Welcoming the gPhoto Project to the PIXLS.US community!


Welcoming the gPhoto Project to the PIXLS.US community!

Helping the community one project at a time

A major goal of the PIXLS.US effort is to do whatever we can do to help developers of projects unburden themselves from administrating their project. We do this, in part, by providing forum hosting, participating in support, providing web design, and doing community outreach. With that in mind, we are excited to welcome the gPhoto Projects to our discuss forum!

The Entangle interface, which makes use of libgphoto.

You may not have heard of gPhoto, but there is a high chance that you’ve used the project’s software. At the heart of the project is libgphoto2, a portable library that gives application access to hundreds of digital cameras. On top of the foundational library is gphoto2, a command line interface to your camera that supports almost everything that the library can do. The library is used in a bunch of awesome photography applications, such as digiKam, darktable, entangle, and GIMP. There is even a FUSE module, so you can mount your camera storage as a normal filesystem.

gPhoto was recruited to the PIXLS.US community when @darix was sitting next to gPhoto developer Marcus. Marcus was using darix’s Fuji camera to test integration into libgphoto, then the magic happened! Not only will some Fuji models be supported, but our community is growing larger. This is also a reminder that one person can make a huge difference. Thanks darix!

Welcome, gPhoto, and thank you for the years and years of development!


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://pixls.us/blog/2018/07/welcoming-the-gphoto-project-to-the-pixls-us-community/
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Welcome! :smiley:

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Thanks @darix and the whole gPhoto team! I’ve used entangle for some still life work, and it is fantastic.

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Indeed, welcome. And thank you for working on that project. I might be bitching about it every now and then, but I am grumpy, so don’t mind. :slight_smile: In reality we are all happy that there are people willing to write infrastructure libraries that others can take and shine with.

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