Digital Camera Software Applications

by admin on October 18, 2007

gPhoto2 is a free, redistributable, ready to use set of digital camera software applications for Unix-like systems, written by a whole team of dedicated volunteers around the world. It supports more than 900 cameras.

gPhoto2 runs on a large range of UNIX-like operating system, including Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, etc. gPhoto is provided by major Linux distributions like Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu, Gentoo, Fedora, SUSE Linux, Mandriva, etc.

Kevin from Oregon, USA who introduced us to this Dot Org of the Week tells us, "Certainly nearly everyone using Linux, and even some who don't, know about the GNU Image Manipulation Program, or the GIMP, which can edit your photos every bit as well, or better, than Adobe Photoshop. But, what do you do to get that digital photo out of your camera and onto your hard-drive in the first place? That's where gPhoto2 comes in.

Some people still swear by film over digital photography. Luckily, you can scan your photos with XSane, the graphical interface for SANE, which stands for "Scanner Access Now Easy".

I find these programs to be rock-solid, and among some of the best programs I've used. There just one more pleasing reason to use Linux. Now all you need to create your crowning photographic achievement is the eye of a master photographer, oh, and a camera too."

Learn more about gPhoto2.
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