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Nifty Free Image Viewers
One of my favorite adages is "A picture is worth a thousand words". It refers to the notion that a still image can convey a complex idea. Images can portray a lot of information quickly and more efficiently than text. They capture memories, and never let you forget something you want to remember, and refresh it in your memory.

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  • Digikam
    digiKam is a simple digital photo management application for KDE, which makes importing and organizing digital photos a "snap". The photos can be organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by directory layout or by custom collections. An easy to use interface is provided that enables you to connect to your camera and preview, download and/or delete your images. Read more hot
  • Entangle
    Entangle provides a graphical interface for ?tethered shooting?, aka taking photographs with a digital camera completely controlled from the computer. hot
  • gPhoto
    gPhoto2 is a free, redistributable, ready to use set of digital camera software applications for Unix-like systems, written by a whole team of dedicated volunteers around the world. It supports more than 500 cameras. Read more hot
  • Calise
    Calise (acronym for ?camera light sensor?) is a tool that calculates ambient brightness and sets screen?s correct backlight using a camera.
  • Camera
    A simple tool to download photos from a digital camera (uses libgphoto).
  • Camera Monitor
    Camera Monitor is a little tray system icon that notifies you when your Webcam is on. It is desgined for the GNOME desktop, but will work as well on KDE and XFCE.
  • camorama
    camorama is a GNOME 2 Webcam application featuring various image filters. It uses the v4l interface and has been tested on a Creative Webcam 3.
  • Camsource
    camsource grabs images from a video4linux device and makes them available to various plugins for processing or handling. It features a modularized and multithreaded design to offer a large amount of flexibility. A server plugin runs in its own thread, which makes it possible to use the same grabbed frame for several purposes at the same time.
  • camwatch
    camwatch is a very lightweight program for Unix / X Windows that fetches, displays, and optionally archives pictures from remote webcams. It is licensed under the GPL, version 2 or later.
  • Cheese
    Cheese uses your webcam to take photos and videos, applies fancy special effects and lets you share the fun with others. Under the hood, Cheese uses GStreamer to apply fancy effects to photos and videos. Read more
  • Coriander
    Coriander is a Linux graphical user interface (GUI) for controlling a Digital Camera through the IEEE1394 bus (aka FireWire, or iLink). Coriander is full featured and besides changing the parameters of the camera it will also let you record video, send images to an FTP site, convert the video to a V4L stream.
  • CPEXIF
    The CPEXIF utility copies EXIF data from a NEF file to a JPEG file.
  • cqcam
    cqcam is a free Color QuickCam (PC/Parallel) control program for various PC Unixes, written by Patrick Reynolds. It is independent of Scott Laird's qcam package and those derived from it and has several features that they do not. cqcam has been tested on Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris/x86, BSDI, QNX, and LynxOS, and could probably be ported easily to (almost) any other PC Unix out there. cqcam supports the Color Quickcam and Color Quickcam 2. It does not support B&W Quickcams, the Quickclip, the Quickcam VC, the Quickcam Home, the Quickcam Express, the Quickcam Pro, or the Quickcam Web.
  • cscreenshot
    cscreenshot is a small python script that will take a screenshot of each X display screen, combine them into one image, make a thumbnail, write some html, and then upload all of it to the web.
  • dc1000
    dc1000 is a program to control the Panasonic dc1000 series of digital cameras; it can be used to preview, download and delete images. There are two versions of the program, one for UNIX (eg. Linux and Solaris) and one for BeOS. Supports: NV-DC1000, PV-DC1000, NV-DC1580, and PV-DC1580.
  • DeNEF
    DeNEF is a Nikon D1 NEF image file decoder.
  • Digicam
    A command-line interface to Kodak DC21x Digital cameras.
  • Digicamerge
    DigicaMerge is a command line tool to merge directories of pictures taken with digital cameras. If you've got a digital camera, your hard disk probably contains many directories full of pictures all named with the same names. This utility allows you to merge such directories' contents into a new directory, and renames all the pictures on the fly, ensuring no filename clash will occur.
  • dphotox
    dphotox extracts the ExIf information in the JPEG images produced by digital still cameras running the Digita operating system, such as the HP PhotoSmart C912 (Pentax EI-2000), HP PhotoSmart C618 (Pentax EI-200), or Kodak DC290 cameras.
  • dvcont
    dvcont is a command line tool to send control commands via an IEEE1394 link to a device that implements the AV/C specifications by the 1394 Trade Association. Or for the non-techies: dvcont lets you remote control your DV camera via a Firewire cable.
  • dvupicts
    dvupicts is a program that allows the user to easily organize their digital pictures. It lets you download pictures from a camera memory card, view them, and select the album to upload to your Gallery site.
  • ExiFlow
    ExiFlow is a set of tools (command line and GUI) to provide a complete digital photo workflow for Unix systems. EXIF headers are used as the central information repository, so users may change their software at any time without losing their data.
  • exiftags
    The exiftags utility parses a specified JPEG file or, by default, its standard input, looking for a JPEG APP1 section containing Exif (Exchangeable Image File) image metadata. The properties contained in these data are then printed to the standard output. Digital cameras typically add Exif data to the image files they produce, containing information about the camera and digitized image. The program supports a variety of cameras, and includes additional support for a portion of the maker notes for Asahi (Pentax), Canon, Casio, Fuji, Leica, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, and Sanyo cameras.
  • Flashcam
    Flashcam aims at bringing support for V4L2 devices to Adobe Flash for Linux. Not so many webcams work with Flash, but Flashcam introduces a workaround until there is support from Adobe.
  • FlickFleck
    FlickFleck is a tool to transfer photos from a digital camera memory card. It can rename and rotate files using EXIF information.
