[Lvlug] Electronic Cameras: Durability of Image Sensors, etc.?
chris at kutztownlinux.org
Thu Dec 28 20:54:55 EST 2006
Scott Piccotti wrote:
> On Dec 28, 2006, at 5:00 PM, Chris wrote:
>> I have a Cannon Digital Rebel and love it. I am much more concerned
>> about companies supporting Linux these days though and would not
>> purchase it again. Cannon does not support it under Linux whatsoever.
> True, although I never connect the camera directly to the computer
> anyway. I find it's much easier to use a card reader than to futz
> around with USB cables every time I need to transfer photos. And I
> don't use the bundled software either, so I don't even know what that
> side of things is really like.
> Linux support seems tough to come by. Are Nikon, Olympus, or Sony any
> better? Apart from implementing USB mass storage, is there any other
> compatibility issue? I'd be interested to hear who's really doing
> well, and maybe try to pass the word along.
> I use almost nothing but Photoshop, and I haven't found anything
> comparable in the FOSS world. So realistically, Linux can't be the
> core of my photo workflow. That might be the "root cause" of a lack of
> Linux support from the rest of the industry.
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If you look around a number of commercial graphics programs exist for
Linux. I'd suggest the Pixel Image Editor. A few things to note about it
though... It is in beta (final version to be released shortly), it is
proprietary, it is developed as a cross-platform image editor, it is
competitive in features and ease of use to Photoshop/Paint Shop Pro, it
is available for every operating system on the planet, and it is
developed by a Gentoo Linux guy. It is a good compromise if you need
something close to Adobe Photoshop, but rather not support or use
something from a Microsoft shop.
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