Sidux/Useable applications/Digital camera

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For many people a digital camera is a daily using tool.
It's hard to imagine yourself any tour, party or celebration without photos making.
This chapter will demonstrate how to copy photos from digital cameras to computer's hard drive.
I never found any digital camera drivers for Linux made by camera's makers but it's not a problem at all.
Most digital cameras is detected and mounted automatically.

Memory card mounting[edit | edit source]

Most digital cameras is detected by its memory card type, it is mounted as external drive
on Desktop itself and opened in Thunar file manager (or any).
To be opened like that just check mounting drives settings:
Menu-> Removable Drives and Media-> Storage-> Auto-open files on new drives and media should by marked.

Digital camera mounting[edit | edit source]

In a case of your camera will not be detected as its memory card, you can use one of three applications:
1. gThumb
2. F-spot
3. DigiKam

gThumb[edit | edit source]

gThumb is an application Sidux/Usable applications/Image viewers which can import photos from
digital cameras using gPhoto.
1. Installation:
apt-get install gthumb gphoto2
2. Now change mounting settings: Menu-> Settings-> Removable Drives and Media-> Cameras->
Import digital photographs when connected should by marked and typed in:
/usr/bin/gthumb --import-photos
3. When camera will be plug-in then gThumb can import all pictures.
4. To change destination folder or sub-folders for photos, etc. go to "Preferences"
5. And click on "Import" to do so.
6. After that gThumb will display all imported photos.

gThumb home page:
gPhoto home page:

F-spot[edit | edit source]

F-spot is a graphics files viewer and organizer for GNOME environment.
It can import photos from digital cameras using "libgphoto2" libraries as well.
1. Installation:
apt-get install f-spot
2. Change the previous enter: Menu-> Settings-> Removable Drives and Media-> Cameras for:
3. Now connect your camera and let F-spot import an display photos thumbnails.
4. Change target location folder if you want and click on "Copy".

F-spot home page:
And on Wikipedia:

DigiKam[edit | edit source]

DigiKam is a graphics viewer, organizer and basic editor designed for KDE environment.
You can use it for photos importing from digital cameras too.
1. Installation:
apt-get install digikam
2. Change entry as last time: Menu-> Settings-> Removable Drives and Media-> Cameras for:
/usr/bin/digikam --detect-camera
3. Connect your camera and make basic settings first choosing pictures destination folder.
4. The application will display photos thumbnails first
then mark photos to be imported.
5. Create new or choose a destination folder for photos.
6. If your camera will not be detected automatically, go to:
Import tab-> Cameras-> "Your camera name" or "Add manually".
8. If you chose "Add manually" find your camera name and type from the list.

DigiKam home page:
And on Wikipedia: