capture - Command line tools to remote control Canon digital cameras

Distribution: ROSA Enterprise Desktop
Repository: ROSA Contrib Updates x86_64
Package name: capture
Package version: 1.0.4
Package release: 7-rosa.lts2012.0
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 72.02 KB
Download size: 27.11 KB
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Canon's digital cameras can all be remote-controlled by a PC via USB. The camera comes only with Windows software for that. To remote-capture with free software, you can use this utility. It is based on libptp and does not only capture but also gives access to all camera settings and it opens a live viewfinder window on the PC screen. The tool is command-line based, either for doing actions with shell commands (out of scripts for example) or in an interactive command mode (start "capture" without arguments and on the "capture>" prompt, type "help" to know the commands and its arguments. Should work with all compact digital cameras from Canon, most probably does not work with all Canon EOS DSLRs. Tested with Canon PowerShot A60, A70, S50, S60, S400 (Digital IXUS 400), they all work. Also tested with the Canon EOS 300D (Digital Rebel) and 10D, these cameras do not work (error on the "start" command). Note that you have to switch your camera into PTP mode if it has an appropriate entry in its "Setup" menu. If there is no such menu entry, the camera switches automatically.



  • capture == 1.0.4-7:2012.0


    Install Howto

    1. Enable ROSA Contrib Updates repository on Install and Remove Software"
    2. Update packages list:
      # urpmi.update -a
    3. Install capture rpm package:
      # urpmi capture


    • /usr/bin/capture
    • /usr/bin/
    • /usr/bin/capture-job
    • /usr/share/doc/capture/ChangeLog
    • /usr/share/doc/capture/README


    2010-12-09 - Oden Eriksson <> 1.0.4-7mdv2011.0 + Revision: 616940 - the mass rebuild of 2010.0 packages

    2009-09-10 - Thierry Vignaud <> 1.0.4-6mdv2010.0 + Revision: 436945 - rebuild