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Can't Find Image Capture? Where Is Image Capture on Mac

By FonePaw | Jan 17 , 2019

Apart from Photos app, iTunes, FonePaw iOS Transfer, Image Capture is also a convenient way to transfer photos from iPhone, iPad, external drive to Mac. But sometimes after macOS update, Image Capture can't be found. Where is Image Capture on Mac? And if Image Capture is missing, is there anywhere that you can download Image Capture for Mac? This post will show you how to run Image Capture on Mac and how to download Image Capture for Mac if it is nowhere to be found.


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Part 1. What Is Image Capture on Mac?

So what is Image Capture? Why don't I see this app in my iMac or MacBook? Actually, Image Capture is a built-in app on Mac and it's a photo management program. Users can plug in external devices, such as iPhone, Camera, SD card, and export or import photos to Mac through this app.


You can preview photos and videos of the connected external devices, or just view the photos' detailed information through Image Capture. This app has some great hidden features other than previewing, such as controlling tablets or scanners that connect directly to your Mac, designing a PDF file or web page, and importing the photos automatically into the Mac without opening any other software.


Part 2. Three Ways to Run Image Capture on Mac

Here offer three approaches to open and run Image Capture on Mac. If you can't find Image Capture in one way, you may try to locate Image Capture in another way.


1. Open Image Capture through Launchpad:

  • Open Launchpad from the dock;
  • Click on a folder named "Other";
  • Locate Image Capture and click on it to open.


Run Image Capture on Launchpad


2. Open Image Capture through Spotlight:

  • Click Spotlight icon located at the upper left corner;
  • Type "Image Capture" in the search bar;
  • Simply click on the Image Capture app icon in the search result to open it.


Run Image Capture via Spotlight


3. Launch Image Capture through Finder:

  • Click on "Go" at the upper Finder menu;
  • Choose Applications in the pull-down menu;
  • Locate Image Capture app icon and click on it.


Run Image Capture via Finder


Part 3. Image Capture Missing? Download Image Capture for Mac

If you've tried all the above methods while you still cannot find Image Capture, or after you upgraded your Mac system the Image Capture program goes missing, it can be inferred that the app might have been accidentally deleted or erased from your Mac.


In fact, Image Capture is a built-in app in MacOS and it is part of the operating system, the App Store or any other website doesn't offer the option to download this app separately. Therefore, the only way to download Image Capture on your Mac is reinstalling macOS, the operating system.
To reinstall MacOS system, you can follow this tutorial: How to Clean Install macOS in which it guides you with specific steps and tells you the problems you may encounter during the reinstalling process.


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