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$Id: README,v 1.2 1999/06/25 18:19:18 ole Exp $

This is a developer release of gPhoto (GNU Photo).

DESCRIPTION
	gPhoto is an universal, free GTK+ application that will allow
	downloading, saving, and manipulation of images from several 
	different digital camera models, or from the local harddrive.

	gPhoto has a basic command line interface, which is handy, 
	if you want to set up a web camera, and use gphoto in a 
	script, e.g. with Perl/PHP.  

	gPhoto sports a new HTML engine, that let's you create your
	gallery "themes" (HTML with special tags), and publish images 
	to the web.  A directory browse mode has also been implemented.

	gPhoto supports a wide array of digital camera models.  Visit
	http://www.gphoto.org/cameras.php3 for an updated list.

IMPORTANT NOTICES
	- Remove your old one from your $HOME/.gphoto/ directory
	  and then run gphoto and select your camera model.
	
	- For info about HTML gallery theme support, read THEMES (included).
	  For the latest theme specs., visit http://www.gphoto.org/pub/THEMES

	- For developer specs, please download the latest common interface 
	  specs from http://www.gphoto.org/pub/PROGRAMMERS

REQUIREMENTS:
        * GNU utils (sed)
	* Gtk (1.2 and up)
	* Imlib (1.4 and up)
	* ImageMagick (4.1 and up)
	* libjpeg / libpng / libgif / libtiff / libz
	  (required by Imlib < 1.8)
	  
WHATS IN THE PACKAGE:
	* GTK+ graphical application, by Scott Fritzinger <scottf@scs.unr.edu>
	* Casio QV library implemented by Gary Ross <gdr@hooked.net>
	* Directory Browse library, by Scott Fritzinger <scottf@scs.unr.edu>
        * Fuji DS-7 library implemented by Matt Martin <matt.martin@ieee.org>
        * Kodak DC-2x library implemented by Del Simmons <del@cimedia.com>
	* Kodak DC-2x0 library implemented by Brian Hirt <bhirt@mobygames.com>
	* Konica Q M-100 library implemented by Phill Hugo <phill@gphoto.org>
	* Philips ESP library written by Bob Paauwe <bpaauwe@bobsplace.com>
	* PhotoPC library written by Eugene Crosser <crosser@average.org> 
	  and implemented for gPhoto by Scott Fritzinger <scottf@scs.unr.edu>
        * Ricoh 300 library implemented by Clifford Wright <cliff@snipe444.org>
	* Sony DSC library written by M. Adam Kendall <joker@penguinpub.com>

FEATURES/CHANGES:
	Here are the major changes to 0.2:

	* Directory browse mode.
		In the "select model/port", select "Browse directory"
		then, whenever you click on "get index", a file selector
		pops up to ask you which directory to open. all images
		in the directory are opened, and thumbnails are generated
		for all of them... it's really handy if all the images are
		already archived on your hard drive and you want to find
		one... also, this can be used in the HTML gallery!

	* HTML gallery
		The addition of this is a BIGGIE!  This is really the first
		step in making gPhoto "more" than just a digicam utility.
		there is a "Default" theme included... to install it, 
		you MUST do a "make install" to copy all files to the
		correct location (/usr/share/gphoto/gallery/) after
		you "make" the package
	
		Using it:
			* Get the index first
			* Select the images to include in the gallery.
			* Go to "plugins->HTML Gallery"
			* Type in a name for the Gallery
			* Click on "Default" for the theme
			* "Change" the output directory to where you want
				it.
			* Click on "create"

		It will go through the motions, and tell you when it's
		done. it works the fastest in directory browse mode, 
		so try that first. or you can go straight for the jugular
		and use the camera (works fine there too! not as fast
		though)

		ALSO: it currently requires "sed" to do the parsing of
		the tags (until i nail down a faster way internally)
		so you need that on your machine.

	* Makefile in root source tree
		People don't need to change to the src directory anymore.
		Just change to the root source tree (gphoto-0.2-1) and
		type "make" then "make install".. There is also
		"make clean", and "make uninstall"

	* Command-line mode
		After building the gPhoto binary, type "gphoto -h" for
		command-line options. Here's the low-down:

	GNU Photo v.0.4
	Usage: gphoto [-h] [-n] [-s # filename] [-t # filename]
	              [-d #] [-l filename]
	        -n                      display the # of pictures
	        -s # filename           save image # as filename
	        -t # filename           save thumbnail # as filename
	        -d #                    delete image # from camera
	        -l filename             save live preview as filename
	        -h                      display this help screen 

	Only catch is you MUST run gphoto in graphical
	mode to initially set the camera library before
	running in command-line mode!

