Mac Lightroom Users: How to Stop Photo application on Mac from Opening

Author:  Christina Heinle

If you’re you’re a Mac and Lightroom user, you’ll understand the frustration of importing your photos into Lightroom and having the native Mac photo program automatically opening too.

To stop the Mac Photo program to stop automatically opening follow these simple steps.

  1. With or without Lightroom open, insert your SD or Compact card into the computer/card reader.
  2. If the message comes up about the Cloud, click Not Now.  Otherwise continue to the import screen.
  3. UNCHECK “Open Photos for this device”
  4. Quit Photo program (Ctrl Q)

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That’s it.  Next time you go to import your photos, the Mac Photo program will not open.

Christina Heinle is a trip leader for Arizona Highways Photo Workshops.

2 thoughts on “Mac Lightroom Users: How to Stop Photo application on Mac from Opening

  1. Sorry, doesn’t work. Each time you reformat the card (which is every time I use it), it is treated as a new device next time it is inserted. Only fix I found that actually works is to delete Photos from your head drive.

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