Getting ScanManager running with different cameras can still be tricky. I'm working on making the process smoother but for now, here's a procedure for getting started:
First, get your camera working with gphoto2 -- SM uses libgphoto2 to talk to it so if it doesn't work with gphoto2 it won't work with SM's libgphoto2 backend. (There are others but they only support a few cameras or limited control.)
If you're running on Windows, I've put up a Windows build of gphoto2 here
. Don't forget to read what it says in the readme about environment variables (or just use gphoto2.bat from the directory where you unzip it rather than using the .exe).
The main command lines to try are:
- gphoto2 --summary
- gphoto2 --capture-and-download
- gphoto2 --capture-preview
Summary will just print out a long list of stuff if the camera is responsive; the others do what they say they do!
If this --capture-and-download works, ScanManager's gphoto backend should be able to talk to your camera and shoot pictures; if --capture-preview works you may
get viewfinder support too (and you may get viewfinder support even if it doesn't work).
I'd love to hear about any successes/failures.