[Digikam-users] Tethered shooting with digikam, and thumbs

Gilles Caulier caulier.gilles at gmail.com
Thu Dec 19 15:18:17 GMT 2013


I implemented this feature few year ago using an old Olympus C3030Z
which is supported tethering through GPhoto2.

This device is dead now. My new Sony camera only support PTP protocol
through Gphoto and tethering do not work.

So, i cannot debug this part actually...


Gilles Caulier

2013/12/19 Anders Lund <anders at alweb.dk>:
> Hi list,
> I read lots of photo articles recently, and came to read about tethered
> shooting. Of cause I immediately thought that would be possible with digikam
> ;)
> So I connected my canon eos 7d, and started to look. What I found is that in
> the import window, in the "device" menu there is a menu item indicating that
> this is possible.
> However, it does not work. What happens is that the mirror appears to be
> opened, but not closed again, and no image is captured. A small dialog
> appears, with "help", "capture" and "cancel" buttons. Help have no information
> about this issue, "capture" appears to close the camera mirror and then open
> it again, while "cancel" seems to do nothing.
> Dummy thumbs appears in the window, but they can not be displayed or
> downloaded.
> Now, did anyone ever try this, and maybe even experience succes with it?
> As part of my exploring, I clicked the device->information menu item, which
> shows information about my camera - maybe from gphoto? This dialog indicates
> that it should be possible to get thumbnails from my in camera photos, and
> that capturing images using gphoto should be possible. This of cause reminds
> me that there are no thumbs in the import dialog, and I really wonder why this
> have not been fixed, an issue for as long as I can remember.
> Is the missing thumbs in the import dialog a canon specific problem? Or does
> any canon dslr users actually have thumbnails? And what about users of other
> camera brands?
> --
> Anders
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