Photo numbering

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  1. alj23

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    Hi - I have had a quick search but can't seem to find anything -

    I am doing a lot of photography for friends at the moment and shoot with a Canon 40D and 450D - I have seven different memory cards and am not sure whether to reset the file numbering each time I do a shoot or to leave it to keep counting ?

    What does everyone else do ?

    Thanks in advance

    AJ
     
  2. Sarg0r

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    I'd leave it counting, import to Lightroom then export with desired numbering that's what I do. In the grand scheme of things camera numbering is irrelevant in my opinion of course
     
  3. kBm

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    What os are you using?

    Windows 7 can recognise same file names in a folder then keeps both files with a (1), (2) etc for each file. You can then organise by date to get the correct order.

    You can also do a mass rename too with a no. at the end; yourfilename(1), yourfilename(2) etc. (Just google how to do it).

    I dont think it really matters if you reset the numbers or not.
     
  4. Faldrax

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    As Sarg0r said, if you use Lightroom for post processing then you can control the Windows file names when you import.
    I personally have mine set op to prefix the camera & year to the file number on import, so I end up with files 'A900-2013-01234.arw' - keeps the files unique across cameras, and also across cameras image number roll-over.
     
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    +1 for Sarg0r's suggestion :)
     
  6. twist

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    +1, leave it counting
     
  7. Bl4ckGryph0n

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    +1 the in camera name is irrelevant for me...
     
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    Keep counting, then when you reach 10k or 9999 on a canon it goes back to 0 but in a different folder name. Try and set it so that the date is in it, that way it will be continuous.
     

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