linux program to download Sony 717?

Discussion in 'Sony' started by Robert McDermitt, Aug 16, 2003.

  1. Hi All,

    I've picked up a Sony 717. It downloads images normally enough in windows
    using the application bundled with the camera.

    I've switched to linux and having a bit of a problem downloading images.
    I've tried using Gtkam but apparently it does not recognize the 717. Any
    apps available for linux that will read the 717?? Thanks.
    Robert McDermitt, Aug 16, 2003
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    Ronald Hands Guest

    You might find it much easier to use a card reader, rather than
    connecting the camera directly.
    Using Red Hat 8.0 and a SanDisk reader, I found that the USB card
    reader was recognized automatically in Linux (as a SCSI disk) and an
    entry for it was made in fstab. From that point it would appear to be
    just like Windows -- a drag and drop operation.
    That said, I still use Windows because I like Photoshop Elements 2.0
    for further manipulation of images.

    -- Ron
    Ronald Hands, Aug 17, 2003
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  3. You're in luck! I did a bit more digging, and GtKam does indeed handle the
    717. Under the 717 'setup' menu, go to the last screen and look at an
    entry titled "USB connect". Change the entry from "normal" to "PTP
    connect". The 717 will then be recognized. Works great!! :)
    Robert McDermitt, Aug 17, 2003

  4. Have you tried Gimp? I just downloaded a load of photo's, resized and did a
    jpeg compression. It was just as easy as photoshop......
    Robert McDermitt, Aug 17, 2003
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    fusQuanto Guest

    you have to do the scsi emulation for usb mass storage device. so in your
    kernel you have to enable scsi. my friend's 717 worked on my computer like
    that. as did my 7i and xt
    fusQuanto, Aug 17, 2003
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