Image numbering on Minolta A1

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Peter, Apr 11, 2004.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Don't know if anybody can help me on this one? I used to use an Olympus
    2100Z which was able to number images using a combination of the date
    the image was taken. This was great because no matter how many different
    cards you used, no image was ever named with a duplicate number.

    I have not managed to find a similar option on my Minolta A1 with the
    result that each time I delete all the image files on a card, it starts
    recording images at number 1 again. This is frustrating when trying to
    copy images back to my image folders on the PC because I keep getting
    duplicate numbers.

    Has anybody found a way around this, or an option that I have not
    noticed?

    Regards,
     
    Peter, Apr 11, 2004
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  2. If you use the Dimage Viewer software, it has an option to block rename the
    files. More to the point, if you put each memory card full into a separate
    subdirectory (at least in the first instance), there's never a conflict.
     
    Eddie Bromhead, Apr 11, 2004
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  3. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Hello Eddie Bromhead,
    Having got used to Paint Shop Pro over the years, I never bothered to
    load the Dimage Viewer software - looks like I should take a look at it
    :)

    Thanks,
     
    Peter, Apr 11, 2004
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  4. Peter

    Rick Guest

    You need to set the camera to File number memory ON (or some such) in
    the Setup menu. Then copy a file with the highest numbered file name
    so far onto the CF and place it in camera. Then, take a shot. From
    then on, the camera should be just incrementing that file name by one
    - no dups.

    rick
     
    Rick, Apr 12, 2004
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  5. Peter

    zog Guest

    yeah that was a pain when I came across the same problem, I think the
    image file name/number should index by default and not reset when you
    clear the card,

    got to tools menu page 2, scroll down to File # memory and set to "on"
    then your picture files will always be indexed properly and not reset when
    you wipe or change the card. other than that the item below that saying
    folder name has two options Std. form or Date form.

    in standard form the folders are named 100MLT16 meaning folder # 100 MLT
    for Minolta and 16 for the camera model in this case the A1

    in date form it shows as 100YMMDD, so folder 10040412 is folder #100 2004
    April 12th
     
    zog, Apr 12, 2004
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