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04-01-2017, 06:35 AM   #1
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Change the name given to images as they are taken? XG-1

Is it possible to change the name given to images as they are taken on the XG-1? Currently they are called: IMGP0001.jpg, IMGP0002.jpg, etc.
I would prefer them to include the date and time like when you use a mobile phone: (YearMonthDay_HrMinSec.jpg for example: 20170401_143001.jpg would be 2017, April, 1st _ 2:30pm and 1 second)

Any help appreciated.

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04-01-2017, 07:45 AM   #2
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I don't have an XG-1, but if you look through the various Menu options, you might see "Folder Name" and under that you might choose "Date" instead of "IMG".
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Unfortunately Ricoh and Pentax cameras use the Design Rule for Camera filing system conventions. The conventions are for file names four alpha numeric characters including "_" and a 4 digit number followed by a 3 character extension. Folder names are a 3 digit number (range 100-999) followed by a 5 character alphanumeric which can begin with "_".

Setting the folder to date will create a folder for each date in the format nnn_mmdd. File names will still be something like IMPGnnnn.jpg.

I believe you can use Lightroom to rename the files on import. Or you can use some of the file renaming tools some I believe will use the time date stamp in renaming the file.
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Lightroom will rename on import to nearly anything you can think of. I rename all my files to yyyy.mm.dd@hhmmss.DNG You can also add a sequence number if you shoot more than one image per second.

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Adobe Bridge is the organizing and conversion software that comes with Photoshop. In Bridge, if you select the images, go to the menu for Tools, and then Batch Rename. There you can rename by any combination of date, serial number, or custom names.

I do not believe it gives you an hour, minute, second option unless that is already imbedded in the original name.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alex645 Quote
I do not believe it gives you an hour, minute, second option unless that is already imbedded in the original name.
It has options to use date created or date file was modified.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Not a Number Quote
It has options to use date created or date file was modified.
Yes, date created....but hours/minutes/seconds? If that was in the original name, then yes, but generated by Bridge using the Batch Rename function?
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