I just bought my daughter a digital camera for her to take photos with since she loves taking them.
It’s one of these, which we bought at Toys ‘R’ Us for $25, which was a pretty good deal.
Look like this :
Once we got home, she exhausted the tiny internal memory fairly quickly, so I had to download the photos off the camera.
Only problem, the bundled software only supports Windows. I don’t have a Windows machine anymore though, so off to the internet I trundle to find out how to get the photos off the camera.
After lots of trawling, I come across a snippet from a post a while back mentioning gphoto2.
So off I go to install gphoto2, and what do you know, I can now download all the photos off the camera in ppm format.
To do it, I plugged the camera in via USB, after I plugged it in, the camera was detected by my eeePC.
The lsusb command spat out
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0979:0227 Jeilin Technology Corp., Ltd
that as the camera, which was a bit cryptic but that’s ok, as long as it was picking it up.
After I plugged it in, I used gphoto2 to check out the camera to see what was on it.
I ran –
to see what was on it, and it spat out –
There are 39 files in folder '/'.
#1 jl_001.ppm image/x-portable-pixmap
#2 jl_002.ppm image/x-portable-pixmap
#3 jl_003.ppm image/x-portable-pixmap
#4 jl_004.ppm image/x-portable-pixmap
So gphoto2 can definitely read the camera. Next step – to download all the photos.
I ran –
to download all the photos to the current directory.
After running it, I got this –
Downloading 'jl_001.ppm' from folder '/'...
Saving file as jl_001.ppm
Downloading 'jl_002.ppm' from folder '/'...
Saving file as jl_002.ppm
Downloading 'jl_003.ppm' from folder '/'...
Saving file as jl_003.ppm
And all the photos were saved to the current directory.
So that’s how I downloaded all the photos off the Sakar Kidz Cam.
Hope this helps someone in need !.