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Picture name (DSC_0100)

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JT Stitches says:

I'm really new to the world of DSLR so this might sound like a dumb question....

I'm taking a TON of pictures & I figured I'd keep the file name DSC_088, DSC_089 the same so I don't have multiples of the same picture. It seems like the numbers reset for some reason. I didn't change the battery or take it out...I didn't do anything.
How did it change so it doesn't happen again?
And is it possible to change the file name (number) to what I want?

Thanks, Jen
9:27PM, 27 December 2009 PDT (permalink)

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Darren Wilkinson says:

Menu -> Custom setting -> Shooting/display -> File number sequence -> On.
103 months ago (permalink)

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Darren Wilkinson says:

Regarding the file number setting, I tried a couple of things which didn't work, and so just gave up, set the scene to "Lo key" (to disable flash), and just shot off a load of pictures to get the counter up past what I'd shot on the first day. It's impressive how quickly the camera can rattle off shots!
103 months ago (permalink)

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JT Stitches says:

Great thanks!
That's a good idea I may just do that since I only have to do 100 or so.
103 months ago (permalink)

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ShootnHooton says:

The file numbering sequence incorrectly defaults to OFF, meaning you'll often be shooting files named DSC_0001.JPG.

Set 'Custom Setting Menu/Shooting Display' d4 'File number sequence' to ON so your files start at the last number you shot so you'll not have duplicate file numbers on your hard drive.

Unfortunately you can't set a start number or change 'DSC' to your initials either! Maybe Nikon will bring out a firmware update to add such an edit.

You can by the way, manipulate filenames and change sequence numbers using Nikon Transfer software to transfer images to your computer.
102 months ago (permalink)

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