14.3. Managing photos on the KDE desktop
When you turn on a camera connected to your computer, or plug in device containing photos such as a USB flash drive, Fedora will notify you by opening a window from the
located at the left of the KDE panel. If you do not see a window, click the
to open the window manually. You should see the camera or other storage device listed in the window. Click on the device, and a dialog box will open to ask
What do you want to do?
Download Photos with digiKam
14.3.1. Importing photos with digiKam
When you first start
, it prompts you for a default location in which to store your photos, and will suggest the
Pictures folder inside your
Home folder. It will also ask for a location to store a database that it will create to store information about your photos.
will use this database to help you organise and manage your photos and will again suggest the
Pictures folder as the location for this database. For both the default picture location and the database location, you can type in the name of a folder on your computer, browse to a folder by clicking on the folder icon, or accept the defaults. When you have made your choices, click
and the main
window will open, together with a separate window to show you the files on the camera or storage device.
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
. To deselect all photos, press
. Once you have selected all the photos that you want to import, click the
button. To cancel the import process before you begin the download, close the window. To cancel the process once the download is underway, click the
asks you for a name for this group of pictures, which it calls an album. Either click on an existing album on the list, or click
and provide a name for the album.
will suggest the current date as a name for the album, but you might want to choose a name that will better help you to remember the subject of these photos. When you have selected an album, click
will import the photos to your computer.
To clear the photos from your camera, click
Image > Delete Selected
to delete just the images you imported to your computer, or click
Image > Delete All
to delete all images from your camera.