>Bruno, > >It seems that you are over-thinking this. What is your >ultimate goal with the file naming? > >If your goal is unique names by the camera so that there are >no naming collisions on your hard drive, you cannot depend on >the camera doing this for you. In this case, you are best >using a third-party downloader that will rename the files as >you desire as they are transfered off the card, then reset the >counter back to 1 and reformat the card.
Hi Joseph and thanks for your answer. This is exactly my goal, of course, and I'll do just as you're advising me to.
I was just trying to find a neat trick to resume my numbering so that it would be consistent, and reading the documentation, I thought it was possible, but I'm not going to spend a lot of time on this, I just (kinda) hate it when I don't understand something. The little child in me, I suppose, haha.
>As an example, I use Downloader Pro by BreezeSys.com. Using >the exif data, I have it rename the files from dsc_nnnn.xxx to >yyyymmdd_nnnn.xxx based on the date of capture.
As I'm a Linux guy, I'll use a little utility called "exiv2" (available on Windows as well by the way) to rename all my files.