Digital camera, picture printing

Tristan Wibberley maihem at
Sat Oct 1 22:52:21 UTC 2005

Thanks for all the responses. I've got a bit better user experience now.

Robbo wrote:
> On Sat, 2005-10-01 at 14:22 +0100, Tristan Wibberley wrote:
>>Hi all,
> A quick search in synaptic showed...

> Gnome Photo Printer is intended for printing photos in an easy way. Just
> drag your Photos from Nautilus to the Gnome Photo Printer window and
> drop it. Make some selections like Photo or Paper size, hit Preview or
> Print, and see your pictures printed.
> F-Spot is meant to be an easy-to-use photo management application.  It
> allows for importing of your existing photo collections, tagging photos
> with identifiers, as well as doing simple edits of photos (e.g.
> rotating).

I looked in synaptic but I missed both of these :)

I was showing them gtkam to get the photos, but I see from another post
that gthumb can be used, I've just tried using that, and it's much much

Regarding your two suggestions, I'm going to show them
gnome-photo-printer since f-spot is crashing when trying to import from
camera. But the dialog for choosing options is a bit ugly. A druid with
graphical preview would be nicer, still it'll be straightforward enough
if I show them how to do it once.

For further information, this is a USB camera, but it does not appear as
a USB disk, but I'm sure my parents can cope with not being prompted for
what to do with the camera. It is a Ricoh Caplio RR30.

This is fun getting the old fogies using Linux and them being quite
comfortable with it. If it was their first computer experience, I'm
quite confident they wouldn't like switching to Windows XP. There are
still a few rough edges, but it is *certainly* "Ready For PrimeTime",
whatever industry analysts really mean by that.

Tristan Wibberley

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