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Old Mar 15, 2010, 8:43 AM   #1
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Hi all,
is it possible to have the camera write the date as part of the file name when shooting?

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Old Mar 15, 2010, 8:50 AM   #2
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Nope.

You can find programs designed to do that for you when transferring images (or to rename them for you after transferring them, using information in the image EXIF). But, the camera can't do it.

As a general rule, digital cameras tend to use a simple naming convention that conforms to an 8 character file name plus a 3 character extension for better compatibility with more file systems, versus using a naming convention requiring "long file names".
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 9:06 AM   #3
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P.S.

Here's a commercial product that can help with transferring and renaming of images as desired:

http://www.breezesys.com/Downloader/index.htm

You can see some of it's features here:

http://www.breezesys.com/Downloader/features.htm

There are also some free programs around designed to perform similar functions. But, I can't remember the names of any of them off the top of my head. Perhaps some of our other forum members will chime in with suggestions.
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Thanks for that!

I had a few but will try some more. I'll see what my iMAC can do too...
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I don't know if they have a Mac version. But, from what I can see from a quick google search, you should be able to find a program that uses the EXIF data to help rename photos if desired.

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source=...os+by+date+mac
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I don't know if they have a Mac version. But, from what I can see from a quick google search, you should be able to find a program that uses the EXIF data to help rename photos if desired.

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&source=...os+by+date+mac

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