a Samsung SCX-4828FN network printer which on my older Intel Mac's are able to detect both as Printer and Scanner. When I open Image Capture, the scanner is dispalyed. On my new M1 MBP however, ...
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How does one download raw pictures (images) as files from an iPhone, without using apple's photo app (to my macbook pro)? [duplicate]

It's annoying how apple tries to manage your photos automatically. Then it's hard to find the photos and do whatever I want with them - e.g. upload to facebook, have a normal file interface instead of ...
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How do I download an iPhone picture as the "Modified Original Photo" to my Mac while using "Optimize Photo Storage"?

My mom is a photographer, and she wants the original quality photos downloaded off her iPhone to use in professional photo programs like Lightroom and Photoshop. She previously used Image Capture to ...
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Epson Perfection V500 scanner not working with Image Capture on macOS 11.5 (Big Sur)

After installing Epson ICA Driver version 5.8.9, I can't get the scanner to work in macOS 11.5 (Big Sur). After launching Image Capture, I get the error message: You do not have permission to open ...
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For scanning images, what are the functional differences between Preview and Image Capture?

I know that for Preview I can annotate an image or scan. And I know that for Image Capture I can have it capture images from a device like a camera. But, specific to just the scanning aspect, are ...
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What is the native program OSX load to edit the screenshots?

When creating a screenshot with Cmd+Shift+3 or Cmd+Shift+4, a smaller version of the screenshot image appears at the corner of the screen. When clicking the image, the full-sized screenshot image pop ...
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MacOS (Big Sur) Image Capure - How to change default "Import To" directory/folder?

In MacOS Big Sur (and above) whenever I launch Image Capture the "Import To" dropdown always defaults to "Pictures". I would like to change this to always default to my "...
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Phantom Images showing in image capture

macbook pro catalina 10.15.7, iphone 7 ios 14.2. Here is a screen of some pictures in the camera roll that were taken with the phone. When i connect the phone to the mac book pro and open image ...
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Detect whether clipboard item is image data using AppleScript

This started because I wanted to be able to paste screenshots or pictures copied from Safari into Finder folders. Here are the steps to get to where I am: Install pngpaste using brew install pngpaste....
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Image Capture doesn't complete photo deletion on phone

This issue has created a lot of frustration, so I'm hoping someone here might have the answer. I'm using Image Capture to work with some photos on my iPhone. When I select one or more photos on the ...
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Image Capture on mac won't delete photos/videos off iPhone [duplicate]

My iPhone is running of of space so I connected it to my mac, ran Image Capture, chosen the ~40ish biggest videos on my phone (sort by size), click delete, app shows "Deleting...", then it disappears (...
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Why does Image Capture scan tiff files with different compression formats?

I'm scanning some old family photos using Image Capture. I want a lossless image using TIFF and LZW compression. What I'm seeing, thanks to the tiffutil -info <file> command, is that the .tiff ...
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Import iPhone Camera Roll non-destructively using Image Capture?

Firstly, to clarify what is meant by "non-destructively" in this context: Without losing access to all photos contained within burst shots Without losing the ability to revert to originals Without ...
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Pictures are not shown on Mac

I can connect the iPhone to my Mac via USB. The photos.app opens but my pictures are not displayed and I cannot download them. Is there a way to fix this? I already reset the permissions but this ...
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Where the captured signature is stored in my mac?

I just captured a signature using Preview. Where the signature image is stored? I want to have it.
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Recover obscured pixels

If I screenshot something on my phone and scribble out the text: Is it possible to get the text back? Are there computer programs that can analyse that jpg to see what’s under the scribble.
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How can I obfuscate a small section of a image on macOS?

How can I obfuscate a small section of an image on macOS? I would like to obfuscate private information in an image before I share it. Is there a way to do it on macOS?
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Why does Image Capture import fewer pictures than it counted?

