There are programs to handle many hand-held digital cameras which will run Linux. Cameras that support compact flash or floppy disk storage of standard JPEG images should also work using those media to transfer the image data. A new application called gPhoto (http://gphoto.fix.no/gphoto/) supports about ten different brands of digital cameras. Some digital cameras may also be supported under the SANE library.
There are software drivers for a variety of Frame Grabbers, TV tuners, and the popular Quickcam cameras available on the Net. Consult the relevant section of the Hardware Compatibility HOWTO for links to these resources.
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Although we usually tend to think of the digital camera as the best thing since sliced bread, there are both pros and cons with its use. Nothing is available on the market that does not have both a good and a bad side, but the key is to weigh the good against the bad in order to come up with the best of both worlds.