Sunday, October 07, 2007

It is mostly Plug and Play

I have been doing a lot of playing around with my new Canon digital camera. I bought a new toy to go with it. It takes the SD card and makes it into a USB memory stick. I took out the photos from the wedding and plugged it into my Linux box. Within several seconds it recognized the new hardware and I had a window open in DigiKam and transferring over 800 megs of photos. I like the new hardware as it allows me to show people the photos without plugging in the camera to their machine (I normally don't bring the USB cable when taking pictures). The other nice thing is that I don't have to use the camera and wear out the batteries while viewing the photos.

DigiKam is a nice package and I have been using it for about a month. I have been moving my pictures into it and making suitable backups. Burning CDs is a simple option and it simplifies my task rather than using several programs for the tasks.