[Digikam-users] digiKam + Pentax *-ist DL == photo booth ?
caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 15:04:19 BST 2007
Ok, now i understand what you want: a remote control to take a shot using
directly the computer.
I have introduced this feature in digiKam Camera gui for KDE4. The camera
must be connected via a gphoto2 drivers (PTP is the common way), and of
course the camera must support Capture feature.
Here, to test, my Olympus C3000Z can do it. You can see a preview of the
digiKam capture tool in action at this url :
The tool is not perfect of course and need to be improved. The capture area
from camera is refresh periodicly (it's depand of your USB connection
speed). You press the button "Capture" to shot the target image. File still
hosted by Camera until you download it (we can automatize this issue of
Missing a way to set camera settings directly by computer. Gphoto2 API
provide an interface but it still complex to handle with Qt/Kde. In fact the
API is more dedicaced to control settings widgets by GTK api (:=(
I'm in contact with gphoto2 team and i would to see this issue fixed in the
Others features to add is a dynamic histogram to check in live if picture is
correctly exposed and an option to rotate preview area if necessary.
2007/9/19, Scott Chevalley <avalon at osguru.org>:
> Oops.. one must google before speaking. :)
> Apparently there is some software called Pentax Remote Assistant that
> supports tethered shooting for the *ist and K10d. version 3 supports the
> k10d and version 1 supports the *ist series. Unfortunately, they are
> windows/mac only. :(
> Scott Chevalley wrote:
> > What you are talking about is basically tethered shooting. I'm not
> > sure if the pentax's support tethered shooting, though, and I don't
> > think digikam supports it either.
> > Scott
> > David W. Talmage wrote:
> >> Gilles Caulier <caulier.gilles at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> What do you mean by "Photo booth" exactly ?
> >> Oh. Sorry. Photo booths used to be common in the USA. You could find
> them in drug stores, 5 & 10's, train stations, bus stations, and
> airports. A photo booth is a little room with a seat big enough for two
> people. There is a camera inside. For a little money, the camera takes a
> few tiny pictures. In a few minutes, the pictures pop out of a slot on the
> outside of the booth. You can see a photo booth in the movie Amelie (
> >> I want to do something like that but without the money. I'll use this
> at a party. I'll set up the camera on a tripod and maybe hook up some
> studio strobes. I'll connect the camera to the computer. Over time, my
> guests will stand before the camera, remote control in hand. They will
> trigger the camera with the remote and the computer will display resulting
> image on its monitor. Afterward, my guests can use digiKam to browse the
> evening's images and print the ones they like on my 4x6 photo printer.
> >> One way to do this is for digiKam to control the camera. I can't
> figure out how to do that.
> >> Another way is for the camera to act as both camera and USB mass
> storage. digiKam or another program would monitor the mass storage for new
> pictures and add them to an album. I can make my *-ist DL act as either a
> camera or as USB mass storage but not both. I've written to Pentax customer
> support for help with that.
> >> Dave
> >>> 2007/9/16, David Talmage <talmage at acm.org>:
> >>>> I want to make a photo booth using digiKam and my Pentax *-ist DL
> >>>> So far, I've not been successful, so I'm turning to the mailing list
> >>>> for advice. Any suggestions?
> >>>> It's not a simple as connecting the camera to the computer. In USB
> >>>> storage mode, the camera won't take a picture. In the other modes,
> >>>> camera doesn't show up as a mass storage device.
> >>>> Dave Talmage
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