My brother has a Canon EOS 310 which frankly scares the bejesus out of me when I hold it because is heavy (and expensive). Anyway I am trying to get the pictures from the camera to Ubuntu but it only detects it as a pen drive. What software exists to open, view and extract the images from this camera.
Found one and not anywhere, inside Software Center. Darktable:
But I still could not fix the problem about getting the images. The problem was that I needed to unmount the camera. It can't be mounted if I want to connect darktable and extract the images.
Love Ubuntu more everyday. I mean it has everything.
There should be alot of files a couple of folders down may be like "DCIM" and then files like DCS00001.RAW or some other extension, it differs per camera.
You need to install a program to read those files, I use RawTherapee , Search for "raw" in software center and you should be able to find a couple of different programs that will work. RawTherapee works very similarly to Photoshop Raw.
As for getting the images, some cameras do not have support for getting them off with usb the normal way (in support of their propitiatory software to get them off) so you may need to take the memory card out and use a memory card reader.