Posted in Computers on Sunday 18th January 2004 at 11:58pm

I love my digital camera. Its a Kodak DC210. It only works via the serial port, and its old. I specifically sought one out on eBay because I'd borrowed one and it worked perfectly in the old gtk 1.x version of gphoto. More importantly, it was so simple even I could take reasonable pictures with it.

Time moved on, and gphoto2 arrived. I never really got the camera going with this, so I keep around an old RPM of gphoto, dreading the day it stops working for me.

Until today. I decided to try another old friend from GNOME 1.4 days - gThumb. During the build I noticed it also looked for libgphoto - so I dutifully downloaded it, just to see...

...and its great. gThumb has matured into a flexible but simple photo management app. The HTML gallery export is neat and clean looking, and the various tools for editing photos are easy to use.

Best of all, it seems to recognize (via gphoto2) my Kodak DC210, and can import pictures directly.

I'm truly impressed.



I've had a home on the web for more years than I care to remember, and a few kind souls persuade me it's worth persisting with keeping it updated. This current incarnation of the site is centred around the blog posts which began back in 1999 as 'the daylog' and continued through my travels and tribulations during the following years.

I don't get out and about nearly as much these days, but I do try to record significant events and trips for posterity. You may also have arrived here by following the trail to my former music blog Songs Heard On Fast Trains. That content is preserved here too.

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