17.2. Downloading Pictures from the Camera

To download images from a camera that has been correctly configured, attach the camera to your computer and select the camera from the Camera menu. digiKam opens a window and begins to download thumbnails and display them as in Abbildung 17.2, „Downloading Pictures from a Camera“. Right-click an image to open a pop-up menu with the options to View the image, to Download, or Delete the image. Select the Settings tab to the right of the download window to rename the image files using Renaming Options. Review the EXIF data associated with the selected image using the Metadata tab.

Abbildung 17.2. Downloading Pictures from a Camera

Downloading Pictures from a Camera

[Tip]Renaming Images

Mass renaming of your images comes in handy if your camera's filenames are not meaningful enough for your purpose. Provide a unique prefix, add an optional date, and let digiKam provide a sequence number.

Select all images to download from the camera by pressing the left mouse button or by clicking individual images with Strg pressed or by using one of the select modes provided by the Images menu at the bottom of the download window. Click Download and select the destination from the list or create a new album with New Album, which automatically suggests a filename with the current date. Confirm with OK to start the download process.

[Tip]Downloading Images from the Storage Medium

To save your camera's battery power, you can also attach a USB hub to your computer providing an appropriate slot for your storage medium and download the files from there. Once the USB hub is connected to your computer, the KDE media handler dialog opens and offers to download the images from the medium you attached.