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Ubuntu Linux® For Dummies® by Paul G. Sery

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Chapter 21. Graphical Ubuntu

In This Chapter

  • Uploading photographs

  • Viewing thumbnails and full images

  • Using The GIMP for image editing

Ubuntu provides several graphical manipulation tools. You can save photos from your digital camera and create, manipulate, and view the photos using these tools. Ubuntu covers all bases when it comes to multimedia.

This chapter describes how to work with digital cameras, graphical images, and more.

Transferring Photos from your Digital Camera to Your Ubuntu Computer

Digital photography lets you take pictures and store them on a computer for viewing and reproduction. Doing away with traditional film is a great convenience. Ubuntu Linux provides the tools to download photos from a camera.

Most digital cameras provide software to transfer photos from the camera to a computer. However, most such software is incompatible with Linux and your Ubuntu computer. Fortunately, you can still easily transfer photos to your Ubuntu computer using generic Linux utilities. This section describes how to perform such transfers.

So go out and take your shots. Later, you can download your photos to Ubuntu as follows.

  1. Connect your camera to your Ubuntu computer using a USB (or FireWire) cable.

    Ubuntu recognizes the device and launches the Photo Import dialog, shown in Figure 21-1 .

    Figure 21-1: The Photo Import dialog.

    Figure 21.1.  Figure 21-1: The Photo Import dialog.

  2. Click the Import Photos button.

    Ubuntu mounts your camera ...

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