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05-15-2011, 11:23 AM   #1
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K-5 image file number count over 9999

With my K10D I could not find a way to continue image file number over 9999 in the camera. Now with the K-5 I discovered it is possible by changing IMGP to IMG1 for 10000 to 19999, then to IMG2 for 29999, so on. Makes things easier for me in my MAC.
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Are you storing all of your photos in a single folder?
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I use the AF5 renamer as soon as I've transferred my pics to the computer ...

Rename files with A.F.5

Excellent free utility

I rename my pics in capture order ...

yyyy-mm-dd_<counter>_<shootname>
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QuoteOriginally posted by Smeggypants Quote
I rename my pics in capture order ...

yyyy-mm-dd_<counter>_<shootname>
Me, too, except I use Flexible Renamer and use yymmdd :-)

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Thanks for replies (see notes)

1. I use many folders and prefer to maintain a unique name (number) for each image file.
2. AF5 Re-namer and Flexible Re-namer are good freebies for Windows, but unfortunately no version for MAC.

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I use yyyymmdd_filename for my unique naming system. I am doing it on import into Aperture, but you can also do it with Automator.
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QuoteOriginally posted by merengue Quote
AF5 Re-namer and Flexible Re-namer are good freebies for Windows, but unfortunately no version for MAC.
While not free, Apple's Aperture 3 has a hugely flexible system for renaming and organising pictures, all of which can be done automatically during the process of importing from your camera. I rename all my files to yyyy-mm-dd_time_shoot identifier_sequence number (e.g. 2011-05-07_15-10-37_Martha's wedding_001. Although this is a long filename, it ensures that all image files sort in sequence, and are quickly identifiable. Further I use Aperture's project, folder, and album system to keep batches of images in nested folders for year and month. It takes a while to set up, but once done, it all works more or less automatically.
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AF5 Re-namer and Flexible Re-namer are good freebies for Windows, but unfortunately no version for MAC.
NameChanger is a free one.
Name Mangler and A Better Finder Rename are more powerful, commercial ones.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Smeggypants Quote
I rename my pics in capture order ...

yyyy-mm-dd_<counter>_<shootname>
I've noticed lots of photographers still use the date when they rename their files. I think if you use a modern OS it's not necessary. The date(s) are already in the metadata and can be used to sort, search, etc. So you're duplicating an information, in a less practical way.

Personally, I don't rename the files at all. They already have a <counter> number when I import them, the dates are in the metadata, and I just put them in a <yyyy-mm-dd shootname> folder.
All these folders are in <year> folders, and serve as my Lightroom catalog structure.
(Yeah, I use a date in the folder's name because it's creation date is meaningless. The date in the name is the only way to sort folders chronologically.)

Of course I don't pretend it's the ideal way to archive pictures If you often move/send individual files then yes, a bit of context in the name is good.
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mine's over 30 000 SC

cant stop pushing the button

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you should not rename any of the K-5 files!!!

if the K-5 produced an image HE has

all rights to name it as HE WANTS!!!
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