Taking photos of displays...

From: Paul Koning <pkoning_at_equallogic.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 20:28:53 +0000

>>>>> "Jules" == Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk_at_yahoo.co.uk> writes:

 Jules> 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.

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

Something about this sounds odd.

The metadata is right in the JPG files. At least it is on my Nikon
880. There's nothing else on the file system (which is a plain old
FAT filesystem).

Yes, you can read it via USB. I've had no luck at all with that on
Linux, but I didn't try very hard. The main reason is that, on a
laptop, it's easier and faster just to plug in the CompactFlash card
using a $10 PCMCIA adapter, and read directly from there. It shows up
in Linux as a disk, you just read it.

Received on Mon Feb 28 2005 - 16:10:24 GMT

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