gtkam — Graphical front end for gphoto2


File Menu

FileSave Photos

Gives options to save photos to the computer.

FileSave PhotosSelected

Saves the selected photos from the camera to the computer.

FileSave PhotosAll

Saves all photos in the camera to the computer.

Both menu items open a "Save photos..." dialog box which allows the user to select the folder to save the images in, as well as a number of other options.

What to save:

This is a set of checkboxes which allows the user to select the forms in which data for the selected image(s) will be saved. Any or all of these options may be selected at once.

Save photos

This is the default. It causes the photos being saved to be downloaded from the camera and saved to the identified folder.

Save raw data

FIXME: What to say?

Save audio data

Causes any audio data associated with the image to be saved to the selected folder.

Save thumbnails

Saves a small version of the selected images to the identified folder.

Save EXIF data

Saves the EXIF data associated with the images.

FIXME: should we say more about the EXIF format?

Open image(s) with:

This allows the user to specify FIXME ??

Use filename(s) provided by the camera.

Causes the saved files to have the names provided by the camera.

Filename prefix:

Defines a prefix to be used when creating filenames. This prefix is combined with the number starting with the number defined in:

Start numbering with:

Defines the first number of the sequence of photos to be stored.

FileDelete Photos

Gives options to delete photos from the camera.

FileDelete PhotosSelected

Deletes selected photos from the camera.

FileDelete PhotosAll

Deletes all photos in the camera.

Both of these menu items open a dialog to confirm the deletion of the photos. A list of photos is presented with a checkbox beside each photo name. Uncheck the box to prevent a specific file from being deleted.


Quits gtkam.

View Menu

Gives options for previewing photos before downloading them from the camera.

ViewView Thumbnails

This is the same command as the checkbox on the main gtkam window. It allows the user to select whether thumbnails of the photos are displayed, or just the file names.

ViewZoom In

Enlarges the thumbnails.

ViewZoom 100

Returns the thumbnails to default size.

ViewZoom Out

Reduces the thumbnails.

Select Menu


Selects all pictures in the camera.


Inverts the selections already made so that previously unselected images are now selected, and previously selected images are now unselected.


Undoes all selections so that no images are selected.

Camera Menu

CameraAdd Camera...

Opens a window to allow the user to define the camera and interface being used.

"Simple" Select Camera Dialog.

"Enhanced" Select Camera Dialog.

Dialog for explicitly adding a path to the port to which the camera is attached.

Help Menu


Opens the logging window which allows the user to select the type of messages to log.


causes the logging of any error messages.


Increases the amount of information being logged. (I can't see what effect this has. - mjr)


Causes the logging of progress reports as the software communicates with the camers.


Causes the logging of all data being transferred from the camera. This will generate huge quantities of hexadecimal information.

Save As...

opens a dialog to allow the user to save the information logged in the debug window.


Closes the debug window


Opens the about gtKam window. This gives the current version, author credits, and contact information.

Right Click (over directory pane) Menu

Right ClickUpload File

Opens a dialog to identify an image file for uploading to the camera.

Right ClickMake directory

Opens dialog to create new directory.

Right ClickRemove directory

Opens a dialog to remove (delete) an existing folder (directory).

Right ClickCapture

Opens a window to allow the user to trigger the camera to acquire an image if the camera and its gphoto2 driver supports this feature.. (This feature is not available on my camera, so I would appreciate some input on this item. -mjr)

Right ClickPreferences

Camera configuration tab.

Driver configuration tab.

Right ClickSummary

Displays a window with information about the camera and its memory.

Right ClickManual

I'm not sure what this should contain. Anyone? - mjr

Right ClickAbout

Displays a window with information about the camera driver and its authors.

This should include contact information for the maintainers of the drivers for your camera.

Right ClickSelect Camera

Opens the Add Camera dialog.

Right ClickRemove Camera

Removes the camera from the directory pane.

Right Click (over list pane) Menu

Right ClickView with...Built-in viewer

Downloads the image under the cursor and displays it in a new window. The window automatically resizes the image to fill the window.

Right ClickInfo

Presents file name, type, size, date and permissions information about the image under the cursor.

Right ClickSave

Downloads the image under the cursor and opens a dialog to allow it to be saved to the computer.

Right ClickDelete

Opens a dialog to allow the user to delete the image under the cursor.