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Olympus Workspace on GNU/Linux

Olympus E-M10 Mark II

The Olympus Workspace is a Windows program that can be downloaded from the Olympus support site; you are asked to enter the serial number of your camera to proceed. I downloaded the 64bit version of the installation program, named OWSetup_64bit.exe. In October 2020 version 1.4 was available.

Running the program with Wine

The program can run on GNU/Linux using the Wine emulator (tested on Debian 10 Buster, with Wine 4.0 64bit).

If you don't configure the emulation environment using winecfg, you could get the following error message from Wine Cannot install this software in this PC. Your PC does not meet the operating system requirements for the application.

So start the configuration program with:

WINEARCH=win64 WINEPREFIX=~/.wine64 winecfg

Then select ApplicationsWindows Version ⇒ “Windows 10

To install the Olympus Workspace program, run:

WINEPREFIX=~/.wine64 wine ~/Downloads/OWSetup_64bit.exe

To start Olympus Workspace (check the path choosen by the install program):

WINEPREFIX=~/.wine64 wine \
    ".wine64/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/OLYMPUS/Olympus Workspace/Olympus Workspace.exe"

Connecting the USB port

FIXME How to configure the USB port?

To connect the camera to the USB port of the personal computer you must use the proprietary cable provided with the camera; unfortunately the port on the camera (named multi-connector) is not a standard USB one.

Connecting the Olympus camer to USB

Load and save camera settings

FIXME Why it is important to save camera settings?

From the menu CameraCustom SettingsSave or Load.

Olympus Digital Camera Updater

The Updater was once distribute as a stand-alone application, now it is integrated into the Olympus Workspace program.

FIXME Why upgrade firmware? What version is installed? What version is available?

From the menu CameraUpdate:

Olympus Digital Camera Updater

Web References

doc/appunti/hardware/olympus-e-m10/olympus_workspace_on_linux.txt · Last modified: 2022/06/13 09:36 by niccolo