Sorry, MTP? I’m trying to save a step or two. Doesn’t using Rapid Photo Developer or the cloud require two moves? One to the cloud or folder on your laptop and then an add to the library in DT? I want DT to create folders and rename files all in one go.
Media Transfer Protocol. There’s also Photo Transfer Protocol (PTP).
Modern Android devices don’t give full access to the filesystem over USB, instead only allowing access through MTP or PTP. This avoids a number of potential issues, but generally means programs need special support for it.
The Nextcloud Android client automatically uploads my photos to the server, which is synced with my PC. I then use RPD to rename and move them to my photo storage, which I manage with Digikam. I only use Darktable as a RAW editor (launched with --library :memory:) and have absolutely no idea how its library finds new files.
So, for me at least, it’s actually less work than if using USB.
Benefit - sync is done automatically and once I move the photo on the disk it will be removed from the phone so no duplicates. RPD renames the files as I like and when they end up in DT I just have to process them, tag them etc.