How to read the Shutter count of your DSLR camera

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:

flatpak install --user org.floryn90.shuttercounter.flatpak

For any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to comment on this post or open an issue on the project’s repository on GitHub and I’ll try to respond you as soon as possible.

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