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Workflow > Turn Off Importing

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Windows Photos App

1) Go to Settings > Devices > AutoPlay.

Or, enter autoplay in the search box.

2) Open the Memory Card menu and select Open folder to view files (File Explorer) or Ask me every time.

By default, any photographs in Pictures will appear in Photos.

Therefore, after importing photographs using Lightroom, the photographs will also appear in Photos.

Mac Photos App

1) Open the Photos app.

2) Click Import at the top of the Photos window.

3) Connect your camera or card reader to your computer.

Photos will display the photographs on your memory card.

4) At the top of the Photos window, deselect Open Photos for this device.

If you don't see the above, click the Action button.

Photos will no longer open and import photographs from that specific memory card.

If you:

• Format that memory card, you must repeat the steps above.

• Use a different memory card, you must repeat the steps above.

Image Capture

You can use Image Capture to do the above.

Go to Stop Apple Photos from Auto Launching in OS X with One Command, and scroll down to Per Card or Device or Customize Action.

Experts Only

If you're an expert Mac computer user, consider using a command in Terminal.

Go to Stop Apple Photos from Auto Launching in OS X with One Command.