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Old Apr 30, 2005, 5:31 PM   #1
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Hi there! I've been using a Kodak DX4330 for about a year and a half and so far I am very happy with this camera. Not long ago this little camera broke the 10,000 picture barrier and the picture counter rolled over from 9999 to 0001. I use two different memory cards with this camera and my question is about picture numbering.

Before the counter rolled over the pictures were numbered like 100_xxxx.JPG where xxxx is the four-digit sequential number that increases with each picture and never repeats itself. After the counter rolled over, the pictures are now numbered 101_xxxx.JPG. Cool... because there is no chance that the new pictures could ever replace the old ones.

I have noticed however, that only when I use the same card that was being used when the counter rolled over, the pictures are numbered 101_xxxx.JPG and when I use the other card the pictures are like in the beginning and numbered 100_xxxx.JPG. The sequential number part is kept accross cards, however, only the prefix differs. I now rename the pictures that come out as 100_xxxx.JPG to 101_xxxx.JPG to retain consistency.

How do I make the camera use the same prefix with both cards?
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Old May 7, 2005, 2:10 PM   #2
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That is a new issue to me, I suppose that there are not that many people who have their countersroll over. That might present a real problem to image sorting software if one chooses to sort by the counter number.

Perhaps calling Kodak would get an answer? The only guesses I have would be to borrow a card and see what happens or to reformat both of your cards in the camera.

Please post the answer when you find it.
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I tried an experiment. I placed back the 100_9999.JPG picture in the memory card and then put it back in the camera. Then I took one picture and it was named 101_0001.JPG. To make sure the sequence is not lost, I put the lastest picture I downloaded from the memory card from the last time I used the camera and repeated the procedure as before. The next picture was named 101_0702.JPG which was the expected result. Then I formatted the card in the camera to see if everything was fixed. After formatting I took another picture and it was named 100_0703.JPG. Rats!! :X

I don't want to format the other card in case it returns to the 100 prefix.
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