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Canon PowerShot A495 + gtkam ( PTP camera’s )

The Canon PowerShot A495 uses PTP protocol instead of USB mass storage.
The following will probably work for other PTP camera’s

First install gtkam, you can do this by synaptic, aptitude or apt-get ( or your favorite package manager on non Debian based distribution ) *

Then install ( if not already installed ) gnome-volume-manager or halevt

After installing, start gtkam

Goto Camera -> Add camera

Make sure your camera is powered on and click ” detect ”
If your camera is detected you’ll see this, then press ” ok ”

Just click on the triangle on the left to see the folders on your camera, thumbnails of your pictures are in the right panel. Adjust windows size or the panel width if you like.

If you want to start gtkam when connecting your camera, goto:

System -> Preferences -> Removable drives and Media

and change the command to gtkam

* On Linux Mint Debian ( and maybe more distributions ) you also have to install mtp-tools. On Debian squeeze it is not necessary.

Laatst bewerkt door Arie op zaterdag 6 november, 2010 om 20:35



  1. Thank you! Useful and 100% working on my 64-bit Wheezy.

    Comment by Paul | 16 March 2014 | Reply

  2. A495 failed to be initialized using gtkam 😦


    Comment by jno | 24 June 2011 | Reply

    • Strange, what OS are you using?
      I’ve testwed it with Debian lenny and squeeze.

      Comment by Arie | 24 June 2011 | Reply

  3. Thank you.

    I had difficult to connect my Cannon Rebel XS on Debian Squeeze 6.01.

    After installing gtkam only and then it works great.

    Comment by Hughe | 18 June 2011 | Reply

  4. Packet, I guess you mean package…

    Make sure your camera is powered on en click ” detect “
    en = and
    Small typo ( oftewel klein foutje …)

    Comment by Eric | 23 November 2010 | Reply

    • thanks, en gelijk maar effe verbeterd 😉

      Comment by Arie | 23 November 2010 | Reply

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