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13May/132

Canon Club Italy asks for help

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Today's article is different from others, but I feel I have to write.

I have long subscribed to the community "Canon Club Italy", an amateur site where users have the opportunity to meet, commodity exchange, dispense advice and get information. The classic community, oriented to photography. Since the opening of the site to date, the owner and maintainer of the server has had several difficulties.

2Jul/120

Photography: remote shutter release with gPhoto2

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In today's tutorial we see some small function gPhoto2, a program command-line oriented * NIX systems which in addition to other functions, allows us to access some of the functionality "hidden" (or non-advertised) of our cameras.

It should be stated at the outset that not all cameras are supported. The complete list is available on the manuale online application.

The operation is very simple. Configure the camera (io face you Canon EOS 20d) so that the USB connection is of type PTP (under the menu "Communication" - "PTP").

3May/122

Print: “Canon PIXMA MP495″ work with Ubuntu at the first shot

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A few days ago I was still looking for a multifunction printer, I definitely orientavo towards a product compatible with Linux, that would support the Network Printing (better if Wi-Fi) e a low environmental impact. I thought I was being pretentious, and rather unexpectedly, I found a deal on Groupon for a printer that (After a brief survey) had all these features.

Today I bought a Canon multifunction printer: a "Canon Pixma MP495". Linux drivers are made available by Canon itself (from the Australian site, luckily there is the internet) via packet ".deb" precompiled architectures "i386" the "amd64", installer or via dedicated.