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12-24-2010, 12:49 PM   #1
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Shutter count... am I reading correctly?

How exactly do I tell how many pictures I have taken with my camera? It has me a bit confused because on my computer the picture name only includes the last four digits, e.g., 3369. But on the camera it has three digits before that, e.g., 106-3369. Does it carry directly over to the left side? If so, that would mean that I've taken over 60k pictures just in the last half of a year. But then, that could not be possible because my aperture library says that I have 12k pictures from my K-7...

Hmm...

12-24-2010, 01:12 PM   #2
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Run exiftool on the last photo you took.

ExifTool by Phil Harvey

It's a command line utility so open Terminal and type

Code:
user%exiftool FILE
You can drag the file to the terminal window and it will fill in the path.

To read the man file type

Code:
user%exiftool -h
I know of no other exif app that shows shutter count on the Mac.

Or you can use My Shutter Count

http://www.myshuttercount.com/
12-24-2010, 01:20 PM   #3
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A very nice utility is Photome (www.photome.de) that is a freeware. Highly recommended.

Photome will give you many information on both the camera and the photograph, incl. the shutter count. This information is the real information. The photo filename is incremented differnently and not linked with the shutter count.

Hope that the info will help and Merry Xmas....
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PhotoMe is Window$ only. I'm assuming Ubuntu_user is a Mac user because they referred to their Aperture library.

To use PhotoMe on a Mac you need virturalization sw and a copy of Window$.

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Whoa! Okay, thanks for that boriscleto! I sent my latest photo to myshuttercount.com and found out that my count is 14k!

Phew, at least I know now that I can't go by the camera or the photo's title...

hcc, thanks for your info. I'll keep it in mind in case I ever switch to PC.

Oh yes, Merry Christmas to you as well!

Thanks!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ubuntu_user Quote
How exactly do I tell how many pictures I have taken with my camera? It has me a bit confused because on my computer the picture name only includes the last four digits, e.g., 3369. But on the camera it has three digits before that, e.g., 106-3369. Does it carry directly over to the left side? If so, that would mean that I've taken over 60k pictures just in the last half of a year. But then, that could not be possible because my aperture library says that I have 12k pictures from my K-7...

Hmm...
Camera counts to 9999, then rolls over to 0.

9999 + 3369 =~ 14,000 (- chimps?).

The "103" is the SD card directory. Limit is 500 per directory (at least on the K20D).
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Never trust the image number in the file name. That number can be reset or changed. The only shutter count that can be trusted is the one in the exif data.

You will never be able to accurately resolve the image number to the shutter count, because the cameras have a variable number of test shots at the factory. In other words, if you checked a brand new camera, you would find that the shutter count would be 200-300, while the first image would have number 0001.
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Is this possibly (plausible)? I just got a used DS and myshuttercount.com said that it has had 291 actuations (and 3 of those were mine). I was expecting at least 5k. The shutter count in the exif can't be faked or reset somehow?

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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
PhotoMe is Window$ only. I'm assuming Ubuntu_user is a Mac user because they referred to their Aperture library.

To use PhotoMe on a Mac you need virturalization sw and a copy of Window$.
No.

I have PhotoMe for my Mac with no emulation software.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ira Quote
No.

I have PhotoMe for my Mac with no emulation software.
Really? Because according to the PhotoMe.de website.

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Mac users may use the virtualization software Parallels Desktop to run PhotoME on an Intel®-based Mac, just like a native Mac application.
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