I've spent hours (months?) scouring these wonderful forums and can't seem to find an answer to this one...
My wife switched from Windoze XP to Ubuntu 8.04 a couple years ago, and has been almost
completely satisfied with the switch. Beyond basic desktop user functions, the most important task she manages is pulling photos and videos off our digital camera. On Win, she was very happy using Picasa, however, the Linux version ignores all video files--does not pull them off the camera, does not display thumbnails, does not tag, etc.
Currently, I have a script to easily pull the files off the camera and file them on her hard drive, but she's very frustrated that they do not show up in Picasa. She is ready for me to install a WinXP VM, simply to pull photos and videos off our camera. This solution is unacceptable to me.
So, I ask you all, is there a Linux application that will run on Ubuntu 10.04 (Gnome desktop) that can do the following reasonably well?
- Move photos AND videos from digital camera to hard drive (via USB)
- Organize photos AND videos in one app
- Provide thumbnails of videos and either play clip/preview or at least simply open video player to play
I've heard good stuff about F-Spot and digiKam, but it appears neither handles videos as I'm suggesting--just photo files. It also appears digiKam is for KDE, not GNOME, no?
Thanks in advance for any help!