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Standard User DIOGENES
(committed) Wed 30-Sep-15 21:33:24
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PANASONIC CAMERA vs APPLE LAPTOP


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Here is a query which is tricky to locate in the right forum.
PANA camera DMC-FZ38 looks after identifying each photo with folder and file numbers, such as
P101 0999.
When each folder is full the camera automatically creates a new folder and starts photo/file number at 0001 again.
ALL effortless and no problem.
UNTIL you get a new camera and do not want to have new and old photos with the same number!
Or, as in my case, you need to start a new project with all the photos for just that project held within a new folder.
The user documentation is not helpful for this fairly common situation.

I did think I had found an answer in
http://www.michna.com/panacount.htm
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2015-02-10 Š Mark Stonich wrote:
The method shown there is what I had done before, to start my FZ150 at P1500001.JPG.
Too much work as I wanted to start my FZ1000 @ P2000001.JPG and my next camera, a ZS50, @ P3000001.JPG. So I tried something that seemed too easy. But works, at least on the FZ1000 (and hopefully on the ZS50/TZ70).
I formatted an SD card and took one photo.
Put the card in my Mac and renamed the folder to 199_PANA and the photo to P1990999.JPG ignoring all previous folder numbers.
Put the card back in my FZ1000 and took a few shots that ended up being named P2000001.JPG ÉP2000004.JPG in folder 200_PANA
Deleted everything on the card in my Mac and then re-formatted it in the camera. Next shot was P2000005.JPG in folder 200_PANA
I think IÕll have to be careful that, with 3 Panasonics, I donÕt use a card thatÕs been in another camera without re-formatting it.
Mark later added that, sadly, this procedure does not work on the ZS50.
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But that did not work for my F38 and MacBookPro on 10.8.5.
The bit above labelled " ended up being named P2000001.JPG " just did not happen.

My query is - Does anyone know of a procedure that does work for my camera and computer?
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 01-Oct-15 08:44:16
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Re: PANASONIC CAMERA vs APPLE LAPTOP


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If you are willing to spend a little money then Adobe Lightroom has the ability to rename files - personally I use the date/time stamp if renaming in order to give unique filenames to every photo that can be easily sorted. Wide range of options to customise the filename.

I am sure there are many other programmes that can do this sort of renaming and I dare say some of them are free but Lightroom is the one I currently go for.
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