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Old 02-12-2011, 02:41 PM   #1
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Need Photo Manager That You Can Import From Scanner or Camera

I need to be able to open a photo manager and scan directly from within the program without opening a separate app. Is there one that does? I just installed Mint on my daughters laptop. Wow! I'm impressed. I tried a some Linux distros a few years ago and although I liked the idea, I just couldn't find one that impressed me. Things have changed since then! I tried 2 or 3 distros this past week and they all beat the pants off any version of Win... that I've used. I'm so impressed that I am now considering installing on my machine if I can find software replacements. If not, I may still do it and run Virtualbox when I need to. I need to start with the photo manager. Thanks!
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The current version of digiKam imports from a camera, scanner, Picassa web, SmugMug and Facebook. I must admit I have not tested all of these sources.

From my camera, I just plug it in on a USB port, open what ever file manager, navigate to the camera, it auto mounts, and drag and drop the pics.

My scanner doesn't work on linux, so I run it with v-box, and copy the scans over. Scanners are rather poorly supported in linux. There are some that work, but not all, or even most. My scanner is a HP Scan Jet G4010.
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Just found out my scanner won't run either. Looks like V-Box is my best choice too since I need to run a couple other windows programs anyway. I got a lot to learn, but looks like it will be worth the effort. I appreciate the help and thanks for the suggestion.


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