Tips & Tricks
If people sometimes overlook Preview’s power features, they almost always ignore Image Capture completely. Before you clog up your system with bloatware apps and drivers for digital cameras and scanners, though, try Image Capture – it’s in your Utilities folder. With this you can control most modern scanners (or the scanners in multifunction printers) both wired and wirelessly, and import from digital cameras, including iOS devices.
Pop up the panel at the bottom-left for extra options; it’s here, for example, that you tell your Mac what app should launch when you connect each of your devices (including ‘none’) so you could launch Aperture when you connect your SLR, say, but launch nothing when you dock your iPhone.