Folder & File Naming
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by Makoto Honda
July 12, 2009
you take is saved in the active folder. You can make new folders, each
with a unique number (100-999). Any folder can be set active. Each
folder can store 1000 pictures (maximum).
picture file has a 3-character (alpha/numeric) name, followed by a
4-digit number (eg. ABC_0098). The 3-character name can be changed by
File Naming (in SHOOTING MENU). The digit portion is automatically
incremented by one for each new picture.
New folder number
new folder (numbered 100 - 999).
folder to make it active.
type the 3-character portion of a file name here to be used for
d Shooting Display
|d6 File number sequence
ON, OFF or RESET. The explanation in the manual is
quite confusing. Basically, ON gives you a contiguous number from the
last, while OFF starts from 0001 when the memory card is formatted, a
new memory card inserted, or a new file created.
The way I use this is as follows: I turn it OFF, and then format
the memory card. This will reset the file number to 0001. Now, I
will turn it ON and keep it there. This way, all the pictures I
take from this point on will be contiguously numbered -
incremented by one each time. This is so, up to 9999. I may
change the first 3-character name along the way, but always
making the number greater than the previous, because I do not
want to mess up the chronology of my images. With the ON
setting, the last 4-digit of the file name continues to get
incremented each time, irrelevant of the first 3-character
setting. The only problem is that when 9999 is reached, the next
value is 0001 (wrap-around)... I get a new image having smaller
file number. I do not like this. To avoid this occurrence, I
will forcefully reset the file number to 0001 long before it
reaches 9999 and set the 3-character portion to a higher number.