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File Naming on OMD

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by d2mini, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. d2mini

    d2mini Mu-43 Regular

    45
    Oct 21, 2012
    Fulshear, TX
    dennis
    Hi, I'm not used to oly file naming. My nikons always start with 0001 and continue from there. My OMD which i just got last week started like that with "A220001". Then I got a second memory card and noticed it started over with "A230001". Why is that?
     
  2. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    I believe mine starts with a P, and then the next letter represents the month, which runs from 1-9, A-C (representing January to December), the next 2 letters are the date from 01-31. The last four letters are just the photo number, so if the photo says PA220001, it means it's the first photo taken on Oct 22.
     
  3. arentol

    arentol Mu-43 Veteran

    269
    Jun 29, 2012
    Somewhat off topic...

    Personally I have changed mine to have my initials as the first three letters, then the number 0. The camera then numbers the last 4 itself from 0001 to 9999. Once I have taken about 9500 photos I will change the 0 to 1, and 9500 photos later, the 1 to 2, etc. So I should be able to take about 95,000 photos using this method... And then I will switch to letters (A-Z) and get another 250,000.
     
  4. d2mini

    d2mini Mu-43 Regular

    45
    Oct 21, 2012
    Fulshear, TX
    dennis
    Oh, so it's going by date???
    Can that be changed to just continue numbering without starting over every day?

    FWIW, the P means you are shooting in sRGB. No P is Adobe RGB.
     
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  5. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    I believe you can change it, as someone else has suggested, but I haven't tried it myself.

    Thanks for explaining what the P means! Learn something new everyday! :thumbup:
     
  6. gsciorio

    gsciorio Mu-43 Top Veteran

    636
    Dec 29, 2011
    Miami, FL
    Custom Menu H to rename.
     
  7. (G)

    (G) Mu-43 Regular

    68
    Jul 5, 2012
    Minneapolis
    WOW... who knew? I just switched my camera to Adobe RGB and looked at some photos named _A220001 and couldn't figure out why the "blank." I never made the connection.
     
  8. Mikefellh

    Mikefellh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    939
    Jun 7, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    No, change filename from reset to auto...the days will still change, but the numbering will continue to incement until 9999...then a new folder will be created and startiong back at 0001.

    And before someone asks, since there's only 1 character for the month it's hexadecimal, A=10, B=11, C=12.
     
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  9. d2mini

    d2mini Mu-43 Regular

    45
    Oct 21, 2012
    Fulshear, TX
    dennis
    THAT'S what i was looking for! Thanks!:2thumbs:
     
  10. Mikefellh

    Mikefellh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    939
    Jun 7, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    For reference it's page 91 of the manual, top of the page.