Camera Import (XFCE 4.8)

Damien Moore damienlmoore at
Wed May 15 13:26:32 CEST 2013


I resolved this a couple of days ago. It turns out that the camera import
string substitutes %d for the device location.  See for how this is
done with gthumb (last post). I got this to work with my program too.

On May 15, 2013 5:51 AM, "Maximilien Noal" <noal.maximilien at>

> Le 09/05/2013 23:34, Damien Moore a écrit :
>> Hi,
>> I just switched to XFCE on Ubuntu 12.04. I am trying to figure out how to
>> use "Removable Drives and Media" - > "Cameras" -> "Command"
>> I have a program that I can use to import photos, but ideally it wants to
>> receive the URI of the camera. Is there a variable substitution for this?
>> For example could I put something like "import-command %uri" where %uri
>> will substitute the URI of the camera.
>> Thanks,
>> Damien
>>  Hi,
> It's just a program to launch. Personnaly, I put "shotwell" in there,
> because Thunar does not mount (and thus does not show) the camera. Shotwell
> has a built-in dir tree GUI from which I can access to the camera's photos.
> Or, you can use Nautilus, which will mount the camera automatically and
> show it on it's sidepane. Nautilus can be chosen as the default file
> manager in the Xfce Settings Manager.
> However, if you want the Xfce desktop to open Nautilus instead of Thunar
> when you open a directory from the desktop, you'll have to install the Xfce
> 4.10 PPA.
> Regards,
> Maximilien
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