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Old 05-06-2007, 10:21 AM   #1
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Pictures from my digital camera

Hey, was wondering how i would be able to see and upload photos from my digital camera onto facebook and/or the comp itself? Im not sure how to find them because of course on windows it just automatically loads the window. Any help would be appreciated. thanks.
Old 05-06-2007, 10:32 AM   #2
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You have to install a program to do it. If you want specific advice, give us a clue of what distro and Desktop Environment you're using.
Old 05-06-2007, 10:39 AM   #3
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Hey, its debian, not sure exactly what version because its not actually my comp, its from a stupid hostel, but yeh not sure about anymore information since of course i have been denied access so if any advice could be given sweet, if not thanks anyways. And yeah if i have to install a program i guess i'm sol.
Old 05-06-2007, 10:47 AM   #4
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the EASIEST way to do it with out hunting for the software to do it, is buy one of those flash readers:

then you can just use it like a thumb drive. They come in all shapes and sizes, anything USB should work.

To use:

1. Put your camera's memory card into the reader
2. Plug the reader into the computer
3. type "dmesg" in a console until you see something like this:
usb 1-1: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 32
usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
scsi25 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
usb-storage: device found at 32
usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
scsi 25:0:0:0: Direct-Access     SanDisk  U3 Cruzer Micro  2.18 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
SCSI device sdc: 4013713 512-byte hdwr sectors (2055 MB)
sdc: Write Protect is off
sdc: Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
sdc: assuming drive cache: write through
SCSI device sdc: 4013713 512-byte hdwr sectors (2055 MB)
sdc: Write Protect is off
sdc: Mode Sense: 03 00 00 00
sdc: assuming drive cache: write through
 sdc: sdc1
sd 25:0:0:0: Attached scsi removable disk sdc
sd 25:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg2 type 0
usb-storage: device scan complete
The "sdc1" is what you are looking for. It may be sda1, sdb1, sdc1, sdd1, etc.
4. make a folder to mount it to, mkdir camera
5. Mount it mount /dev/sdc1 camera replace sdc1 with what you see above (sda1, etc)
6. cd into camera cd camera and list the contents ls you should see all the pictures!
7. When you are done, make sure to exit from the directory and do a umount camera before unpluging

Last edited by jaykup; 05-06-2007 at 10:54 AM.
Old 05-07-2007, 09:35 PM   #5
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Just wondering if you notice anything happening on your desktop when you plug the camera in?
Maybe an icon that says something like xyz Removable Media?
If not, you can go look in the computers filesystem. The camera could be under /mnt or /media/usbdisk
If you aren't sure then look at the file /etc/fstab and it should tell you where the usb mounts a usb-type device.
Then you can treat the .jpg images as you would any other... Gimp is OpenSouce and pretty useful...
(I always wondered why anybody would go and buy a device like a flash reader...)

Oh, and oh yes, and as jaykup said, after the icon appears on your desktop it is highly recommended to "unmount the device" before unplugging it. :-)

Last edited by alar; 05-07-2007 at 09:40 PM.


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