As explained in my previous blog post I've been working on getting small digital picture frames to work under Linux. With small digital picture frames I mean 1.1, 1.5, 1.8 and 2.4 inch (often keychain) models, with build in flash memory.
In my previous post I talked about my adventures in getting Sitronix st2205 based frames working, and I mentioned that I (accidentally) also bought some other frames which were based on the Appotech ax203 chipset. In the mean time I've also added support to libgphoto2 for uploading / downloading pictures to ax203 based devices. So if you have a picture frame with one of the following usb ID's:
|USB-ID||Chipset||Support status in libgphoto2|
|1403:0001||st2205||supported in svn libgphoto2-2_4 branch and trunk|
|1908:1315||ax203 with firmware ver 3.3.x||supported in svn libgphoto2-2_4 branch and trunk (*)|
|1908:1320||ax203 with firmware ver 3.4.x||supported in svn libgphoto2-2_4 branch and trunk|
|1908:0102||ax206 with firmware ver 3.5.x||supported in svn libgphoto2-2_4 branch and trunk|
You can use it with Linux now, see here for instructions how to install libgphoto2 from svn and start uploading your pictures today :)
As with the st2205 frames in case of the ax206 (1908:0102) based frames the picture (de)compression algorithm was a problem and I once more owe a big thanks to Bertrik Sikken for helping me out with it. We (again) followed a clean room procedure, were he wrote a description based on disassembling the windows code, which I then coded.