CameraDesk revealedBy Chris Williams. Published: 8th May 2003, 19:16:51 | Permalink | Printable
Photodesk's direct USB plug'n'play digital camera interfaceAnother developer is welcomed to the Simtec USB fold today, bearing digital camera interface software. Photodesk have informed drobe.co.uk of their new CameraDesk application which enables users to download images from a digital camera direct to their computer via a USB port.
The breakthrough here is the ability to directly plug a digital camera into a RISC OS machine, fitted with Simtec's USB podule. Photodesk tell us that CameraDesk supports the entire range of USB Canon cameras, such the Canon Powershot cameras. A camera's digital contents are displayed by CameraDesk in a filer window or in a thumbnail view.
"CameraDesk is a filesystem and application that allows you to access your digital camera from your computer by making it appear as a storage device to RISC OS", explains Chris Hornby of Photodesk. "It does this by displaying a Filer window of the directories and files allowing you to interact with them (with some limitations) as if they were on your hard drive, CDROM drive or floppy disc."
CameraDesk will be launched at this Saturday's Wakefield show.
Also at the aforementioned event, Photodesk will be peddling for the first time a 32 bit service pack for their flagship bitmap image editing package Photodesk, enabling version 3.05 to be run on Iyonix computers.
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