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01-29-2011, 04:24 PM   #1
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Reset the image number back to zero ...

So, I got my new K5 (all fine for AF and stain issues) and the shutter count shows 54 ... this is how many shots I took this far. (shutter count was at zero when I got the camera)

Problem is that the image numbering show: ... 100-7377 !!
I certainly did not take 7377 shots and I want to reset this back to zero.

I browsed and followed the manual instructions for items pertaining to "Folders" "File names" and "Memory" (file no.)
I formatted the card, twice ... same results.
I also browsed the search tool here but couldn't find what I am looking for.

No matter what I tried, no way to return the image count to zero.

Can anyone help with this?

Thanks.

JP

01-29-2011, 05:07 PM   #2
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Try this:
1. format the card, then take one shot immediately after that
2. put the card in a card reader onto your PC, rename the img file (from IMGP7xxx.jpg) to IMGP0001.jpg
3. put the card in your camera and shoot again
4. check again and see if the number will be 0001, 0002,...
5. if doesn't work, set the camera menu item: File No. to RESET, then redo 1 to 4 as above.
Once you do this, make sure you change the File No. to CONTINUE again after you've got correct file No.
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QuoteOriginally posted by creampuff Quote
Try this:
1. format the card, then take one shot immediately after that
2. put the card in a card reader onto your PC, rename the img file (from IMGP7xxx.jpg) to IMGP0001.jpg
3. put the card in your camera and shoot again
4. check again and see if the number will be 0001, 0002,...
I went through steps 1 to 4 and the count continues at the high numbers (100-7382 now) but the renamed file was OK at 100-0001.
5. if doesn't work, set the camera menu item: File No. to RESET, then redo 1 to 4 as above.
Once you do this, make sure you change the File No. to CONTINUE again after you've got correct file No.
I am not following you with this part (Step 5), sorry about my continuing technology ignorance. Do you mean going into the "Memory" setting? I already tried that and have the little box checked ... no difference here either.
And ... I cannot find the File No. CONTINUE
As usual, I am always goofing with little details like that, I suppose I am better at just taking pictures!

Thanks for the help.

JP

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01-29-2011, 06:16 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by creampuff Quote
Try this:
1. format the card, then take one shot immediately after that
2. put the card in a card reader onto your PC, rename the img file (from IMGP7xxx.jpg) to IMGP0001.jpg
3. put the card in your camera and shoot again
4. check again and see if the number will be 0001, 0002,...
5. if doesn't work, set the camera menu item: File No. to RESET, then redo 1 to 4 as above.
Once you do this, make sure you change the File No. to CONTINUE again after you've got correct file No.
Hi Creampuff:

I think I got it right but I would like to have your feedback if what I did will NOW be OK:
1. Formatted the card
2. Got into "Memory" ... unchecked the little box that says "File No."
3. Took one shot (or two) ... numbering is now at 100-0001 ... 100-0002
4. Went back to "Memory" and rechecked the little box for "File No."
5. Took two more pics ... numbering now continues 100-0003 ... 100-0004

So, it does look like all should be fine?
Again, thanks for the help.

JP

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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
Hi Creampuff:

I think I got it right but I would like to have your feedback if what I did will NOW be OK:
1. Formatted the card
2. Got into "Memory" ... unchecked the little box that says "File No."
3. Took one shot (or two) ... numbering is now at 100-0001 ... 100-0002
4. Went back to "Memory" and rechecked the little box for "File No."
5. Took two more pics ... numbering now continues 100-0003 ... 100-0004

So, it does look like all should be fine?
Again, thanks for the help.

JP
Furthermore you could change the file # to 100-0060 or how ever many pics you've taken so far...

Did you have about 7377 pics on your old Pentax body?
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Furthermore you could change the file # to 100-0060 or how ever many pics you've taken so far...

Did you have about 7377 pics on your old Pentax body?
Hi betaPhoto!

Yes, I did have that many shots on the other Pentax body (K7) .... I never thought of that! Seems like it carried over to the K5.
I'm glad I could finally reset it back to zero and start fresh.
How would you change the actual numbering at anytime? Follow the above steps again?

