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susegebr Oct 8, 2009 3:37 PM

Digikam Nikon D5000
Using DigiKam and you have a Nikon D5000 usb connected
add the D5000 to DigiKam / Import / Cameras (add) / Add Camera

the camera is detected as a Model USB PTP Class Camera, Port usb, Path /

edit the title to Nikon DCS D5000 (PTP mode)

klick ok

Put the camera in the digiKam toolbar

Opening the camera via the toolbar you now can "capture" (let the camera take a picture) a photo.

JimC Oct 9, 2009 6:33 AM

Great to know.

What version of digiKam are you using now? What version of the kipi plugins do you have installed with it?

susegebr Oct 9, 2009 7:58 AM

Linux Digikam
Hello Steve sorry for my english because most of the time i speak and write dutch

The following software works together with digikam

KDE 4.3.2

kde4-kipi-plugins 0.2beta3-1.18 (mostly for Gwenview)
libkipi0 0.1.6-1.63
libkipi5 4.1.3-4.6
libkipi6 4.3.2-4.2


Linux distro Opensuse 11.1
desktop KDE4.3.2

Start digikam and then if you start your camera from the toolbar
gphoto starts up giving you the photos from the camera
while digikam shows the photos from you harddisk

Beside this I use Gwenview there i can edit photos as wel as in digikam
and Showphoto to print the photos from postcard to A4

hope this answers your question

JimC Oct 9, 2009 8:09 AM

Thanks (but I'm Jim, not Steve). ;-)

But, which digiKam version are you using (0.10.0, 1.0.0 Beta 4, etc.)?

I'm curious which versions of digiKam support tethered shooting (able to capture images from within digiKam).

I installed OpenSUSE 11.2 Milestone 7 to take a look at the latest progress with KDE 4.3.x.

But, it still had a few too many bugs with my hardware, so I didn't keep it on my PC long enough to play with it much. It looks like Milestone 8 is out now. I'll probably wait until it goes final before trying it again. That way, I'm not trying to upgrade KDE and associated applications using 11.1.

I've got a community remaster of SimplyMEPIS 8.0 installed right now using KDE 4.3 with digiKam 1.0.0 Beta 4 from Debian Testing.

But, it's still a bit "rough" (i.e., buggy) since it's using a mixture of Debian Stable and Debian Testing based applications. I haven't tried the remote capture features.

JimC Oct 9, 2009 8:14 AM


It looks like digiKam 1.0.0 Beta 5 is out now:

susegebr Oct 9, 2009 8:34 AM

Linux Digikam
Hello Jim sorry.

DigiKam for Linux 1.0Beta3-3.33

And yes from within digikam ( gphoto ) you can make a Capture
wich is a photo by the camera as it lays besides the computer you have to point it to something and take the lid off :)

JimC Oct 9, 2009 8:43 AM

Thanks. I was aware that the gphoto libraries supported capture from command line. But, I was not aware that digiKam has the ability to do it from it's user interface. I wonder if that's a new feature in digiKam 1.0, or if previous versions could do it, too.

Thanks for sharing.

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