digital camera applications

Peter N Spotts pspotts at
Tue May 22 20:48:57 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-05-22 at 16:08 -0400, Eric S. Johansson wrote:
> I'm looking for a better way to manage digital photos than the currently 
> supplied gthumb.  My main complaint by that it's confusing for me and absolutely 
> hopeless for my wife.  for me the major shortcomings are knowing whether or not 
> the images have been removed from the camera, whether or not they have been 
> copied to another location I can find later, and the ability to resize a copy of 
> the image.
> Any commandline operations are completely off the table given that I want my 
> wife to be able to just use the digital camera without any fuss.  Macintosh and 
> Windows operations seems simple by comparison and I'm hoping one of the Linux 
> photo application developers has taken note from the applications that work.
> remember, digital cameras and Linux should not be a career for the user, 
> sometimes it's  a picture of Aunt Rose with pie on her face printed out two 
> minutes after the event happened so she can take a copy home.

Try digikam. I've been using it, and while I haven't explored its full
possibilities, it recognizes my camera with no problem, pulls up the
images, and allows me to download them with plenty of feedback on how
the process is going. 

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