Gtkam is a front end for retrieving photos from a digital camera. It's simple, easy to use, and automatically detects cameras (well mine at least :). The main window shows all the pictures within the selected folder. Right clicking on a picture allows the user to view the file or save it to a location. If you're fussy you can also select the photos you want and save, I just tend to grab the whole lot and dump them on the web. That is until someone complains about compromising positions (link removed to protect the innocent).
I still tend to use
gPhoto -Psimply because it's a heaps faster but this works well for people who want a graphical front end.