getphoto is a tool that lets you get photos from your digital camera. Its work is to:

  • mount the device (usb-storage) corresponding to your digicam;
  • get photos from the mounted device and copy them to a local directory specified by user;
  • umount the device
  • and, optionally, resize photos, preserving the original ones.


Resizing support is available only for jpeg images and is implemented using libjpeg, a project of the Independent JPEG Group. You must have it, if you want to resize your images.

Supported platforms

For the moment, only GNU/Linux systems are supported. If you want to contribute, testing getphoto on other platforms, please send an e-mail to:


getphoto is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

Source code

Latest version of getphoto is 0.0.2 and you can get it here.

Security Note

getphoto needs to be run suid root to work properly; please consider using it with sudo or another tool of this kind if you work in an environment where security is a need.

Help, support and bugs

If you need help, if you want to support getphoto development or if you want to report a bug, please drop an e-mail to: nicodds [at] Tiscali.IT


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$Date: 2004/08/28 09:44:49 $ $Author: nico $