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Old 04-02-2014, 05:54 PM   #1
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Driver for Canon SX270HS Camera.


Hi: I am Harvey !

I have posted this in the Linux Forum, but so far I have had no replies:

I am just new to Linux, with the help of some fine people I have managed to install the drivers for my Canon MX512 Printer..

I also have a new Canon SX270HS Camera. I have tried to download my pictures from the camera but this system does not recognize this camera. Can someone point me in the right direction for a driver for this camera.

Is there a generic driver that may work ? How do you get your pictures downloaded . ? I can transfer them from the camera to the desktop screen, but I cannot save them to my pictures.
 
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there are no "drivers" for cameras, not even on windows or mac.

unless you want to remote operate it from a computer

plug in the mini usb
the OS should see it as a "mass storage device"
and you would need to navigate to the folders on the camera to find the photos .


or
pull out the ssd card and plug it into the computer .
 
Old 04-02-2014, 06:27 PM   #3
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I disagree. Canon cameras typically use the PTP protocol and therefore are not seen as mass storage devices. libgphoto2 is the library that is used by applications to read PTP cameras.

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I can transfer them from the camera to the desktop screen
Please explain how you are transferring the files. I assume via Nautilus via gvfs. I would assume that if you can transfer them to the desktop you should be able to specify another directory.

In addition shotwell is a Gnome application for download pictures from a PTP camera.

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Old 04-02-2014, 07:27 PM   #4
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I disagree. Canon cameras typically use the PTP protocol and therefore are not seen as mass storage devices. libgphoto2 is the library that is used by applications to read PTP cameras.


Please explain how you are transferring the files. I assume via Nautilus via gvfs. I would assume that if you can transfer them to the desktop you should be able to specify another directory.

In addition shotwell is a Gnome application for download pictures from a PTP camera.
Thanks for the encouragement. Maybe I am using the wrong terminology (Transferring the files) I just plugged the USB Cord into the computer and the images show up on the screen.

Where do I find this " libgphoto2" and just how do I go about loading this so I can test it with my camera.

I really appreciate your help.! Being a 76 yr old fellow, sometimes some of this just seems overwhelming.. Thanks.

Harvey in Kelowna, BC..
 
Old 04-02-2014, 07:36 PM   #5
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Perfect. You should be able to open the file browser and navigate to the photos directory and then just drag / drop the pictures from one window to the other.

All the libphoto2 stuff is handled in the back via gvfs which in a nutshell creates a virtual file system so the camera appears like any other file system.

I could be hasty in my assumptions. I assume by show up that they appear in a window vs just showing up on the desktop.

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Old 04-02-2014, 11:36 PM   #6
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O.K. Thanks for this information.. I'll have to play with this more to see if I can get this working..

Harvey..
 
Old 04-03-2014, 12:55 AM   #7
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SX270 Canon Drivers (SOLVED)

Thanks all for the input.. I did a little more experimenting on my own and this is what I have discovered.:

FIRST: I put the Memory card in my Canon MX512 Printer card reader. That opens a screen that offers me the "OPEN G THUMB PHOTO IMPORT TOOL",, Select that tool and click on IMPORT> All pictures are imported to MY PICTURES: I am very happy with this avenue, but now I tinkered and found yet another way..

SECOND: In the "PICTURE" window, when I plugged the USB in direct from the camera, it also gave me an option to import the pictures from a removable device. At first the options were blank, but after a few seconds the Canon Camera option popped up and all my pictures were there to import.

So, on both systems, I am a happy camper, and I didn't even need to download any extra driver..

I Trust this helps someone else in the future looking for a driver for your camera.

Thanks all for your thoughts.

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