Monthly Archives: August 2006

Importing photos from my Canon IXUS 55

In response to a comment on my previous post, here’s what happens when I plug in my camera and switch it on (in Playback mode) under Ubuntu Linux Dapper:

Import Camera dialog

Then, when I click Import Photos, I get this dialog:

Import Photos dialog

You then just select the thumbnails of the photos that you want to import to your harddrive and click Import. It automatically creates a directory in the location shown using the current date and time.

Much the same sort of thing happens under Windows XP and Mac OS X because they all use the PTP transfer protocol.