[Shotwell] Using Shotwell as camera importer in KDE
jim at yorba.org
Mon Sep 13 15:18:23 PDT 2010
No. Under GNOME / GVFS, cameras are mounted as gphoto2: or disk: URIs.
Shotwell will attempt to convert a file: URI to a gPhoto2 camera object, but
the file URI you listed is for a HAL device, not a GVFS mount point.
That's the key here -- you have to be running GVFS to have a URI that can be
converted to a gPhoto camera object. I don't know enough about KDE to know
if that's possible or how to go about doing it. You may be running it right
now, but those are not the URIs Shotwell needs to see.
On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 11:42 PM, Kevin Brubeck Unhammer <
p.ixiemotion at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2010/9/10 Jim Nelson <jim at yorba.org>:
> > Hello,
> > Yes, Shotwell does have something like this. You need to put the path to
> > the camera device on the command-line in URI format, much like what
> > describing. There's no additional arguments; Shotwell will detect if
> it's a
> > URI and map it into the device.
> > If you look at the shotwell.desktop file (shotwell.desktop.head in the
> > ball), you'll see how it's described there:
> > shotwell %U
> > Where %U is the file path in URL format.
> When I try using %i (device ID, which is what digikam uses) I get the
> following error:
> /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_4a9_319a_noserial_if0 does not
> while the two other choices (%f - mount point for storage devices, and
> %d - device node address for block devices) have the same effect as
> not having an argument at all.
> I tried running
> but that too was as if I had given no argument... is that what is
> meant by URL format?
> > On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 5:47 AM, Kevin Brubeck Unhammer
> > <p.ixiemotion at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I know KDE users are supposed to use DigiKam, but it's way too huge
> >> and slow for what I need; Shotwell however seems to have exactly the
> >> features I want while staying quick and responsive :-)
> >> The one thing I'm wondering about is if there's a way to make the usb
> >> notifier go straight to camera import when I click it. In KDE's system
> >> settings for device actions, the digikam command is:
> >> /usr/share/apps/digikam/utils/digikam-camera downloadFromUdi %i
> >> where %i is the "device ID" (something like .../freedesktop/...). Is
> >> there a similar way to start up shotwell, to take it straight to the
> >> camera import page? (Not that the extra click is a major
> >> inconvenience, but it would make the whole experience that much
> >> slicker.)
> >> best regards,
> >> Kevin Brubeck Unhammer
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