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Really basic file rename question (Sorry)
« on: August 01, 2006, 12:59:45 PM »
I've now reached IMG_9999.CR2 and the count has reset to IMG_0001.CR2

When I'm ingesting how to I automatically prefix the numerical part of the file name with a 1?

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Mike

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Re: Really basic file rename question (Sorry)
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2006, 01:14:42 PM »
Mike,

I've now reached IMG_9999.CR2 and the count has reset to IMG_0001.CR2

When I'm ingesting how to I automatically prefix the numerical part of the file name with a 1?

Generally you rename with the {seqn} (Sequence) variable.

What is an example of the final filename that you're shooting for?  That will help me answer your question.

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Re: Really basic file rename question (Sorry)
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2006, 12:02:34 PM »
I've now reached IMG_9999.CR2 and the count has reset to IMG_0001.CR2

When I'm ingesting how to I automatically prefix the numerical part of the file name with a 1?

Hi Kirk

I'd like to keep numbering in sequence so ideally after IMG_9999.CR2 I'd like IMG_10000.CR2, IMG_100001.CR2 etc

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Mike

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Re: Really basic file rename question (Sorry)
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2006, 07:30:16 PM »
Mike,

I've now reached IMG_9999.CR2 and the count has reset to IMG_0001.CR2

When I'm ingesting how to I automatically prefix the numerical part of the file name with a 1?
I'd like to keep numbering in sequence so ideally after IMG_9999.CR2 I'd like IMG_10000.CR2, IMG_100001.CR2 etc

Then you can set the sequence variable to 10000 to start.  Select your 0001+ images and rename them like this:

IMG_{seqn}

That's it.

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Re: Really basic file rename question (Sorry)
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2006, 08:41:49 AM »
Thanks Kirk, now sorted.

I see there's a manual available now, I'll read that.

BTW - How do you know when your one year's worth of updates are up? I'm trying to figure out if I can still install the latest version

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Re: Really basic file rename question (Sorry)
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2006, 09:02:02 AM »
Mike,

Thanks Kirk, now sorted.

I see there's a manual available now, I'll read that.

BTW - How do you know when your one year's worth of updates are up? I'm trying to figure out if I can still install the latest version

You can use the "Check for Updates" command.  It will tell you what you can get as your latest version.  It is on the Help menu on Windows, and on the Photo Mechanic menu on Mac OS X.

HTH,

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