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Offline le.tof

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problem with {actuations} variable
« on: December 26, 2017, 01:26:54 am »
Hello,

When importing my photograph, I rename the file. I would like to put the number of clicks generated by my device (5D mark III), like these {day0} {month0} {year4} _5D_MARKIII_ {actuations}. But {actuations}, do not return the number, why; sequence is disabled. Config: Mac OS X 10.11.6.

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Re: problem with {actuations} variable
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2017, 10:02:21 am »
Is this a file directly from the camera? It is likely that either Canon does not store the actuations in a readable form and/or that PM is not (yet) able to decipher it. Can you provide a sample file?
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Re: problem with {actuations} variable
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2017, 10:48:29 am »
When importing my photograph, I rename the file. I would like to put the number of clicks generated by my device (5D mark III), like these {day0} {month0} {year4} _5D_MARKIII_ {actuations}. But {actuations}, do not return the number, why; sequence is disabled. Config: Mac OS X 10.11.6.

Canon made the shutter count inaccessible several years ago.  PM cannot decrypt it.

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Re: problem with {actuations} variable
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2017, 07:38:35 am »
Thank you for your answers. In fact, I'm not trying to have the total number of triggers, but only the 4 numbers that are at the end of the file, for example _X9A6331.CR2 which function to use for that.

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Re: problem with {actuations} variable
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2017, 08:55:31 am »
{frame4}   Frame number of photo, last 4 digits

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Re: problem with {actuations} variable (RESOLVED)
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2017, 01:02:34 am »
Thank you, it's obvious now. My English is not good, it is hard for me to master all the suptility of the software. Thank you again, and Happy New Year.