[Wine] Adobe Elements 6, some general qyestions.
martin at gregorie.org
Tue Apr 28 08:00:31 CDT 2009
On Tue, 2009-04-28 at 06:35 -0500, techno-mole wrote:
> I'm intending to use gimp (ive had it on my system and thought its
> about time i used it) but im wondering if there is a way to get
> elements to download the images straight of my camera, like in windows
> where you can get applications to run when you plug in the usb lead.
I'm doing exactly that. I use the gThumb Image Viewer to download
pictures from my Pentax K100D DSLR over USB and the GIMP to edit them.
I'm running Fedora 10 on a Lenovo dual core Thinkpad.
> I have messed around but I'm not sure I have it right, basically I
> changed the default option in gnome to run the
> adobephotodownloader.exe from inside the wine folder when I plug in
> the usb lead, it does open, but I have had issues trying to download
> the images, and using the organizer function in elements is not so
I haven't fiddled with the standard configuration, so the following is
out-of-the-box behaviour. When I connect the camera I get offered a
choice of gThumb or the F-Spot photo manager in a pop-up menu, select
the default (gThumb) and it uploads all the images, clears the camera
and shows a thumbnail gallery of the downloaded pictures.
gThumb lets me delete obvious dogs. It can also rotate and save images
where necessary and its a good photo gallery program.
I do everything else with the GIMP: it has a reasonably steep learning
curve until you understand its menus and find the tools you use the
most, but its fast and easy to use when you're used to it. The only
Windows image editor I've liked as much was L-View Pro.
> Is this the right way to do it ?
I'd say give gThumb and F-Spot a try. The Pentax is pretty quick on
downloads with gThumb (around two images a second), but it is only 6
Mpixels, so USB downloads work well for me.
If your camera has a removable flash card you can always whip it out and
stick in into a card reader. That may be faster with some cameras and
computers. I do that with other devices: the card opens in the Nautilus
file manager so you can drag and drop from it to your HDD, but do
remember that you *must* unmount/eject the card with Nautilus or by
clicking its icon before you yank it out of the reader.
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