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Essentially, the camera carries over the info from the previous SD card used.
So if you do a fresh format and renumbering, you could start the numbering sequence from any number of your choice.
Alternatively, you could put in a fresh new SD card when you first start using the camera and it will start from 0001.
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QuoteOriginally posted by creampuff Quote
Essentially, the camera carries over the info from the previous SD card used.
This is only true if the "Memory -> File No" menu item is unchecked. If it is checked, then the camera remembers the last number used and increments from there. If it is unchecked, the camera carries on in sequence from the SD card in the camera.

EDIT: after rereading your post, I think that this might be what you meant (well, it is late here..)
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You're right dave, didn't really express it too clearly there.
It's been raining continuously for 3 days over here so that must be it.
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Itselläni ei ole mitään muuta merkitystä kameran antamien otosten numeroinnilla, kun tietää kuinka paljon suljinta on käytetty. Koska otan yhdestä otoksesta joskus kymmeniä kuvia ja 2-3 kuvaa jää talteen. On eri kirjanpito säilytettävistä kuvista.
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Hi Creampuff:

I think I got it right but I would like to have your feedback if what I did will NOW be OK:
1. Formatted the card
2. Got into "Memory" ... unchecked the little box that says "File No."
3. Took one shot (or two) ... numbering is now at 100-0001 ... 100-0002
4. Went back to "Memory" and rechecked the little box for "File No."
5. Took two more pics ... numbering now continues 100-0003 ... 100-0004

So, it does look like all should be fine?
Again, thanks for the help.

JP
I am resurrecting this thread.

I have again switched SD card from the K7 (high number of pics) to the K5, and vice versa.
Results: high numbering of the images with the K5, which I did succed to reset to zero, following the above description/steps.

That's all fine, but I would like to reset it to a specific number, actually the one I had when I last took a pic with the K5.

Should I just reload the last pic with the REAL number, taken with the K5, and start shooting?
For instance, if I reload image number 2900 on the SD card, the next image should become 2901 and continue from there?

Just wondering.

Any help would be welcomed!

JP

Edit:
I just tried that and of course it didn't work.
I am missing a step somewhere ... do I have to check/uncheck the File No. in Memory??
JP

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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
Hi Creampuff:

I think I got it right but I would like to have your feedback if what I did will NOW be OK:
1. Formatted the card
2. Got into "Memory" ... unchecked the little box that says "File No."
3. Took one shot (or two) ... numbering is now at 100-0001 ... 100-0002
4. Went back to "Memory" and rechecked the little box for "File No."
5. Took two more pics ... numbering now continues 100-0003 ... 100-0004

So, it does look like all should be fine?
Again, thanks for the help.

JP
This is the way to go. Your hi-numbers are from an old card where the camera just starts to count at that hi beginningnumber.

I do reset sometimes the numbers: I'm using _K5E**** at the time, so I just reset at some point (when I expect to change in a shoottime) and the start with the next one: _K5F****
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This is the way to go. Your hi-numbers are from an old card where the camera just starts to count at that hi beginningnumber.

I do reset sometimes the numbers: I'm using _K5E**** at the time, so I just reset at some point (when I expect to change in a shoottime) and the start with the next one: _K5F****
Thanks Ron.

I think this should do the trick, as long as I have a reference point.

I was trying to reset it to the next "real" number (to match the shutter count), where I "lost" count!

Cheers.

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Thanks Ron.

I think this should do the trick, as long as I have a reference point.

I was trying to reset it to the next "real" number (to match the shutter count), where I "lost" count!

Cheers.

JP
Well you can find shuttercount in exif of a out of the camera jpg. I started out with _K5A on my first K-5 (the one with stains) and also used B on that camera. Now my camera is on 25.000 so keeping track on different picture numbers is more important then shuttercount.

i also do some RAW-conversion to jpg in the camera and they also take a new number.
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Well you can find shuttercount in exif of a out of the camera jpg. I started out with _K5A on my first K-5 (the one with stains) and also used B on that camera. Now my camera is on 25.000 so keeping track on different picture numbers is more important then shuttercount.

i also do some RAW-conversion to jpg in the camera and they also take a new number.
Yeah, I use PhotoME for that.

I will still follow your advice and assign a new file no. "letter" when needed.

Cheers.

JP
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