Quick Start for Linux

This page shows how to start RICOH Camera USB SDK on Linux.

This page is designed to describe the two approaches to get started with RICOH Camera USB SDK. You can run Sample App to understand what the SDK can do and how it works. Also, you can add the SDK to your existing app to enhance it.


Run Sample App

Try out Sample App to understand RICOH Camera USB SDK quickly. Sample App has functions such as:

  • Connecting to your camera
  • Capturing images
  • Changing camera settings

There are two options to run Sample App:

  • Running the executable file
  • Running the app you build from the source code

Live view sample app is required libwxgtk3.0-dev.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libwxgtk3.0-dev

Running the executable file

cli sample

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=lib/(x64|x86|armv7l) samples/bin/(x64|x86|armv7l)/cli

(x64|x86|armv7l) should be selected according to the environment.

live view sample

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=lib/(x64|x86|armv7l) samples/bin/(x64|x86|armv7l)/liveview

Running the app you build from the source code

To build the sample application, you need:

  • GNU GCC 5.1 or later
  • CMake 2.8.2 or later

Installation command example.

sudo apt-get install build-essential
sudo apt-get install cmake

cli sample

cd samples/cli
mkdir build
cd build
cmake ..
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=../../../lib/(x64|x86|armv7l) ./cli

live view sample

cd samples/liveview
mkdir build
cd build
cmake ..
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=../../../lib/(x64|x86|armv7l) ./liveview

Integrate SDK into Your App

RICOH Camera USB SDK is provided in the shared library, lib/(x64|x86|armv7l)/libRicohCameraSDKCpp.so. Please link when building your application.

The header file is in include directory. Please set include path at build time and include ricoh_camera_sdk.hpp in your source code.

#include "ricoh_camera_sdk.hpp"
using namespace Ricoh::CameraController;

At runtime you need lib/(x64|x86|armv7l)/libRicohCameraSDKCpp.so and lib/(x64|x86|armv7l)/libmtp.so*.

Explore the quick references of each operation and events to enhance your app.