	A simple script set up can automate a lot of things
	(batch saving, webcam, delete all pics, etc..), so
	please send scripts to gphoto-devel@gphoto.org when
	you have written some.

        ------------------------------------------------------------
			
INSTALLATION:
	1) Untar/zip the archive by:

		tar zxvf gphoto-0.x.tgz

	   (but you knew that because you're reading this :-)

	2) Enter the gphoto-0.x/ directory, and type './configure'.
	   Then type 'make' to build the camera model libraries, and
           the gphoto binary.

	3) Type 'make install' to install the camera libraries into
	   /usr/local/share/gphoto/drivers/ and the 'gphoto' executable 
           into /usr/local/bin/

UNINSTALL:
	In the gphoto-0.x directory, type 'make uninstall'

BUGS/PROBLEMS:
	* Will occasionally not perform operation if camera is
	  in power-off mode and is turned on by gPhoto. Redo
	  the operation.
	* ???
	
REPORT BUGS TO:
	gphoto-devel@gphoto.org

UPDATES:
	http://www.gphoto.org/pub/

FAQS:
	http://www.gphoto.org/help.php3

DEVELOPMENT DOCUMENTATION:
	http://www.gphoto.org/pub/PROGRAMMERS

GALLERY THEMES DOCUMENTATION:
	http://www.gphoto.org/pub/THEMES

AUTHORS:
	Scott Fritzinger (scottf@scs.unr.edu)
	GUI, HTML gallery, Live Cam! plugins
	Fujitsu chipset library

	Eugene Crosser (crosser@average.org)
	Fujitsu chipset protocol

	Matt Martin (matt.martin@ieee.org)
	Fuji DS-7 library
	Bug fixing and GUI features

	Gary Ross (gdr@hooked.net)
	Casio QV library

	M. Adam Kendall (joker@penguinpub.com)
	Implemented the Sony DSC compatible library.

	Del Simmons (del@gphoto.org)
	Kodak DC20/25 library
	CVS maintaining

	Bob Paauwe (bpaauwe@bobsplace.com)
	Philips ESP 80 library
	Bug fixing

	Cliff Wright (cliff@snipe444.org)
	Ricoh RDC 300/300Z library
	Bug fixing

	Phill Hugo (phill@gphoto.org)
	Konica Q-M100, HP-C20/30 library
	Rewrote dynamic loaded libraries

	Beat Christen (spiff@longstreet.ch)
	Toshiba PDR M1 library

	Warren Baird (wjbaird@bigfoot.com)
	Bug fixing

	Brian Hirt (bhirt@loopy.berkhirt.com)
	Kodak 210 library

	Mandrake (mandrake@lobotomy.com)
	Kodak DC210 library hacking

	Randy D. Scott (scottr@wwa.com)
	Kodak DC240 library

	Paul S. Jenner (psj@mustec.eu.org)
	GNU AutoConf scripts

	Tuomas Kuosmanen (tigert@gimp.org)
	Misc. toolbar icons

	Ole Aamot (oleaa@ifi.uio.no)
	Mailinglists, web, FAQ, bug fixing

	If you feel left out, then please
	add yourself to the file "AUTHORS",
	or mail gphoto-devel@gphoto.org!

	The gPhoto project is the easiest
	way for Digital Camera Companies
	to support potential customers.

	Emailing the gPhoto developers' list
	<gphoto-devel@gphoto.org> is a good
	place to start in procuring talents.

	Often it takes nothing more than open
	access to the technical details and a
	camera or two for testing/development.

COPYING:
	For each camera library, please see it's source code.  The authors
	have been contacted, and the author's permission was kindly granted 
        to publish derived libraries based on the efforts with gPhoto under
	terms of the GNU GPL (see COPYING to read the full license terms..)
        _______________________________________________________________
      
	gPhoto (GNU Photo) - GTK+ application for digital still cameras.
	Copyright (C) 1998-99 Scott Fritzinger <scottf@scs.unr.edu>
	
	gPhoto is free software; you can redistribute it and/or 
	modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as 
	published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of 
	the License, or any later version.

	This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
	but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
	MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  
        See the GNU General Public License for more details.

	You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
	along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
	Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, 
	MA 02111-1307  USA

NOTICE:
	Trademarks are properties of their respective respected owners.