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How can I rename files to match their EXIF "created date"?

ExifTool is pretty much the Swiss army chainsaw for doing these kinds of things. It has a steep learning curve, but once you're over it, the kind of renaming you're after is a snap: exiftool -d '%Y%...
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Why is Nikon camera prefixing filenames with an underscore (for example _DSCxxxx)?

You changed from sRGB to Adobe RGB1998? It's apparently the naming convention. It surprised me too when I did the same thing. From my D5500 manual... Photographs are saved using file names ...
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Software to cross-check EXIF date taken vs date in filename?

ExifTool is a cross-platform tool which will work from the Windows command line. It is very powerful, with a perl-based syntax allowing comparison of various metadata. In a directory full of JPEG ...
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Can I output from Lightroom with zero padded numbered names for use in contact cards?

You can actually have them come out with proceeding zeros in Lightroom. When you go to export, find the File Naming category. From there, make sure "Rename to" is checked and hit the drop down box. ...
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How can I rename files to match their EXIF "created date"?

For simple things where the flexibility, power, and complication of ExifTool aren't necessary, I like to use the tool jhead. It's a command-line tool available for Linux, Mac, and Windows. jhead -n%Y%...
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How can I get Lightroom to export a list of filenames, from the colour-labeled (or flagged) pictures?

You can do this Apply your filter in the library module, Select all photos Select "File Menu/Export as catalog..." Click "Export selected photos only" (This doesnt export the photos, only the ...
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How to Reset File Number on the Fuji X-T10?

You have to change the SETUP > SAVE DATA SET-UP > FRAME NO. menu setting from CONTINUOUS to RENEW. If it's set to RENEW, then the numbering will reset to 0001 when you format the card or use a new one....
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How can I prove an edited photo was taken on a particular date/time?

Simple answer: you can't prove anything. A (digital) photo is just a sequence of ones and zeros (bits) on a disk somewhere, and anyone with enough time, money and dedication could get those bits to ...
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How can I rename files to match their EXIF "created date"?

I use the following script, placed in ~/.local/share/nautilus/scripts (this should work for any Linux distro using Nautilus as a file manager): #!/bin/bash exiftool -fileOrder DateTimeOriginal -...
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What is the device with a file name prefix of win?

As this style of file naming is quite common in phone cameras, I'm going to hazard a guess that it came from such a device. 8Mpix seems reasonable for this. My Sony phone uses a more conventional ...
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Can I make my Nikon DSLR put photos in separate folders per day?

There's no way to assign a date-based filename on-camera. However, there are quite a few pieces of software that will help do just this when ingesting photos from the memory card to your computer, ...
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Why don't most cameras store filenames based on date and time?

It's mainly about file name lengths at the time the Design Rules for Camera File Systems was developed. Many operating systems in widespread usage at that time did not allow file names long enough to ...
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Why are the extensions of files imported to my Mac in upper case?

Renaming file do not change the content of the file. So you should not be afraid of this. Renaming of the file is operation, related to the metainformation of your picture, stored in the filesystem ...
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How can I make ExifTool rename by camera model when the name contains a slash?

Although this has been asked some time back, but since no response is marked as Answer I offer this. Maybe the solution is to use the semicolon behind the Model to remove invalid characters > model; ...
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Why are the extensions of files imported to my Mac in upper case?

Since you asked why: the reason for this is that the files on the camera are stored using a very simple filesystem using 8.3 file names, which by default are upper-case (originally these filesystems ...
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Editing and saving RAW files, and the relationship to the XMP sidecar files

Deleting the XMP file does not cause the Raw file to "revert" to original state. Because Raw files are NEVER edited. The VIEW will revert, but the Raw file data was never changed. Instead, the LIST ...
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Editing and saving RAW files, and the relationship to the XMP sidecar files

Many image processing programs do what's called nondestructive editing, where the original file is treated as you would a film negative and left untouched. Realistically, there's not a whole lot of ...
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Can I Watermark An Image With Its Filename and Copy name when exporting from Lightroom?

You need a 3rd party plug-in like LR Mogrify 2. Despite the text on its homepage, it is compatible with current versions of Lightroom.
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Why does my Pentax Optio E30 create a new folder and reset numbering each time I turn it on?

It's not a failure, it's a setting in the camera menu. I've never used this camera but according to page 133 of the user manual, you set the image folder name setting to Standard instead of Date: ...
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What is the device with a file name prefix of win?

JPEGsnoop compares the compression signature in a JPEG with its database of known signature/software combinations, and gives a list of software that matches the signature of the input image. I just ...
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Nikon D5100 image numbering restarting after DSC_1000

Info: I did not erase the card between the shots so even though I had the "File Number Sequence" setting turned off this should not have caused the problem. I think you need the "File Number Sequence"...
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How can I rename files to match their EXIF "created date"?

Thanks all but I ended up using AmoK EXIF Sorter, a free app that does it all simply, quickly and effectively.
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How can I rename files to match their EXIF "created date"?

Let me share a simple, wonderful and free tool that I have just used to rename a mess of several hundreds of pictures to their taken dates - it is called Namexif. What I had to do manually is to ...
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How to recover the orginal name of picture file .JPG made by device?

Experimentally I can't find any reference to the file name in the JPG picture files either from my Canon 70D camera or my smartphone. Not surprising since a filename is just a label on things. ...
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How to recover the orginal name of picture file .JPG made by device?

The original filename is not stored in Exif. However, Exif data may be used to reconstruct the filename. For instance, some devices name files according to date/time. Also, some cameras store a ...
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Display .png file name as the text in the image corner

If you do not insist very much for opensource and you will agree with free software you can use XnView MP. Open in Browser mode Select images Ctrl+U (batch convert) For action select Image->Text ...
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Managing image filenames to avoid duplicate

I don't know if the question is asking about what caused the problem to occur or how to avoid duplicate filenames. For the latter, I keep all my photos in separate directories by date. That way, I'm ...
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Managing image filenames to avoid duplicate

When I import images from my Canon cameras using EOS Utility I have it automatically change the filenames to include the date the photo was taken as well as the 4-digit image number assigned by the ...
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