Photo basics

My camera:
Olympus Camedia UZ700
UZ700 Ref manual

Some info related to exif (info. embedded in digicam images):
c5050 -- with lots of generic stuff (USB, mounting, changing cards)
About enabling panorama mode on non-Olympus cards
many plugin scripts and utilities

More on EXIF:
EXIF.org

Programs to read exif info on linux:
exif-o-matic (java based, postcardware, also works on mac/windows/os-2. Recommended
libexif SourceForge. Has a front end or two
jhead Can suppress thumbnails