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04-13-2015, 06:56 AM   #1
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numbers started over?

My count just went from IMGP9999 to 0001. I did not realize it started over.
I did read the book but It was a while back. Under certain circumstances this
could have been a problem. K-5IIs.

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This is true of all Pentax DSLR bodies I've owned. It's normal and they way they work.
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Yes, the numbers do start over. What I have done is to change the prefix name when I notice (IMGP2, IMGP3, and so on). This is done in the setup menu under filename (p264 in the English version of the user manual).


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Yes, the numbers roll over. I've solved that by renaming the files on import to Lightroom. That way no possibility of a duplicate.

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Mine are saved in a date hierarchy file system anyway, so it makes no difference.
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I put mine in separate folders, each named for the range of numbers in the original filenames. First time it's folder name K30_01, after it hits 9999 I go to K30_02. Then when I save files I name those accordingly. I'm in the 06 folder now, so if I save filename IMGP2001 I rename it to IMGP62001. That makes it easy to find later on if I need a copy for some reason, by looking at the filename, and the original is NEVER ever renamed. All files in the original folder are exactly as they came off the camera, the saved version is kept in a different folder entirely and renamed according to the naming convention I've used ever since I started with a Samsung S730 years ago.

I just have to remember to pay attention when it gets close to 9999 so I can be ready to swap to a different folder and copy the last folder to an external hard drive.
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I use this renamer all the time to change IMGP_ to YYMMDD. Also handy for the rollovers where I will change sets of sequence numbers by a few hundred to make them "flow" in order.

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yep it's really great when starting an interval @ 9950 and it ends 0070 not so fun when stacking or making a time lapse vid........

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I second Steve's advice to change the prefix in camera. Not all Pentax cameras have this option, but your k5iis does.

If you get to this from the start, you can begin with the prefix "IMGP0" instead of "IMGP" so your whole mess of images will still sort cleanly by the file names. Too late for you now, but you could run a batch rename on all your old photos if this would be an issue (it might not bother anyone but me).
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I use a date based system which incorporates the 4 digit sequence. Since the digits help with chronology, my solution when I get to the turnover is to change the initial zero to an A on the date where the turnover occurs (and even to a B if I get that far... i.e. I sort of follow a Hex type system for the leading digit).

e.g... the sequence goes from 9999 to A000... I do this through the renamer I use on import. All my file names have a fixed length, so I prefer something as odd as that than adding an additional digit/character.
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