Some days ago I found an key chain at home that was a small digital photo frame, and it seems that was not used since 2009 (old times when I was not using Debian at home yet). The photo frame was still working (I connected it with an USB cable and after some seconds, it turned on), and showed 37 photos from 2009 indeed.
When I connected it with USB cable to the computer, it was asking “Connect USB? Yes/No” I pressed the button saying “yes” and nothing happened in the computer (I was expecting an USB drive to be shown in Dolphin, but no).
I looked at “dmesg” output and it was shown as a CDROM:
[ 1620.497536] usb 3-2: new full-speed USB device number 4 using xhci_hcd [ 1620.639507] usb 3-2: New USB device found, idVendor=1908, idProduct=1320 [ 1620.639513] usb 3-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0 [ 1620.639515] usb 3-2: Product: Photo Frame [ 1620.639518] usb 3-2: Manufacturer: BUILDWIN [ 1620.640549] usb-storage 3-2:1.0: USB Mass Storage device detected [ 1620.640770] usb-storage 3-2:1.0: Quirks match for vid 1908 pid 1320: 20000 [ 1620.640807] scsi host7: usb-storage 3-2:1.0 [ 1621.713594] scsi 7:0:0:0: CD-ROM buildwin Photo Frame 1.01 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2 [ 1621.715400] sr 7:0:0:0: [sr1] scsi3-mmc drive: 40x/40x writer cd/rw xa/form2 cdda tray [ 1621.715745] sr 7:0:0:0: Attached scsi CD-ROM sr1 [ 1621.715932] sr 7:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg1 type 5
But not automounted.
I mounted it and then looked at the files, but I couldn’t find photos there, only these files:
Autorun.inf FEnCodeUnicode.dll LanguageUnicode.ini DPFMate.exe flashlib.dat StartInfoUnicode.ini
The Autorun.inf file was pointing to the DPFMate.exe file.
I connected the device to a Windows computer and then I could run the DPFMate.exe program, and it was a program to manage the photos in the device.
I was wondering if I could manage the device from Debian and then searched for «dpf “digital photo frame” linux dpfmate» and found this page:
Yes, that one was my key chain!
I looked for gphoto in Debian, going to https://packages.debian.org/gphoto and then learned that the program I need to install was gphoto2.
I installed it and then went to its Quick Start Guide to learn how to access the device, get the photos etc. In particular, I used these commands:
gphoto2 --auto-detect Model Port ---------------------------------------------------------- AX203 USB picture frame firmware ver 3.4.x usbscsi:/dev/sg1 gphoto2 --get-all-files
(it copied all the pictures that were in the photo frame, to the current folder in my computer)
(to put some file in the photo frame)
(to delete the file 1 to 38 in the photo frame).