Using a Digital Camera with gPhoto

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With the gPhoto window, you can download images from digital cameras. gPhoto works by attaching one of the supported digital cameras to a serial port on your computer. You can view an index of thumbnails of the digital images from the camera, view full-size digital images, and download the ones you select from the camera to your Linux system.

Check the gPhoto Web site ( for information on supported cameras as well as other topics related to gPhoto. Here is a list of digital cameras that are currently supported.

Agfa ePhoto — Supported models: 307, 708, 708C, 1280, and 1680. Apple QuickTake — Supported models: 150 and 200.

Cannon PowerShot — Supported models: A5, A5 Zoom, A50, A70, S10, and S20. Casio QV — Supported models: 10, 10A, 11, 30, 70, 100, 200, 700, and 5000SX.

Chinon — Supported model: ES-1000.

Epson PhotoPC — Supported models: 500, 550, 600, 700, and 800.

Fuji — Supported models: DS-7, DX-5, DX-10, MX-500, MX-600, MX-700, MX-1200, and MX 2700.

Hewlett-Packard PhotoSmart — Supported models: C20, C30, and C2000.

Kodak DC — Supported models: 20, 25, 200+, 210, 210+ Zoom, 215 Zoom, 220 +, 240, and 280.

Konica — Supported models: QM100, QM100V, Q-EZ, Q-M100, Q-M100V, and Q-M200.

Leica — Supported model: Digilux Zoom.

Minolta — Supported model: Dimage V.

Mustek — Supported model: MDC 800 v2.

Nicon CoolPix — Supported models: 100, 300, 600, 700, 800, 900, 900S, 950, and 950S.

Olympus — Supported models: D-100Z, D-200L, D-220L, D-300L, D-320L, D-330R, D-340L, D-340R, D-400L Zoom, D-450Z, D-500L, D-600L, D-620L, C-400L, C-410L, C-800L, C-820L, C-830L, C-840L, C-900 Zoom, C-900L Zoom, C-1000L, C-1400L, and C-2000Z.

Panasonic — Supported models: Coolshot KXI-600A and Cardshot NV-DCF5E.

Philips — Supported models: ESP60 and ESP 80.

Polaroid — Supported model: PDC 640.

Ricoh RDC — Supported models: 300, 300Z, 4200, 4300, and 5000. Samsung — Supported models: Kenox SSC-350N and Digimax 800K. Sanyo VPC — Supported models: G210, G200, G250, and X350.

Sony — Supported models: DSC-F1, DSC-F55, DSC-F505, Memory Stick Adapter, and MSAC-SR1 and DCR-PC100.

Toshiba — Supported model: PDR-M1.

To start gPhoto from the Gnome desktop menu, choose Programs ® Applications ® gPhoto. A pop-up window asks you to identify the type of camera you are using and the port that it is connected to. At this point you should have your camera attached to a serial port (such as COM1 or COM2) on your computer. After identifying your camera and port, click Save. The main gPhoto window appears, as shown in Figure 8-8.

igure 8-8: Download images from digital cameras from the gPhoto window.

To view images from your digital camera, choose Camera ® Download Index. Then either select Thumbnails (to display thumbnail views of each image) or No Thumbnails to simply see a gray box representing each image. Thumbnails take much longer to appear than the gray boxes. So if you want to just select one image at a time to view, you can click No Thumbnails.

After images are selected, choose Camera ® Download Selected ® Thumbnails. Then select either Images or Thumbnails. After that, you can select either Open in window (to view the selected images) or Save to disk (to save the selected images).

After images are displayed, you can rotate the images, flip them vertically or horizontally, resize them, or modify colors. You can also save, print, or delete selected images.

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