Nikon transfer naming images
I don't know if I can explain this but I will try.
When I first transferred images to VNX using Transfer, I used the cameras numbering (DSC xxxx).
Then I got smart and renamed the images as I imported them but then the images appear in reverse order (eg 12-01-02 1 dsc99; 12-01-02 2 dsc98).
Does anyone know how I did this?
Is there any easy way to revert back to just the dsc number since it is included in the new image name?
This is not super important I am just interested to know what I did.
I am still playing with how best to store images - I think I will just go with the camera number when importing.
#1. "RE: Nikon transfer naming images" | In response to Reply # 0jrp Charter MemberSun 15-Jan-12 01:18 AM
Transfer doesn't transfer to ViewNX, but to a folder in your computer.
In ViewNX you you are viewing that folder's contents.
In what order you see the file names is up to your folder view settings ("sort by")
I would suggest you rename the files, once they are in your computer and not in the camera card.
ViewNX is 'expecting' file names as per the Nikon convention (that is probably another reason why the order was reversed) but reads them anyway.
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#2. "RE: Nikon transfer naming images" | In response to Reply # 1
#3. "RE: Nikon transfer naming images" | In response to Reply # 0
There is certainly no advantage to leaving files named as they came out of the camera. For me, that would be terribly confusing.
The reason they are in reverse order is because you selected them in reverse order. Probably what happened is you deselected everything - then you selected the last image, scrolled to the first image and holding the shift key, selected all. For some strange reason when you use the "shift select" approach it selects them in reverse.
I assume you have already deleted the original files. So you can't go back to the camera name.
The easiest way to deal with the issue is probably to put the images in Date Shot order, then select all and use the Convert command in View NX2. Under the Convert command you have the option to rename the files in almost the same manner as your original naming in Transfer.
As JRP suggests, I use a folder structure for my images. Each folder has a name similar to the underlying images. My images are named with the location, date, and a non-repeating sequential number. Since Transfer permits a 6-7 digit number, you don't ahve to worry about file names repeating the way you would if you maintain the camera default.
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#4. "RE: Nikon transfer naming images" | In response to Reply # 3Thu 19-Jan-12 12:24 PM
As I said, I'm SLOWLY getting my head around all this stuff. The good thing is I have had fun taking photos these last few days and playing with CNX2. I really appreciate everyone's help. Hopefully I will be able to help others down the track.
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