Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 21 months ago

#3578 assigned enhancement

Application to import photos from Kodak C1013 (PTP - Picture Transfer Protocol)

Reported by: HAL Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: - General Version: R1/pre-alpha1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


This camera has an internal storage and a SD card can be plugged in. There is no way that the cameras internal storage or SD card can be mounted to copy photos by Tracker or no application that can detect the camera and import photos. I tried Exposure (available from Haikuware) but there is no plugin for this application for the Kodak C1013. Also the installer for this application does not work in Haiku. It installs in Beos5.05Bone alright. The only application that works well with this camera in Linux is: f-spot that comes with GNOME. this application lists it as a PTP type camera when it is plugged into a USB socket and can import photos when this is selected. So it might be possible to use the source for f-spot to make a plugin for Exposure. I looked at the developers web site for Exposure and he is no longer developing it. I emailed him but he hasn't replied. The developers web address is:

Change History (6)

comment:1 by kvdman, 12 years ago

IMO, this doesn't have much to do with Haiku. Besides, there already is an application that handles camera quite well under Haiku:

comment:2 by HAL, 12 years ago

I was wondering if Haiku should be able to mount with tracker the internal memory and SD RAM card? Yes I suppose Exposure doesn't have much to do with Haiku and therefore the title of this might be wrong or misleading. I was also thinking that Exposure might be recompiled for Haiku and plugins be made or adapted from other applications but if Photograbber works there is probably no need.

comment:3 by anevilyak, 12 years ago

That depends on how the camera exposes itself. Some cameras expose themselves as USB mass storage, and as such their on board SD cards wind up looking like an ordinary hard disk. PTP cameras do not do this however, so making them appear in Tracker would be significantly more involved, and would probably involve writing a pseudo-filesystem to make the PTP camera appear like a disk. This would probably be doable via libptp and userlandfs, but it's certainly not trivial.

comment:4 by HAL, 12 years ago

It might be easier then to just let an app like Photograbber deal with PTP type cameras. Its probably much easier just to write a plugin provided that covers future models and all present ones. Then again would something like libptp and a pseudo fs cover all futwre and present PTP type cameras or at least be easily adapted to them?

comment:5 by pulkomandy, 6 years ago

Milestone: R1Unscheduled
Summary: Application to import photos from Kodak C1013Application to import photos from Kodak C1013 (PTP - Picture Transfer Protocol)

comment:6 by axeld, 4 years ago

Owner: changed from axeld to nobody
Status: newassigned
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