"Basic Picture Taking
gPhoto supports a huge variety of cameras and can be downloaded to
your Linux machine using your package manager. Look for gphoto2. It
has a multitude of options from listing information on the camera,
to downloading/uploading files, through capturing of images. There
are eight or nine pages of options.
"My equipment represents a typical prosumer setup. The camera is
a Nikon D80 digital SLR, with an 18-200 mm DX autofocus lens. The
laptop is an Asus X83-VM, 2.6 Ghz, duo-core 14" laptop with 4 GB of
memory and a 320 GB disk. The laptop has a 1280 x 800 LED backlit,
LCD screen. I used a 4 foot long A-B USB cable for this article.
I've also used gPhoto successfully on my Asus eeePC Netbook with
eeeBuntu and a headless Plug Computer running Ubuntu."