Where is a Camera Mount Point?

poma pomidorabelisima at gmail.com
Sun Nov 2 22:19:06 UTC 2014

On 02.11.2014 20:58, Stephen Morris wrote:
> On 10/31/2014 11:47 AM, poma wrote:
>> On 30.10.2014 21:58, Stephen Morris wrote:
>>> On 10/29/2014 01:15 PM, poma wrote:
>>>> On 28.10.2014 21:27, Stephen Morris wrote:
>>>>> On 10/28/2014 06:58 AM, poma wrote:
>>>>>> On 27.10.2014 20:40, Stephen Morris wrote:
>>>>>>> On 10/27/2014 12:13 PM, poma wrote:
>>>>>>>> On 27.10.2014 00:53, Ed Greshko wrote:
>>>>>>>>> On 10/27/14 07:48, poma wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> You might try to contact the author
>>>>>>>>>> http://www.cybercom.net/~dcoffin/dcraw/
>>>>>>>>> The first few sentences on that site would seem to answer all the questions....
>>>>>>>>> "....My software is for processing those images *after* downloading them."
>>>>>>>> Touché.
>>>>>>>> poma
>>>>>>> I'll probably contact the author as well. It fine to only support
>>>>>>> processing after downloading, but it should still display the contents
>>>>>>> of the files so that you can decide what to download to process.
>>>>>>> regards,
>>>>>>> Steve
>>>>>> Great, never underestimate the social moment.
>>>>>> poma
>>>>> I've checked Rawtherapee and Darktable for their functionality.
>>>>> Rawtherapee appears to not support importing photos from any source that
>>>>> is not mounted, whereas Darktable will import photos from any detected
>>>>> device and displays the contents of the photos on the camera when
>>>>> prompting for which photos should be imported from the camera, which
>>>>> presumably means that Darktable is not using dcraw the access the
>>>>> camera, it is doing it itself.
>>>> http://www.darktable.org/2012/10/whats-involved-with-adding-support-for-new-cameras/
>>>>     RAW format support
>>>>     darktable uses two libraries to read RAW files. Most common RAW formats are read via the RawSpeed library (by Klaus Post), more esoteric RAW formats not supported by RawSpeed are read via LibRaw (which in turn is based on Dave Coffin's dcraw).
>>> I've looked at the cameras.xml file linked to in the above web page and
>>> it lists the D3100 which I assume means RawSpeed has support for my
>>> camera, which would explain why Rawtable provides an on camera image
>>> preview when importing the files.
>>>> BTW did you check with the Rawstudio
>>>> http://rawstudio.org
>>> I haven't looked at this application as yet, mainly because until now I
>>> didn't know it existed.
>>>> Perhaps the only real issue with the Nikon D3100 is the lack of USB Mass Storage mode.
>>> Its not so much the lack of a USB Mass storage mode, its the lack of the
>>> ability to preview the contents of the images on camera when I want to
>>> copy the files to my network storage for processing in Photoshop
>>> Elements, and, with some of them to produce a photo print. I only want
>>> to copy the files I am going to keep, so I want the ability to view the
>>> images, delete the ones I don't want to keep, then mass extract the
>>> remaining files to my NAS. Hence for me the ability to mass preview the
>>> images on camera is paramount, and any application that is used to
>>> process the files needs to have the ability to do some rudimentary
>>> correction to the raw file and save those corrections in a separate
>>> "correction" file (the way the raw interface in the Photoshop
>>> applications do) so that the actual raw file is left unchanged, so that
>>> at the "corrections" file can be deleted at any time to back out the
>>> changes without impacting the original raw file.
>>> regards,
>>> Steve
>> In your case is just perhaps crucial.
>> Shall we start a thread again? :)
>> ptp != usb_storage
> It probably should be, we have probably moved away from the original 
> reason for raising this thread.
> I think what this has moved to is that it seems that under Linux there 
> seems to be a requirement to take digital photos in Raw+JPG mode in 
> order for processes to be able to do what I want.
> regards,
> Steve

Next time you get the other camera in your hands, you 'll know what the functionality should be supported.


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