Linux.com: Digital Cameras & LinuxFeb 13, 2000, 15:23 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan-Erik Mouzakis Gagnum)
"What is the use of a digital camera if you cannot import the images for future storage on a computer? Problems arise when digital-camera manufacturers do not release their communication protocols, and developers have a much harder time developing software for non-proprietary operating systems. Fortunately, recently some manufacturers have released specifications and developers have hacked up communication protocols. Having said this, here is the equipment you will need in order to start playing around with digital photography in Linux...."
"Usually digital cameras are connected through the serial port interface. One can easily get drivers so that their programs can support communications through the USB port. Some drivers can be used for a variety of other cameras that share the same protocols. This is convenient if you cannot find a specific driver for your own digital camera. One can also download the kernel patches that include support for various new cameras."