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Re: digital camera Q

On Tuesday 24 October 2006 03:54, Tim wrote:
>On Tue, 2006-10-24 at 01:24 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> A neighbor came up tonight with a canon powershot A10 in hand
>I have a Canon Powershot A520 that works in a similar way.  On a
>friend's WinXP it appears as a drive, but it won't do the same on Linux.
>I can use Gthumb to import pictures, that works fine, but it's a bit I
>find it awkward to use.
Gthumb doesn't exist on this FC2 system.

>I gave in, and bought a SD card reader.  While that's not really
>practical for getting pictures from a friend's camera, it was a lot
>better than messing around with cabling the camera to the PC, and faster
>to read files, too.  If you have a USB flash drive, it'd probably be
>easier to grab the files on your neighbours PC, and copy them there.

That depends.  In my case, swapping memory cards can be dangerous because 
the credit card thick memory used has open contacts, subject to static 
damage, I blew the original card that way I believe.  I replaced it with a 
64megger, and its only been out of the camera once since.  Hooking up the 
usb cable automaticly powers down the display too, so I'm not eating 
batteries quite as fast.  I guess its all in what you feel safe with.

One thing I did find is an old vfat bug thats never been fixed.  If there 
are 40 or so pix in the camera, you cannot move them to the computer 
without losing the last ones as vfat thinks, when the directory sector 
contains no files, that it has reached the end of the file list.  Not so.  
So when moving files to the computer, always start at the bottom of the 
list and work backwards else that bug will grow some awesome teeth and 
draw blood, requiring the card be formatted to recover.

>(Currently testing FC5, but still running FC4, if that's important.)
>Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored.
>I read messages from the public lists.

Cheers, Gene
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