Working with a Digital Camera
Behind the fancy graphical front end that takes photos from your camera and lets you work with them on your Linux system is a little package called gPhoto2. This package is actually a back end used by various other graphical programs, including, as you will see shortly, Konqueror.
A number of digital cameras are supported through gphoto2, 436 of them as I write this chapter. To discover whether your camera is supported directly, shell out and type the following command:
You should see output similar to the following shortened, example list.
Number of supported cameras: 436 Supported cameras: "AEG Snap 300" "Agfa ePhoto 1280" "Agfa ePhoto 307" "Argus DC-2000" "Argus DC-2200" "Barbie" "Benq DC1300" (TESTING) "Canon Digital IXUS" "Canon PowerShot Pro70" "Canon PowerShot S10" "Canon PowerShot S40" "Epson PhotoPC 700" "Epson PhotoPC 850z" "Panasonic Coolshot NV-DCF5E" "Panasonic DC1580"
If your camera is not listed, don't despair. A visit to the gPhoto Web site for an updated version of the software may be all you need: