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Picture numbering on a SD card?
Hello,.

I have a question about the picture numbering on my card..

I have a Nikon D40, and a 2gb SD card. I formated in the camera..

Every time I take pictures I transfer them in the end of the day to my computer, using a card reader and the option "move to folder". In result the card returns empty in the camera for another day of shooting..

However the next day pictures start being numbered again with DCS_001 and so on, so I'm not able to transfer them in the same folder ( I have folders with the month name, in this case December) because the computer tells me the folder already contains a picture with that name and would I like to substitute it with the new one..

No , I don't want to substitute it, thank you..

Can I somehow make the camera to continuosly number pictures, and not to start with 001 every time I insert the card inside?.

My P&S Canon, model 2004 , used to have the same problem. My two Fuji cameras don't..

I'm puzzled.Please, help!!!Suehttp://picasaweb.google.com/silvia.simeonovahttp://photo.net/photos/xilin_bestThe world I see is not the same as yours,I take pictures so I can show you mine...

Comments (6)

Hi, on my D40x there is a setting in the 'Set-up' menu (the spanner symbol) that says 'File no. sequence', you can adjust settings there..

HTH, PipIf life is not how you see it...... look again, through a viewfinder...

Comment #1

Psychopip wrote:.

Hi, on my D40x there is a setting in the 'Set-up' menu (the spannersymbol) that says 'File no. sequence', you can adjust settings there.HTH, PipIf life is not how you see it...... look again, through a viewfinder..

Thank you so much!!! Found it, it was on "No", changed to "Yes" , I think this will fix it!!!.

Thanks again!!!!.

:):):):)Suehttp://picasaweb.google.com/silvia.simeonovahttp://photo.net/photos/xilin_bestThe world I see is not the same as yours,I take pictures so I can show you mine...

Comment #2

Get out of the habit of using the move option and use copy instead, leaving your pictures intact on your card. And then after everything is okay on the computer format the card.GaryPhotos at http://www.pbase.com/gary_602zAll who wander are not lost!..

Comment #3

Gary602z wrote:.

Get out of the habit of using the move option and use copy instead,leaving your pictures intact on your card. And then after everythingis okay on the computer format the card.Gary.

That's not a bad to get started with but once you are comfortable transferring the 'Move' option is fine. I have transferred roughly 400,000 images using the 'Move' command since 2002 with no problems....

Neil Vanderwolfhttp://thewarmland.com..

Comment #4

Well, you've got your answer from another poster but if I may I'd like to throw in another piece of advice on your filing system....

Suexilin wrote:.

...However the next day pictures start being numbered again with DCS_001and so on, so I'm not able to transfer them in the same folder ( Ihave folders with the month name, in this case December) because thecomputer tells me the folder already contains a picture with thatname and would I like to substitute it with the new one..

Keeping your photos filed by month (or year) is a fine idea. I'd like to make two suggestions:.

1. Don't call the folder "December" - because the folders won't appear sorted by date order in your Windows Explorer (or whatever)..

You will get a display something like:.

AprilDecemberFebruaryJanuaryMarch.

Better to name the folders by year/month like "200712" and then you'll get folders displayed in date order.

200712200801200802.

Etc..

2. You might also like to think about a naming convention for your files other than just leaving them with the original name. For example, I rename all my files.

From (e.g.) "DCS_001".

To (e.g.) "20071223-001-00".

So the files are always presented in date order, the original camera sequence number is retained and helps to make the filename unique regardless of what folder it's kept in or moved to, and the "-00" on the end is for "pictures from my camera", I use other suffixes for pictures from other sources (e.g. my wife's camera, pictures emailed by friends etc) and again it all helps to keep the photo filenames unique..

That may sound like a lot of effort but there's software that can make it a breeze - I use Bulk Rename Utility (Google it)..

Just a couple of ideas you might lke to think about..

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Comment #5

Thank you for the nice suggestions .

They all make sense and work very well for you and for other people, I'm sure..

However I like to keep the names of my folders in letters, it's visually easier for me to read what I am looking for..

I also use the program Folder Marker to give the current month folder a different color, ( usually red) and I find it very easily no matter displayed in the end of the page or not. It keeps the new color everywhere and it's shown in the "Copy to/Move to" window, it saves couple of seconds every time..

I find that giving long numerical names for my pictures is confusing for me, of course YMMV :).

But thank you Suehttp://picasaweb.google.com/silvia.simeonovahttp://photo.net/photos/xilin_bestThe world I see is not the same as yours,I take pictures so I can show you mine...

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