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I have a Canon Powershot S100 that I'd like to connect to a TV to display a slideshow. I uploaded a few hundred JPEG files to an SD card, put the card in the camera, and hooked it up to the TV. However, the camera is displaying No images found. I tried putting the images on the root E:\ and E:\DCIM\ with the same results.

The slideshow plays perfectly on the TV with the camera's original SD card, which has images the camera itself took. What am I doing wrong?

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Cameras are often programmed to only recognize files produced by the same model. At the very least, they require images in \DCIM\100CANON for example. Make sure to use the exact structure of the camera and name the files with the right format, say PICT0001.JPG.

There is a good chance this won't work unless you copy the EXIF from another image produced by the Canon S100. You can use a tool like exiv2 for that. Some cameras are more tolerant than others and I know that most Fuji models will display the thumbnail from other images with a gift icon on top, indicating the file comes from another camera.

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I took a look at exiv2 and extracted an .exv from a working image, but exiv2 does not appear to be able to do batch inserts. With over 200 files I'd have to manually run a command per file! – Snailer Dec 29 '13 at 23:31
exiv2 can certainly do batch operations, but even if it couldn't, there's no reason you'd have to run a command manually per file -- just put it in a very simple loop. Alternately, you could use exiftool, which I find has easier syntax for some operations. – mattdm Dec 30 '13 at 1:24

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