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NewsForge: Setting up gPhoto: An experiment with a new digital camera

Jan 06, 2001, 19:37 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Grant Gross)

"I'm one of probably thousands of people who came into possession of a digital camera this holiday season, and the vast majority of those cameras come with software designed to make them work with Windows."

"But there is at least one alternative for Linux and some of the BSDs -- gPhoto, a program that's been packaged with GNOME. After testing my camera on Windows (it works, although the software it comes with, PhotoImpression 2000, is kind of clunky), I thought I'd try to get it working on my faster, less crashy Linux machine. One disclaimer: I am a Linux user, nothing more. Uber geeks may have an easier time setting up gPhoto; as always, your mileage may vary. "

"gPhoto supports more than 110 camera models, and a new version, 0.4.4, is due out shortly. Developers are also working on gPhoto2, a portable version that will allow cross-platform programming. Fritzinger hopes gPhoto2 will become an application program interface standard for accessing digital cameras from any application. gPhoto2 will be able to run on Linux, BSD, Solaris, OS2, Windows, BeOS, and maybe even Macintosh."

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