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06-11-2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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Image number reset after 9999?

Damn it,

I didn't account for this happening. Just noticed while importing to lightroom, that certain photo's taken later in the day were showing up first. Looked at the image number and can see they've gone from IMGP9999.DNG back to IMGP0001.DNG. While this shouldn't affect me too much as everything I have is in seperate folders, but I don't want to make organising pics any more confusing than it needs to be. Any ideas on what I can/should do in this situation? Does it even matter all that much?



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I let lightroom put my photos into folders named based on the date, find it much easier than using numbers
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Lightroom will happily rename them upon import. I think it can rename them after the fact to but not sure about that. I have it set to automatically rename all files with the date first and then the camera assigned number.

If just sorting in Lightroom is all you need you can sort by time taken. But if you want the file names to be in proper order you will have to rename. If you do it in Lightroom you save the time of removing from the catalog and re-adding.

But many programs allow renaming, I personally use "stamp 2.8" not pushing it, just used it forever.
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I organised my K-5 as follows:

K-5 black: _K5A**** and I'm at the time at _K5P, but I scipped a few letters.
K-5 Silver: _S5Z**** and I'm at _S5N.

I only forgot a few times to change early, but most of the time I don't really make the series full up to 9999, but start a new series when I think it comes in handy.

06-11-2012, 03:39 PM   #5
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Great advice folks. Thank you,

I think I'll be do what Ron suggests and start renaming with some sort of 'KRA' prefix.
06-13-2012, 08:14 AM   #6
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I don't use anything to import or catalog the files. What I do use is a simple renamer to add a digit. So, I'm currently prefixing with a 2, as I'm past shot 20,000. Used a 1 for all the 10,000-19,999 shots, etc. If I run out of numbers, it means that I've passed the 100k expected shutter life anyway, so I won't be complaining.

It would have been nice if Pentax had anticipated this and used 5 digits in the filenames to begin with.
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What I do, and my situation is more confusing as I have 4 bodies, is I download memory cards frpirst, into a folder for each body, and using the batch rename process in my photo editor/organizer, I rename the photos, with a prefix for each body, and a starting number sequence that adds a fifth digit .

My K7 and K5 are a little easier to keep separate as they allow for custom file names, so I have K7 or K5 as the leading character in these file names.
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Flexible Renamer is your friend.

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In this case simply replace IMGP99 with IMGP89, then again replace IMGP00 for IMGP99 to get them in the right sequence. (If you have images on the same day with lower numbers, start there).

I also replace IMGP with yymmdd.


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