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Where does the DSC file name prefix come from?

Without having a real problem with this, why did Nikon (maybe others too?) chose this file name prefix?
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How do you manage images with duplicate file names in Lightroom?

I've had my camera for about a year, and having taken 9999 images the camera's file naming system has rolled over to 0001.. I usually import my photos to Lightroom, so Lightroom sorts them into ...
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Is it possible to change the filename prefix with the Canon 5D?

Is it possible to change the default filename prefix for pictures taken? It would be handy to help distinguish between those taken on each body, and also to allow me to tweak every 10000 shots so that ...
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Why don't most cameras store filenames based on date and time?

I notice that when taking photos using my camera phone, the file name consists of the date and time. (e.g. 20131101-110015.jpg) However, most point and shoot and DSLR cameras do not. Their file name ...
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How can I import 2 photos from my 7D that have the same filename?

Canon use only 4 digits in the filename (eg: IMG_1234.jpg) My camera has wrapped around the file numbering so that I now have 2 photos on the memory card with the same name. Picasa fails to import ...
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Why does my new camera appear to have over 3000 photos taken already?

I just bought a new Canon EOS 60D and a new 8GB SDHC card. When I started it the first time I realised that the shutter count on Battery-Information-Menu was at 256 taken photos. I made a few shots ...
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What is the device with a file name prefix of win?

I have some photos that were sent to me and I was intrigued with the device that was used to take them. However the the EXIF data it's of no help. I know that I have the original JPEG file, with a ...
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Is there a way to have Lightroom include the cropped aspect ratio in the filename when the file is exported?

I am exporting my files to be printed by an outside service and I know before hand when working in the develop module what size I want the print to be. So I set the crop aspect ratio to be what I ...
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Is it possible to change the Canon 550D file name prefix?

Is it possible to change the file name prefix that the camera uses? A firmware hack maybe. I know I can assign names using the Canon utility to download, but mostly when putting a few pics onto the ...
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Can I import pictures into Lightroom and retain my existing folder structure?

I already have 30k pictures ordered in the following format: YYYY/MM/YYYY-MM-DD. I would like to continue this format instead of going through and renaming all my folders (besides, I like this layout)....
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Can the default file name on Nikon D40 be changed?

Is it possible to change the prefix of files on Nikon D40 to something different than DSC_? What about later entry-level Nikon models?
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Can I Watermark An Image With Its Filename and Copy name when exporting from Lightroom?

I'd like to send a variety of versions of the same image to a lab to look at differences in stock, contrast and sharpening. I know I'll be able to tell the difference in stock by the information on ...
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Lightroom to export list of path-filenames of selected images for external processing

In Lightroom 3.6 I am trying to produce (export) a list of selected files to be processed externally in another application. I do NOT want to export the images. I am seeking a list that produces the ...
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Software to cross-check EXIF date taken vs date in filename?

I have a library of about 25,000 photos (JPGs). I have been maintaining the library so that the date taken in the EXIF data reflects the actual capture date, but I keep finding exceptions where I've ...
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How to create Lightroom 4 import customization using filename and path?

I want my photos to be stored like this YYYY/YYYY-MM-DD_Name_of_shooting/YYYY-MM-DD_Name_of_shooting_001.nef (The date is the date of shooting) Is it possible to setup LR 4 in such a way that the ...
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Can I expand the number of digits in the image counter on my camera or software?

To my issue. Last year I had my first trip to Africa, ended up shooting 13,000 pictures with my 5D MkII - abusive, I know! Transferring them to my computer went all fine, as they arrange in folders ...
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How can I change the image counter on my Canon Sx240?

I use one monthly folder. My image counter was about 2300 (after a full loop... when will they use 5 digits?). When inserting my SD card to another Canon and back to mine, the image counter is now ...
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An easy way to embed custom information when in the field

My company needs to take a large number of product photo's in the field. The make sense of the file when they come to download them, they would like to store custom products id number either as meta ...
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How to set the starting number for filenames on a SD card with a Sony camera? [closed]

I have a sony HX-series pocket camera. For some reason, the file numbering of videos (and not of still photos) got reset recently and started from zero. This is causing me a nightmare of filename ...
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How can I make ExifTool rename by camera model when the name contains a slash?

I use ExifTool to batch rename all of my pictures using the following two commands: "-FileName<${Exif:Model}-(%%f).%%e" -d %%Y%%m%%d-%%H%%M%%S-%%%%f.%%%%e "-FileName<DateTimeOriginal" This ...
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Can I output from Lightroom with zero padded numbered names for use in contact cards?

I use lightroom to export photos as it enabled you to use a sequential number, it looks like this: Flower-1.jpg The problem is that it doesn't seem to allow any preceding zeros so when I export them ...
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How to Reset File Number on the Fuji X-T10?

It is usually obvious but with the Fuji X-T10, I have not found how yet. The file counter is already in the high thousands and I'd rather avoid numbers wrapping around (although I expect it to happen ...
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Can I make my Nikon DSLR put photos in separate folders per day?

When I take photos, I want my camera to create a folder for that specific date, and when I take photos on another day, it'll have a folder for that specific day, and so on. During thtransfer of my ...
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Why are the extensions of files imported to my Mac in upper case?

I have an Olympus Stylus 1 camera. When importing photos taken with that camera onto my iMac via finder (not the Photos or iPhoto app) the extension of the photos are always in upper case, for example ...
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How do I prevent file naming restarts on Nikon D5200? [duplicate]

I have noticed something peculiar on my Nikon D5200. If I take a set of images and remove them from the card, the next batch will start again at DSC_0001. My older non DSLR camera would continue to ...
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Canon 6D resetting folders on card format - a way to stop this?

I have a Canon 6D. The "File Numbering" setting is set to "Continuous", and for the most part, it behaves that way. However, unlike my experience with previous Canon DSLRs (e.g. my Canon 30D), there'...
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Manually set numbering on Nikon D7000

Let's say the most recent image on the camera was numbered DSC_1000.NEF, and I want the next image to be numbered DSC_1234.NEF. How would I accomplish this? I've tried a lot of things, but none of ...
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How do I get the photo filenames from my LX5 to continue from a given number?

I have a lovely new Panasonic LX5, replacing my LX3. I am using the same SD card as in the LX3, which already has the folders 100, 101, 102, ... 116 (yes, that was a thousand photos per folder...). ...
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Export filenames in Lightroom 3

I export images from Lightroom to PhotoShelter using the Pact Software plugin. I would dearly like to sort my files in my PhotoShelter galleries in the following order: rating (descending) time (...
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How can I rename virtual copies in Lightroom to match a previous export sequence?

A certain part of my workflow involves importing images into LR with their original names (DSC_Whatever), editing them and exporting as a new name e.g. LL_001. The new name is a custom name including ...
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Editing and saving RAW files, and the relationship to the XMP sidecar files

I have thousands of RAW files that I've always saved in their original state (e.g. _DSC 2104) of which I now have dozens of that number in their respective files, thus showing that I am a creature of ...
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Why does my Pentax Optio E30 create a new folder and reset numbering each time I turn it on?

I have Pentax Optio E30 for 8 years. After counting to 9999 it started to act weird. While before it saved images in numeric order into one "100pentx" folder, now it creates a new folder every time I ...
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Is there a way to get image names from DSLR to a tethered tablet?

My implementation would be for high volume photography (sorting/post processing).... If I can get the image name, as the picture is taken, to be sent to a tethered android tablet, I would be able to ...
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Rename files in Lightroom during export

When exporting my images from Lightroom, I want to rename them, based upon the image name and its mapping in a CSV file. Ideally, I would want something like this: When the user after editing goes ...