Looking for help with Epson Perfection 3200 Scanner software

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Spikes, Aug 1, 2004.

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    Spikes Guest

    Hi all
    I am using an Epson Perfection 3200 scanner to scan 35mm slides from years
    I have scanned just over 1200 slides ( and have many more to go...), but
    have run into a very annoying problem, which I believe must have a work
    Problem is with the scanning software - Epson Scan v1.25E

    The numbering system only allows 3 numerical characters, so when you reach
    999, back to 001 it goers, and that means the manual renaming of each slide.
    What a pain.

    I have checked the ever friendly Epson web sites and it seems 1.25e is the
    current version.
    Hoping there is solution or workaround?

    Many thanks
    Spikes, Aug 1, 2004
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    Miro Guest

    What does this have to do with photography. FFS ..... contact EPSON.COM
    Miro, Aug 1, 2004
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    DJ! Guest

    Simple, dopey. He's scanning photos.

    Cheers... Derek (DJ)

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    let's go. You get past me, the guy in back of me, he's got
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    DJ!, Aug 1, 2004
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    Miro Guest

    Yeah, how is that related to photography. Who cares what he does with them
    after they are processed.
    Miro, Aug 1, 2004
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    DJ! Guest

    Related about as much as looking at printed photographs. But you seem
    to think THAT is photography and worthy of discussion. Photography, by
    definition, is the process of producing images of objects on
    photosensitive surfaces.

    He does.

    Cheers... Derek (DJ)
    DJ!, Aug 1, 2004
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    Ken Chandler Guest

    Not an answer to your question, but a workaround that might be of use??

    The batch rename function of Irfanview (freeware):


    Regards, Ken
    Ken Chandler, Aug 1, 2004
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    Miro Guest

    Please put me on your killfile
    Miro, Aug 1, 2004
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    Witold Guest

    A potential workaround to your problem is to scan each set of 1000 images
    into a separate subdirectory. Keep careful track of the files so that you
    don't overwrite any that you have done previously (write-protecting the
    files might help in this regard).

    There is a freeware program called IrfanView which can be used to perform
    batch renaming of many files. It can be obtained from www.irfanview.com. I
    would imagine that, with appropriate selection of fields, it will enable
    you to rename the files in a continuous sequence.

    If you didn't want to create separate subdirectories the first time around,
    you could probably use IrfanView to rename one complete sequence of files
    at a time, before proceeding with your scans.
    Witold, Aug 2, 2004
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    Tim Guest

    You can change the prefix in EPSON Scan!!

    So instead of img001 to img999, you can have pic001 to pic999, or
    anything you want... (In EPSON Scan Auto Mode the file save will pop
    up automatically, if in Home/Professional then the little arrow to the
    right of the Scan button).

    You can change the prefix in EPSON Smart Panel!!

    So instead of file001 to file999, you can have pict001 to pict999, or
    anything you want...
    Tim, Aug 3, 2004
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    Witold Guest

    (Tim) wrote in
    Glad to know that there appears to be a simple solution! Beats having to
    keep track of and rename all those files.

    But can the software increment beyond 999? Your examples didn't cover
    this specifically.
    Witold, Aug 4, 2004
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    DJ! Guest

    Why not rename all of your existing photos:

    img001 ---> img999


    000001 ---> 000999

    (where 000 is the alphanumeric prefix)

    ......and then make your next alphanumeric prefix:


    So the next thousand images are numbered

    001001 ---> 001999

    etc and so on?

    Just an idea....

    Cheers... Derek (DJ)
    DJ!, Aug 5, 2004
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    Witold Guest

    Good idea and simple to boot! That would work well. Wish I'd thought of
    Witold, Aug 5, 2004
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    Spikes Guest

    Thanks all
    Appreciate the help and advice.
    Seems the best and easist way is to use 3 different alpha characters as the
    numerical numbering is only up to 999.
    Epson have confirmed and it's on their fix-list for the next s/w release.

    As for Orim - sad, but looking at his posts, he really does appear to have a
    very dark outlook & an aggressive nature.
    Life goes on.

    Thanks again
    Spikes, Aug 6, 2004
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    Miro Guest

    Only for time wasters ..... the door is that way ------>
    Miro, Aug 6, 2004
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    kevin lock Guest

    I now see why people are so anti-Miro!

    kevin lock, Aug 7, 2004
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    Miro Guest

    Miro, Aug 7, 2004
  17. Send him you photo.....

    David Springthorpe, Aug 9, 2004
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