Chapter 11. Working with Digital Cameras

Digital cameras have recently grown in popularity because of their increasing image quality and easy interaction with desktop PCs. Digital cameras create high-quality images that you can to others over the Internet or print on a color printer. Red Hat Enterprise Linux supports several brands of digital cameras and has applications that help you access, view, and modify your digital photographs.

11.1. Nautilus and Digital Cameras

Nautilus has the built-in ability to work with USB devices. If your digital camera connects via a USB connection, Red Hat Enterprise Linux may not require special software or configuration to access the images stored on your camera.

To use Nautilus to access your camera:

  1. Plug the USB cable into your camera and to your computer.

  2. Turn your camera on and put it in the settings recommended by your manufacturer for connecting to a computer.

  3. If Nautilus recognizes your camera, a new icon appears on the Desktop. This icon will be named Type of memory card Removable Media.

  4. You can browse through this folder as with any other directory; double-click on the icon to open the folder.

  5. Your images may exist a few directories down, inside the initial directory. Recall that Nautilus displays images as thumbnails, so your pictures are easy to recognize.

  6. To save the images to your computer, copy and paste the thumbnails to your preferred directory.

  7. When you are finished, right-click on the icon and select Unmount Volume before disconnecting your camera.