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08-28-2008, 12:38 AM   #1

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The picture counter on my k10d has passed 9999 pictures, and now the file names begin again at 0001. This is of course a problem as I already have files with these low numbers. Is there anything I can do to change prefix or something directly in the camera? (Haven’t found anything yet…)

08-28-2008, 01:40 AM   #2
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I set my K100D to simply record the images with the dates they were shot in. That way they are organized by folder.
08-28-2008, 06:26 AM   #3
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Does the K10d not allow the filename to be custom set as with the k20d, or am i confused?
ftpaddict probably has the best solution otherwise then
08-28-2008, 06:43 AM   #4
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I store them in directories by date uploaded, on the pc. LOL since then later it becomes hard to find a particular set, I often add something about the set in the name.

08-28-2008, 07:11 AM   #5

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The problem is I already have about 9999 files stored according to location where they where shot. So old and new pictures are mixed.

Also it’s never a good idea to have different files with the same name.
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My suggestion would be to read a wonderful book Digital Asset Management for Photographers written by Peter Krogh. Buy that DAM book or at least read the first chapter available for free at their web site to get you inspired about photo files management and organization. The main idea of file naming would be [your initials]_[date yyyymmdd]_[original 4 digit file no]. That way you won't have duplicate files. Hope this helps.

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08-28-2008, 09:16 AM   #7
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I second the idea of having the date code added to the file number. You'll never have two same file numbers ever again (unless you have a real productive 10,000 + shot day).

It makes it real easy to locate and identify files, and to store them for way in the future. And if you end up getting the Nikon D700 (in secret, of course) and start over yet again at 0001, that will help you then as well.

Should be some scripts you can run to add the date code to all your existing photos. I did that about a year ago when my Canon rolled over, and was extra glad when I got my Pentax this Spring. Now I add the date code when I import my RAW files into my computer.
08-28-2008, 05:40 PM   #8
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If you want rename old files using date taken I recommend "Bulk Rename Utility". Can read the exif of date and time taken and add it to or replace the file name.

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I always rename my files once transferred to the PC, and the date is always included so having duplicates is next to impossible. Typical filename for me would be "Alaska vacation 1 081308.dng". On top of that, I have file folders for each group of pictures such as "Alaska Vacation 2008" or "Hocking Hills Camping June 2008". And all of these folders are with a subdirectory that defines the year like "2008 Photographs". This system has worked quite well for me, it's always easy to find whatever I am looking for, and it won't matter if the camera resets itself back to 0001.
08-28-2008, 07:48 PM   #10
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I store my photos in directories which start by date (so they alphabetize correctly) and contain a word or two of the subject. Today I photographed two cats: 08-28-Rose-Maggie. I also archive by year thus if 2007 has an 08-28-x it would not confuse things.

My K100D rolled over and it made no difference to me.

Simple, works for me!
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Try CKRename if you use a PC. I use it to rename my equine photos to add rider numbers.

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I rename all my files with the year, month, date, hour, minute, and second it was taken.

For example: 20080829_a102310.

Unfortunately, my renaming software uses "a" and "p" to indicate am/pm instead of using military time.

Fortunately, I don't often have multiple photos shot in the same second.

I'd recommend the software but the guy who made it appears to have gone out of business.

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