Camera Mixing Up File Names or File Order.

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Just Shoot Me, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. Today I took pictures at 4 different locations.
    I just came home to see that a few file names have been mixed up.
    when looking at the photos in bridge the different locations are mixed up
    but the file names are in order.
    as if I left one location to take pictures someplace else and then came back
    in 5 years this has never happened before.
    I did view a few pictures in the LCD between locations but that would only
    matter if the file names are not given
    until the pictures are downloaded to my computer.

    Just Shoot Me, Nov 3, 2007
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  2. Please describe the error more correctly.
    Sort your images by time taken, instead by ISO or aperture.

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Nov 4, 2007
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    Paul Furman Guest

    My Nikon names the files differently whether it's in raw or jpeg or raw
    plus jpeg, placing the underscore in a different position.
    Paul Furman, Nov 4, 2007
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    Robert Brace Guest

    That's interesting. With mine (D2 series) the file name configuration
    (position of the underscore) depends on the Color Space chosen, not whether
    I'm shooting raw or jpeg or any combination thereof.
    Robert Brace, Nov 4, 2007
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    Pat Guest

    I find that happens once in a while if I delete pictures. A I have
    exposures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and then delete 3 & 5. Then take 8, 9
    10. It's okay on the camera but when I move to the computer it goes
    1,2,8,4,9,5,6,7,10 I have no idea why, but it does it. So I just
    don't delete anything when I'm taking pics.

    In XP, to correct it. Sort by date. Then start a new directory and
    move in the first photos. Highlight them all, right click and hit
    rename. Type in a new name on the first file and it will rename them
    all of newname01, newname02, newname03 etc. Then bring in the next
    batch and repeat the same process using the SAME new name. It will
    then continue with newname04, newname05, etc. Keep going until done.
    Then they will be in time-order.

    Good luck with it.
    Pat, Nov 4, 2007
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Yes, I think I was mistaken. Switching raw etc I think puts them in
    different folders only. D200
    Paul Furman, Nov 4, 2007
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    Robert Brace Guest

    Switching file types does not, in mine, create new folders. All files
    recorded will go into the same folder (that which was specified originally).
    One can specify different folders, but you must create, then choose them
    specifically. The only exception to this, that I am aware of is when "total
    number of files" limits are exceeded and then the folder increments
    numerically to the next automatically.
    Robert Brace, Nov 4, 2007
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    ErrolC Guest

    I found this happened when using the standard XP Photo Wizard. It also
    changes the modified date to the download time. If you use Explorer to
    move the files off the camera, this isn't an issue.
    You can add 'Date Photo Taken' to the 'Details' shown in Explorer, and
    sort by that before doing the rename as above - saves doing it in

    Errol Cavit
    "[I warn against] the almost...universal error of historians to
    suppose it politically, as it physically true, that every effect has a
    proportionate cause."
    Dr Samuel Johnston, 1771
    ErrolC, Nov 4, 2007
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    me Guest

    How did you dl them? Can you eliminate any issues associated with you dl
    me, Nov 4, 2007

  10. The pictures are not being numbered in the order that they are taken.

    I will check to see if some how the sorting order has suddenly changed.

    Thank you

    Just Shoot Me, Nov 4, 2007
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    ASAAR Guest

    That's really odd if they aren't being numbered in the order they
    were shot. Are you transferring the pictures using a simple file
    browser (i.e., Windows Explorer) or with some photo software that
    may be renaming/renumbering them for you? My DSLR creates in its
    EXIF data a "Total pictures" field. Does yours have anything like
    this? If so, it should show numbers increasing in sync with the
    order in which you took the pictures. Also, is this strange
    numbering reflected by the picture's actual filenames, or is it just
    what is being displayed by some software or by the OS?
    ASAAR, Nov 4, 2007
  12. All I did was take the card out of the camera and stick it in my computer
    and viewed
    them in bridge.

    My DSLR creates in its
    the pictures usually do get named (img_7440) in the order they are taken.
    today was a busy day. Tomorrow I will check to see if some how the
    peferences have changed.
    today I edited the pics, made presentations for 4 apartments and built a
    simple database.

    Just Shoot Me, Nov 5, 2007

  13. I did review the pics between locations but didnt delete anything.

    they are now in a database.
    I only save a few because I am still messing around with
    metering and exposure settings with out
    moving the camera just to see and learn more.

    Highlight them all, right click and hit
    hey thanks for that tip. i never knew I could rename groups of photos like
    i just sorted them by date created in Bridge. the apartments now group
    together but
    the file names are not in order. for example I have it set to name the
    pictures img_6400 the next picture is img_6425.
    I usually add a number to the front to match the Primary key in the
    I will find out tomorrow if some how the preferences have changed.
    Just Shoot Me, Nov 5, 2007
  14. I don't know if I was right to say that I downloaded them if all i did was
    take the card out of the camera
    and stick it in the computer.

    Just Shoot Me, Nov 5, 2007
  15. And, if you don't mind, what on earth is this "brigde" you keep talking

    Jürgen Exner, Nov 5, 2007
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    Guest, Nov 5, 2007
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