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       gtkam - Graphical front end for gphoto2


   File Menu
       File->Save Photos
              Gives options to save photos to the computer.

              File->Save Photos->Selected
                     Saves   the  selected  photos  from  the  camera  to  the

              File->Save Photos->All
                     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.

              What to save:

                     This is a set of checkboxes  which  allows  the  user  to
                     select  the forms in which data for the selected image(s)
                     will be saved.  Any  or  all  of  these  options  may  be
                     selected at once.

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

                     Save raw data
                             FIXME: What to say?

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

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

                     Save EXIF data
                             Saves the EXIF data associated with the images.

                             FIXME: should we say more about the EXIF  format?

              Open image(s) with:
                     This allows the user to specify FIXME ??

              Use filename(s) provided by the camera.
                     Causes  the saved files to have the names provided by the

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

              Start numbering with:
                     Defines the first number of the sequence of photos to  be

       File->Delete Photos
              Gives options to delete photos from the camera.

              File->Delete Photos->Selected
                     Deletes selected photos from the camera.

              File->Delete Photos->All
                     Deletes all photos in the camera.

              Both  of  these menu items open a dialog to confirm the deletion
              of the photos. A list of photos is  presented  with  a  checkbox
              beside  each  photo  name. Uncheck the box to prevent a specific
              file from being deleted.

              Quits gtkam.

   View Menu
       Gives  options  for  previewing photos before downloading them from the

       View->View Thumbnails
              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.

       View->Zoom In
              Enlarges the thumbnails.

       View->Zoom 100
              Returns the thumbnails to default size.

       View->Zoom Out
              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
       Camera->Add Camera...
              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.

              Error  causes the logging of any error messages.

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

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

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

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

              Close  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
       Right Click->Upload File
              Opens a dialog to identify an image file for  uploading  to  the

       Right Click->Make directory
              Opens dialog to create new directory.

       Right Click->Remove directory
              Opens   a   dialog   to   remove  (delete)  an  existing  folder

       Right Click->Capture
              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)

       Right Click->Preferences
              Camera configuration tab.  Driver configuration tab.

       Right Click->Summary
              Displays  a  window  with  information  about the camera and its

       Right Click->Manual
              I’m not sure what this should contain. Anyone? - mjr FIXME: need
              useful image

       Right Click->About
              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.

       Right Click->Select Camera
              Opens the Add Camera dialog.

       Right Click->Remove Camera
              Removes the camera from the directory pane.

   Right Click (over list pane) Menu
       Right Click->View with...->Built-in viewer
              Downloads  the  image  under the cursor and displays it in a new
              window. The window automatically resizes the image to  fill  the

       Right Click->Info
              Presents file name, type, size, date and permissions information
              about the image under the cursor.

       Right Click->Save
              Downloads the image under the cursor and opens a dialog to allow
              it to be saved to the computer.

       Right Click->Delete
              Opens  a  dialog to allow the user to delete the image under the


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

                                  August 2002