I don't know for you, but for me it's always a pain to get pictures from my digital cameras. You need to find the cable, plug it to the camera and the computer, launch a dedicated software (for me digikam) and tell it to get the pictures to a certain directory. The cool thing is that digikam is able to know what pictures I've already got then only get the new ones. It is also capable of renaming the pictures according to the directory name I give it. The thing is, it's still long and therefore painful to wait for digikam, or any other similar tool, to launch then to interact with it to get the pictures on a directory. It is even more time-consuming on an old computer.
That's where autodc helps! autodc is a small script that is able to detect the plug of a digital camera and to get the pictures it contains in a dedicated directory. You have nothing to do after the cable is plugged! I even add a Fabric file to be able to put both files on remote machines. The installation and the configuration of autodc are explained on the github page.