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Old 11-14-2012, 04:04 PM   #1
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Kodak EasyShare drivers in Linux Mint 13?


Note: Title is wrong, I am not using 13, I am using Linux Mint Debian XFCE
and I can't get Kodak EasyShare camera to function the way it was designed to work like it did in Linux Mint 11.

Easyshare with the loading dock should detect after the download button on the dock is pushed. I have tried many downloads in synaptic such as Gimp, G Photo, Rapid photo etc, but none auto detect the camera when I push the button on the dock. The purpose is ease of use and a tick box to delete the photos in the camera when finished downloading to make my life easier.
I am working with Kodak EasyShare KDX4330 and Kodak EasyShare M753

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Old 11-16-2012, 07:47 AM   #2
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When I had Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid the application I used for my Kodak Easy Share camera was:

F-Spot- It worked for me.....hope it works for you too-

Here's the link to the download:
http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Multi...pot-1962.shtml
 
Old 11-16-2012, 09:41 AM   #3
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Thanks for your advice. I found F-Spot 0.8.2 in the synaptic folder so I installed it. My experience is that F-Spot does have the "remove photos from source" selection but it won't detect my camera. To make sure it wasn't a hardware issue I opened up Picasa and Picasa did detect the camera. Picasa is my main photo editor but I don't see a "remove photos from source" selection within Picasa which is why I seek something to streamline my photo download process.
 
Old 11-16-2012, 09:51 AM   #4
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Your Welcome!

Code:
but it won't detect my camera
How come? What happens when you plug your camera into the usb?
Nothing....your camera isn't being detected at all?

Anyway:
This article might be helpful to you for your camera.
Use Your Digital Camera with Linux
http://linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linu...6/digicam.html

I looked for a driver for your camera and sorry; Kodak only supports Windows-
And the Linux Mint forum (www.linuxmint.com) didn't offer any support that I was able to find but I looked-

Last edited by Ztcoracat; 11-16-2012 at 10:13 AM. Reason: Website for help with camera
 
Old 11-16-2012, 10:52 AM   #5
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No, the camera is not detected under F-Spot but is detected under Picasa which means it's got to be a programming code error in this version of F-Spot, and one of the problems I see is that from one version of Linux software it is not compatible with other Linux distributions even if it carries the same name, so for instance an article that reads "camera software for Linux" is like saying "Headlights for cars" one does not fit all which is why each Linux version has it's own repository, although I got F-Spot from the repository for my specific distribution and it shouldn't have this issue yet it does.

I will research the different software that you pointed me to in the web link, thanks.
 
Old 11-16-2012, 11:22 AM   #6
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Glad to hear your camera is detected under Picasa-

Good luck with your re-search if anything it should produce a positive outcome.

Have a good weekend!
 
Old 11-19-2012, 04:09 PM   #7
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I lost total camera recognition after deleting the various photo software programs but I discovered some settings in Linux Mint XFCE to bring it back.
I got my camera back by going to:
Menu / Settings / Removable Drives and Media
Then I made selections to mount. Now when I push the button on the camera dock I get a pop up that says it recognized a camera. This is a step forward but I still must manually select download buttons in Picasa then I must pick up the camera, turn it on then delete pictures on my camera. Still not automated, although with the help of a friend I tried out "shotwell", it's in my repository, easy download and comes with a clickable icon.

Shotwell is semi-automatic at this point. The way my camera and dock is supposed to work is that when I push the dock button it opens the software. Then when I download the pictures then the software deletes the photos from my camera. At present, shotwell when not already open does not activate when I press the dock button, but when I open shotwell then it recognizes me pushing the button, it offers to download (or upload) the pictures, I agree to do that then it asks me if I want to delete the photos on the camera, I select yes and it deletes the photos on the camera, this makes me happy LOL.

Supposedly shotwell has cropping capability as described in their website, I haven't found how to do that yet but if I can crop in shotwell then I won't need Picasa.

I also want to note that it's very possible F-spot and many other software that I had tried would have worked for me if I had first discovered the settings mentioned above. I think it may be the settings that made shotwell work and now I am too worn out to go back, reinstall them and and try them with my new settings. I'll work with shotwell for now to see if I want to keep it. Thanks so much for all who have assisted me.
 
Old 11-21-2012, 12:33 PM   #8
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You mentioned; "I'll work with shotwell for now to see if I want to keep it"

Give it a go (Shotwell) and see if you like it.

You said; "Supposedly shotwell has cropping capability as described in their website, I haven't found how to do that yet but if I can crop in shotwell then I won't need Picasa."
This is just a matter of trial and error.Play around with the app a bit and it might just become apparent.

You should be able to click on the outer edges of the picture and the application should show you were to drag to your preferred location to crop. Right..you won't need Picasa if you can get it working in Shotwell; I follow you on that; got it-

I stick with Paint Shop Pro; GIMP and F-Spot because that's what works for me. Every Artist has his/her own preferences and techniques. Over time you'll develop a system that no one will understand but it will work fabulously without flaws-

My Kodak Easy share camera is nice but in the future I think I'm gonna go with a digital Nikon. The newer camera's will pick up my Oil Painting's with a lot less hassel on my part. (Adjusting the easel each and everytime etc...)
BTW, if your looking....some of the newer digital camera's are pretty pricey!
The new Nikon 16.2 megapixels is:
Compare
Sale: $549.99
Reg. Price: $799.99
You Save:$250.00

Anyway:

Best of luck on deciding your preferences. Your very Welcome; Zpod and 'Happy Thanksgiving' to you!
 
  


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