I recently used Image Capture to get a backup of my iOS Camera Roll, and noticed a discrepancy. In the footer of the app, Image Capture notes the number of items on the device, or the number selected ...
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Shortcuts for "Overview" and "Scan" buttons in Image Capture

I was manually scanning a couple of documents. It's tedious work, partly because it's manual, and party because I needed to make an overview scan first and then the actual scan in Image Capture. This ...
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Image Capture takes a long time to import and convert photos and videos from iPhone to MacBook

On a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017) running macOS High Sierra I have connected an iPhone X via a Lightning cable and am transferring all the photos and videos taken with the iPhone to a folder I created ...
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Need help with importing Camera Roll images from iPhone to Mac

I’m trying to pull images off of my Camera Roll on my iPhone 6s with iOS 11.2 to my Mac locally and not using iCloud as I won’t sign up for that. I would like to use the Image Capture program or ...
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How to copy a transparent PNG file to iPad from a Mac

When copying a PNG file with transparent background to an iPad or an iPhone using an application like iTunes, the image is copied to the device but the transparent background turns white. I have ...
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Sierra - Image Capture PDF file size too large

Since upgrading to MacOS Sierra, the PDFs I scan with Image Capture are much larger. My typical settings are 8.5x11 size, 300 DPI, "Text". With Yosemite, an average page of text was around 100KB. ...
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Shrink all images in pages document

I have a huge (filesize) pages document, which I suspect is due to all the images in it. The images were copied from elsewhere and pasted in. A lot of the images are original resolutions of 1080 ...
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Copy screenshot to Google Drive Document

This question is related to this one : Mac (OS X 10.9.2) no longer saving screen shots If I use only cmdshift it works as expected, a new image is created on my desktop. If I only want to copy it to ...
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How can I delete Image Capture's history of past "Scan To" folders?

I have used Apple's Image Capture utility to scan to a few different folders on my local storage. As I use each folder, its name accumlates in the pop-up menu of "Scan To:" locations, as a sort of ...
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Importing photos from Photos app on iPhone to Mac

I'm trying to transfer (make a copy of) all of the photos/videos in my iPhone's Photos app (what I see under the Photos builtin) to my macbook laptop. If I go to Photos then "Import New Photo" or use ...
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Constant "please unlock iPhone" message in Photos 2.0

I recently upgraded my Mac Pro from Yosemite to Sierra, and whenever I plug in my iPhone 6s, both iTunes and Photos will open as they should. However within Photos (and Image Capture), I get a "...
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AutoImporter no longer import my photos, after switching to iOS 10.2

To automatically transfer photos from my iPhone 5S to a folder on my Mac (macOS 10.11.6), I had configured the macOS utility named AutoImporter.app. After upgrading my iPhone 5S from iOS 9.3 to iOS ...
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How can I have AutoImport.app automatically import my iPhone photos (like it did in the past)?

In the past I connected my iPhone to my Macbook, and I had AutoImport.app automatically import (and delete) all my photo's on my iPhone in a chosen folder. Somehow this workflow has stopped, and I don'...
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Image Capture asks for 'iphone to be unlocked' but when unlocked still dosnt work - issue with iOS 10 / OSX 10.8 compatibility ?

Ive got a mac mini running osx 10.8.5. To get images from my iphone onto the computer i used to use osx's built in Image Capture application to transfer them across as it allows me to drag and drop ...
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Set Image Capture to launch when I connect my mobile

In the past, when I connected my mobile, Image Capture launched. I have an Android device. At some point, I disabled this feature and now I need to set it back. Unfortunately, I am not able to find ...
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How Do I Import Burst Photos That Aren't Being Recognized By My iMac?

I own a 2007 Macbook running Mac OS X Lion, a 2009 iMac running Mac OS X Yosemite and an iPad Mini 2/iPhone 6 Plus both running iOS 9. None of my burst photos will import using Image Capture or Photos....
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How to install Image Capture by itself?

I was googling how to mass delete photos from my iPhone and the consensus was to use Image Capture. However, I couldn't find that application on my Mac. Is there a way I can install it individually? ...
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Adding photos to iPhone from Mac using image capture

Does anyone know of a way that I can put photos on my iPhone using image capture?
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iPhotos disaster

I apparently had too many (3600) photos on my SD card to upload them via Image Capture so I used iPhoto. Upload went well but iPhoto erased my SD card. I want to use to those photos outside of iPhoto ...
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Empty .MOV file, stuck on iPhone

After using Image Capture to copy all my photos and movies from my iPhone to my Mac, and deleting from the iPhone, I find I have one stubborn remaining file listed in Image Capture. It has a usual ...
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