Compared with the PEBL this is a breeze!
The phone does not need anything installed, but the USB connection mode needs to be “mass storage” mode.
It will only read photos that are stored on the memory card. This caught me out as I needed to copy my photos from the phone’s own memory to the 1GB mini SD card that was in the phone’s memory slot.
When the phone is plugged in the file manager window pops up in Ubuntu so you can view or copy your pics.