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Old 10-19-2009, 04:54 PM   #1
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help me eliminate my final reason to keep using windows


I just cant find a decent, functional replacement for the microsoft scanner and camera wizard that works in linux.

can you help??
 
Old 10-19-2009, 05:00 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.
I don't know about scanners, but when it comes to your camera, you could use e.g digikam.

btw, on a more light-hearted note, 'wizard' is a rather alien concept in the world of linux
 
Old 10-19-2009, 06:07 PM   #4
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Hello andysheff and welcome to LQ,

scanning is very easy with Linux. I've got my scanner working over the network. It's a PSC-1410 of HP (printer/scanner) and as far as I know, with windows it would not be possible to scan over the network with this gadget. One more reason to go for Linux.

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Old 10-22-2009, 01:46 PM   #5
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The thing I'm really looking for is an app that fires up when I plug in a camera or memory card and prompts me where to save the files. At the the same time it asks me what to rename them as, appending a sequential number to each picture.

Any more suggestions?

:-)
 
Old 10-22-2009, 02:12 PM   #6
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Don't you already get a popup and a file folder referencing your files? If not, click on Places->Computer (in Gnome). It's simple enough to just cut and past from that.

If you don't get a popup, you can also look at System->Preferences->Removable Drives and Media to see if there is something that needs to be set, there. This assumes gnome, but kde probably has something similar.
 
Old 10-22-2009, 06:29 PM   #7
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Lenny KDE

When I plug my camera in I get a Konqueror window with the files in it. I just drag and drop them to where I want. The file names are generated by the camera, the OS just sees it as a USB storage device.

Lots of people use Digikam, but to simply get the files out of the camera you don't need it.
 
Old 10-23-2009, 01:03 AM   #8
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Digikam is very comprehensive and (at least for me) does everything necessary. I never bother with plugging the camera into the computer---I simply plug the memory cards into a reader. In KDE at least i get a dialog asking if I want to download images into Digikam.

Overall, I have found the photo tools, including scanning, to be on a par with Windows. In many cases, they are better.
 
Old 10-23-2009, 02:46 AM   #9
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Sorry, my original post assumes that users of Linux will know what the microsoft scanner and camera wizard does.

I dont have any problems getting pictures out of my camera with Linux and my scanner works fine.

The point is I dont want my pictures to be named by the camera, A0656584 doesnt mean anything to me. In Windows I tell the pop up wizard to download the camera and name them LanzaroteJan2k. It then sequentially renames them LanzaroteJan2k 001 LanzaroteJan2k 002 LanzaroteJan2k 003 etc

I suppose all I really need is multiple/batch file re-namer, however that means a 2 step process, downloading and re-naming. Which in Windows is a 1 step process.

Thanks for your suggestions

:-)
 
Old 10-23-2009, 08:16 AM   #10
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A slight diversion:
People wax eloquent about how to get a Linux system to "be like Windows". To be sure, there are a lot of Windows apps that one might wish to be ported to Linux---but don't hold your breath.

I have found that I am more productive--using a broader variety of tools--than I ever was in Windows. I now ask "How can I best do this in Linux?" and never "How can I do it like Windows?

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