How to Use Digital Cameras with Userful Desktop™ 8

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Today's digital cameras use either a mass storage protocol (like USB flash drives) or the newer Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP); many cameras can use both. Check your camera's documentation to learn which protocol it uses.

With older camera models that only support the mass storage protocol, it may be necessary to access files by treating the camera as a flash drive (refer to the System Tray How-To for more information).

For cameras that support the PTP protocol, it is easiest to use picture management software.

Using Photo Management Software: Example

With gThumb

gThumb is an image viewer and photo management application for the GNOME desktop environment.

  1. Connect the camera to the USB multiseat device or USB hub at a user station.
  2. Turn on the camera.
  3. Open gThumb Image Viewer via Desktop Menu Icon > Graphics > gThumb Image Viewer

  1. Import photos via File > Import Photos
    Importing photo.png