[kde-linux] DigiKam thinks 320x240 pictures is 4GB !?

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Sun Apr 5 19:20:18 UTC 2009

On Sunday 05 April 2009 17:51:24 Thierry de Coulon wrote:
> On Sunday 05 April 2009, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > Interesting.  I bought a similar thing for £5 in a charity sale.  Digikam
> > not only could handle the pictures, but it told me the model of the
> > camera. My guess is that .ppm extension causes the problem.  It's odds-on
> > that the camera isn't actually using portable-pixmap format.  Can you not
> > drag the files onto your hard drive from a file manager, then experiment
> > with changing the extensions?  That's what I'd try, anyway :-)
> I can't access it as a device. lsusb gives idVendor 0x2770 and idProduct
> 0x9120. I tried gragging the picture from the DigiKam window, but I get a
> corrupted file (32 Bytes) that contains only the name of the picture
> (pict003.ppm.. which does not bring us further ;( )
You'd think it would be possible to get it listed as a storage device, 
wouldn't you?  Does the Device Notifier see it?

> I'll search my old old old CDs to see if I can find the original Windows
> software, out of curiosity to know what picture format we have there...
> > It's academic, of course.  No-one would seriously suggest that
> > programmers should waste their time trying to support cameras like this,
> > but I hate to be beaten, and am determined to find a solution if one
> > exists :-)
> >
> > Anne
> It would mainly be interresting to find out what leads DigiKam to choose
> 4GB as a size. I suppose it comes from the fact that DigiKam has to relie
> on the picture file to tell it' size. But why suppose it's 4GB?
Yes, indeed.  There's no way that camera would be able to store 4GB!

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