  • fnumfilt
    fnumfilt helps you process sets of digital camera photos (filenames with numbers). You can select/deselect ranges of numbers and define the format of the output lines. The magic "-x" option executes the generated output lines as commands. An example of usage is to convert a range of digital camera images into another format.
  • Fotoxx
    Fotoxx is a program for improving digital photos. Navigate through large image directories using a window of thumbnail images. Create HDR (high dynamic range) images by combining bright and dark images to improve details visible in both bright and dark areas. Create panorama (extra wide) images by joining overlapped images. Adjust brightness and color intensity independently for different underlying brightness levels. Reduce fog or haze by removing "whiteness" and intensifying colors. Rotate an image (level a tilted image or turn 90 degrees). Remove the red-eye effect from electronic flash photos. Resize or crop an image.
  • fswebcam
    fswebcam is a small Webcam program that captures a number of frames (from most V4L compatible devices), averages them to reduce noise, and draws a caption on the result with the GD graphics library, which also handles compressing the image to PNG or JPEG.
  • Fujiplay
    Fujiplay is a program to control Fujifilm digital cameras. It allows you to download pictures, upload pictures, and delete them. You can also "press the shutter" from the computer.
  • gcam
    Gcam is a gtk webcam viewer for philips usb webcams. It's goal to support all of the features of the linux pwc driver. It can save single shots as jpeg. Currently it only works with the pwc driver and not with other v4l devices.
  • GCX
    GCX in the latest incarnation of the cx camera control and data reduction program. It is written in C using Gtk+-1.2, and provided under the Gnu General Public License. It was tested on Linux and FreeBSD.
  • gDC3-Play
    gDC3-Play is a gnome application built on dc3play. It's digital camera software for cameras using the DC3 protocol, such as the RDC-300, 300Z, and 4300.
  • getphoto
    getphoto lets you get photos from your digital camera. It mounts the (usb-storage) device corresponding to your digicam, gets photos from the mounted device, copies them to a local directory specified by the user, umounts the device, and optionally resizes photos, preserving the original ones.
  • Gqcam
    A Linux clone of the QuickPict software that comes with the QuickCam. Originally it was written using GTK+ for the frontend, Alex Belits' qcread for the backend, and a bunch of C to tie it all together. It still uses GTK+ for the frontend, but as of version 0.2 it uses the Video4Linux interface as a backend.
  • grabslides
    grabslides allows you to capture frames from any v4l device or from Axis camera servers. It offers a lot of configurable parameters and can even generate PDF documents containing all the frames grabbed.
  • gtkam
    gtkam acts as a mediator between GNOME applications and gphoto2.
  • hppsmtools
    A collection of command line programs that allow you to retrieve and delete images from HP Photosmart C5340A and C30 (and probably Konica Q-EZ) cameras.
  • iCam2
    A webcam application built around Video4Linux and Imlib2. The primary design goals of this application are: 1) Provide an extensible, flexible, and quality webcam application, 2) Allow the app to run with an X11-preview interface, 3) Provide a dynamic interface to plugins and filters.
  • Immix
    Immix aligns and merges a set of similar images in order to decrease their noise. This technique can be used to compensate for the large amount of numerical noise that results from taking digital photographs in low-light conditions with short exposure times.
  • ipcam
    ipcam is a motion detection and recording program for IP camera's. It reads the JPEG stream from a ip camera and tries to detect motion by comparing the images to each other and calculating differences in brightness and color. Once motion is detected, ipcam switches to recoding mode and stores the JPEG images in separate files in a new directory.
  • Jhead
    Jhead is a command line driven program for manipulating the non image parts of Exif flavour JPEG files that most digital cameras produce. Read more
  • kdc2tiff
    kdc2tiff is for owners for Kodak's DC120 digital camera who would like to convert the .kdc files produced by the camera to .tiff or .jpeg files using Linux or other UNIX machines.
  • kdcpi
    kdcpi is a command line program, specifically written for UNIX systems, that interfaces with a Kodak Digital Camera.
  • KWebCam
    A webcam application built with KDevelop and the QT-1.44 libs. It is configurable, an options dialog for runtime options, such as the uploading server, username, password, image directory and image name.
  • Mass Rotate
    Mass Rotate allows you to quickly and losslessly rotates JPEGs. It is useful for rotating images from digital cameras, and requires gtk2-perl and jpegtran from the Independent JPEG Group.
  • MetaCam
    A camera image meta-information reader. MetaCam is written in C++, and built in a fairly general manner which is not Nikon-Specific.
  • MJPG-streamer
    MJPG-streamer takes images from an input plugin and streams them to several output plugins. It is the successor of the UVC-streamer, so it supports Linux-UVC V4L2 compatible webcams as input plugins. The most popular output plugin is the HTTP daemon. It serves the JPEG input as an MJPEG stream or simple snapshots to a HTTP client like Firefox, VideoLanClient (VLC), or TCPMP. By using the camozola Java applet, browsers like Opera and Internet Explorer can also view the stream.
  • mpegCam
    mpegCam is a a simple software package for shooting video with a Linux box and a black and white Quickcam. Since it forks a process to shoot each frame and stores them in separate files in a directory it is not as fast as possible.
  • Mrwtoppm
    A collection of Linux programs for processing the RAW format files from Minolta DiMAGE cameras. The principal programs contained in the package are: mrwtoppm, a command line utility for converting raw image files into ppm files, and a plugin for loading Minolta raw files into the Gimp.
  • multican
    multican is a Canon EOS class camera remote control utility. It is able to remote control 300D, 350D, 30D, 20D, and 5D cameras and can be scripted to control up to six attached cameras.

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