These days I had the need to know the number of shoots taken with my DSLR camera – a Canon 100D – and, unfortunately, there is no GUI application on Linux to read that number so I decided to write a simple and intuitive GUI application to read the number of shutter count from my DSLR camera.
The application was written in Python and uses the GTK libraries for the interface. As background it uses the gphoto2 library that permit to read that number from the camera firmware and it supports also various models of cameras and brands, such as Canon, Nikon and others.
All the code of the application, written by me, is released under the GPLv3 license and the source code of the application is released on my personal GitHub account.
The application can be installed on any GNU/Linux distro because it’s using the new flatpak standard package.
To install the application you’ll need to install the gnome runtime using flatpak as following:
flatpak install flathub org.gnome.Platform//3.36
After you installed the runtime libraries you must to download the flatpak package from my repository and for installing it you must run this command from the directory where you downloaded the package:
Who is Florin Lungu? Florin Lungu is a boy of 29 years of Romanian origin. He was arrived in Italy in 2006. From 2007 until 2011 he attended the ITIS A.Righi of Naples following with great interest in computer science courses. He is a member of a non-profit association NALUG that he follow about many years and actively participate in the meetings and events organized by the association. In his spare time he is devoted to the development of his web projects as well as following various open-source projects on GitHub as well as those on Launchpad.