Posted Feb 14, 2005 22:08 UTC (Mon) by jabby
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor plugs in his camera
I use Mandrake at home and flphoto is what I use to browse, download and delete images (and movies) on my Canon PowerShot S400. You just put the camera in review mode and turn it on and hotplug detects it, puts a nifty little 'flphoto' icon on the desktop, and launches flphoto. Then I hit Ctrl-C (unintuitive, I know) to bring up the "(Import from) Camera" dialog. It automatically finds my camera and starts displaying all of the available files in a horizontal viewer. I then browse to a download folder (or create one), and click download.
The interface has a Mac OS X / Aqua look to it, complete with a pleasing progress bar as each file is transferred. It automatically creates thumbnails in a hidden subfolder. It contains some features for browsing the downloaded files at full resolution.
I find it quite adequate. As someone who prefers the fastest, lightest program for the task, one that does not require KDE or GNOME libraries is perfect. It also means that I can recommend it to people with older, slower systems.
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