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14.2. Managing photos on the GNOME desktop

After your camera powers on, an informational window should appear on your desktop. From the drop-down menu you can select:
  • Open with gThumb Image Viewer and choose Import Photos .
  • Open with F-Spot Photo Manager and select Copy .
  • Open with Other Application and select the appropriate application.
If you decide you do not want to import photos, click the Do Nothing button. If you do not want to see this dialog each time you connect a camera, you can select the Always perform this action option in conjunction with the gThumb Image Viewer or F-Spot Photo Manager button to make one of the choices permanent.
Other ways of accessing your photos are:
  • Click on the desktop device icon that contains the photos.
  • Click Places > on the top menu bar, and then click the camera or other device that stores your photos.

14.2.1. Organizing and importing photos

After you make your selection, Fedora loads thumbnails, or previews, of the photos from your camera into the Import Photos window. From this new window, you can:
  • Give Fedora a Destination for the imported images.
  • Assign Categories from the drop-down menu.
  • Deselect imported images from the camera .
  • Keep original File names .
  • Rotate the images .
In this dialog, you can select or deselect photos to import by clicking on the corresponding thumbnail. To select all photos, click any photo and then press the key combination Ctrl + A . To deselect all photos, press Ctrl + Shift + A . Once you have selected all the photos that you want to import, click the Import button. To cancel the entire import process, click the Cancel button. For a more detailed explanation of the options available when importing images, see the information below.

If you accidentally disconnect your camera

The camera button allows you to reload the thumbnails in case your camera is accidentally disconnected from the computer. If that happens, Fedora may display an additional dialog that returns you to the previous step. It is safe to click Ignore in that dialog, return to this one, and click the camera button again.

14.2.1.1. Selecting a Filing Method

Use Destination to select a folder in which to keep your photo images. Within a destination folder, you can further organize your photos by date and time, or by any other method you wish. If you enter text into the Film box, Fedora uses this text to label and organize the photos you import.
If you want Fedora to delete the images from your camera after it imports them, select Delete imported images from the camera . If you want it to use the filenames from the camera, select Keep original filenames . If you do not select this box, Fedora automatically numbers your images using the order it imports them, starting with 00001.

14.2.1.2. Categorizing your photos

The Categories box shows any special category labels you select to mark the photos you import. If you want to select any categories for your photos, click the ... button on the drop-down bar, which makes the category selection dialog appear.
To label your images with a category, click the checkbox next to the category name. Select as many as you want. If you do not see a category name you like, select the New button and enter a new category name to add to the list. If you want to remove a category name permanently from the list, select the category by clicking on its name and then click Delete .
As you select categories, they appear in the Selected categories box. When you are finished, click OK to save the category names, or Cancel to forget any category selections.

Selecting a category using a checkbox protects filing choices.

It is easy to accidentally misfile images due to a typing mistake. By using checkbox selection, images are correctly categorized every time.

 
 
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