Taking photos of displays...

From: Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 14:59:42 +0000

On Mon, 2005-02-28 at 15:26 -0500, 9000 VAX wrote:
> > Under Linux, I don't think there's any way I can pull metadata off the
> > camera along with images - so if I take lots of shots under a trial and
> > error approach, I have to note down what settings I was using for which
> > shot which is getting to be a pain in the butt!
> I am using Nikon 995 and I download the images to linux directly (via
> USB). The model supports the kind of flash storage protocal, and I can
> mount it directly as a local directory. I heard that many new cameras
> could be mounted too.

Good point. I don't think Gphoto (at least the version I have) works
with my camera (a Canon G5) in PTP mode - which is what I believe would
be needed for it to copy all the extra metadata stuff as well as
images... but you're probably right, and it probably appears under the
filesystem somewhere which might do the job.

I've just been playing around and had a lot of luck with trying the
suggestion of taking two seperate images then combining them in software
- the monitor taken on automatic and the screen done on manual (0.4
secs / f8.0, along with re-evaluating the white balance). Problem
solved, I think :)

cheers to all

Received on Mon Feb 28 2005 - 15:00:13 GMT

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