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Old May 3, 2005, 9:07 PM   #1
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I use my HP 2210 printer's built-in card reader to transfer images from my 20D'sCF card to my PC. When the files are transferred, the filenames I see is IMG_xxxx.JPG.

My brother-in-law gave me a CD with some photos taken with his Canon D60. The filename convention on that one is xxx-xxxx_IMG.JPG.

How come the difference in filenaming convention? Or is it just a setting on each camera?
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Old May 3, 2005, 9:39 PM   #2
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This is just a wild guess....
but canon, awhile back, included software that copied the images from the card to your computer. That software renamed the images to include the entire number (all 7 digits) instead of just 4 (the other 3 are in the file in the EXIF data, but not in the file name.)

I had this software with the 10D, and it was probably there with the D60 as well. But eventually, Canon altered the program to stop the renaming and then altered it again so its interface was hard to use and (to me) basically useless. My guess is that maybe he is using that program to transfer the images and its renameing the files.

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