How to get photos off a USB stick

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at
Fri Apr 3 14:19:18 UTC 2009

Nigel Henry wrote:
> A friend has taken some photos of some stuff I want to sell, and is going to 
> bring them back on a USB stick (he's a windows user).
> Not wishing to look a complete idiot, possibly discrediting Linux at the same 
> time, how do I get the photos off the USB stick, and onto the machine. I've 
> never used a USB stick before.

Plug it in. On my Ubuntu system it pops up with a dialog box asking if 
you want to manage them with F-spot, open a folder, etc...

What I normally do is tell it to just open the folder, then navigate the 
folders like any other external drive and select all the images I want, 
copy (like in edit->copy), then go to a folder on my hard disk where I 
want to store them and paste. Copies right off the USB drive.

When done, right click the USB volume on the desktop and unmount (or 
eject, if the option's there) the volume and you can unplug it.

Then you can use whatever editing software or image management software 
you want to use.

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