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gtkam - Graphical front end for gphoto2


File Menu

Gives options to save photos to the computer.

Saves the selected photos from the camera to the computer.

Saves all photos in the camera to the computer.

Both menu items open a "Save photos..." dialog box which allows the user to select the folder to save the images in, as well as a number of other options.

This is the default. It causes the photos being saved to be downloaded from the camera and saved to the identified folder.

FIXME: What to say?

Causes any audio data associated with the image to be saved to the selected folder.

Saves a small version of the selected images to the identified folder.

Saves the EXIF data associated with the images.

FIXME: should we say more about the EXIF format?

This allows the user to specify FIXME ??

Causes the saved files to have the names provided by the camera.

Defines a prefix to be used when creating filenames. This prefix is combined with the number starting with the number defined in:

Defines the first number of the sequence of photos to be stored.

Gives options to delete photos from the camera.

Quits gtkam.

View Menu

Gives options for previewing photos before downloading them from the camera.

This is the same command as the checkbox on the main gtkam window. It allows the user to select whether thumbnails of the photos are displayed, or just the file names.

Enlarges the thumbnails.

Returns the thumbnails to default size.

Reduces the thumbnails.

Select Menu

Selects all pictures in the camera.

Inverts the selections already made so that previously unselected images are now selected, and previously selected images are now unselected.

Undoes all selections so that no images are selected.

Camera Menu

Opens a window to allow the user to define the camera and interface being used. "Simple" Select Camera Dialog. "Enhanced" Select Camera Dialog. Dialog for explicitly adding a path to the port to which the camera is attached.

Help Menu

Opens the logging window which allows the user to select the type of messages to log.

causes the logging of any error messages.

Increases the amount of information being logged. (I can't see what effect this has. - mjr)

Causes the logging of progress reports as the software communicates with the camers.

Causes the logging of all data being transferred from the camera. This will generate huge quantities of hexadecimal information.

opens a dialog to allow the user to save the information logged in the debug window.

Closes the debug window

Opens the about gtKam window. This gives the current version, author credits, and contact information.

Right Click (over directory pane) Menu

Opens a dialog to identify an image file for uploading to the camera.

Opens dialog to create new directory.

Opens a dialog to remove (delete) an existing folder (directory).

Opens a window to allow the user to trigger the camera to acquire an image if the camera and its gphoto2 driver supports this feature.. (This feature is not available on my camera, so I would appreciate some input on this item. -mjr)

Camera configuration tab. Driver configuration tab.

Displays a window with information about the camera and its memory.

I'm not sure what this should contain. Anyone? - mjr FIXME: need useful image

Displays a window with information about the camera driver and its authors.

This should include contact information for the maintainers of the drivers for your camera.

Opens the Add Camera dialog.

Removes the camera from the directory pane.

Right Click (over list pane) Menu

Downloads the image under the cursor and displays it in a new window. The window automatically resizes the image to fill the window.

Presents file name, type, size, date and permissions information about the image under the cursor.

Downloads the image under the cursor and opens a dialog to allow it to be saved to the computer.

Opens a dialog to allow the user to delete the image under the cursor.


The gPhoto2 Team.
Man page edited by Michael J. Rensing <>.

August 2002