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Registered: ‎09-05-2017

File names using EOS utility

I have just bought an EOS 7D mark ii, shooting in RAW format, using the EOS utility to transfer files via WiFi to my computer.  I have set the file name for the EOS utility to use to be yyyy_mm_###.CR2 so it downloads the files shot this month and names them 2017_09_###.CR2 with ### incrementing automatically from 001 up to 999.

 

There is one big problem - the files are numbered in reverse each day so the most recent is numbered 001 and the oldest gets the last number.  This is useless - I want the photos each month numbered in the order they were taken so the first photo each month is 001 and any I take tomorrow get added on after the last number for today.  How can I get it to do that ?

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Registered: ‎09-05-2017

Re: File names using EOS utility

I solved this after finding out that the images are numbered correctly if I set it to auto download pictures that have not been downloaded before.  That led me to change the viewing order (you have a choice of ascending or decending) and I found that the download order when selecting images manually was linked to the viewing order.

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Re: File names using EOS utility

No matter how you slice it when you're importing the pictures, it's dead easy in DPP to sort and renumber them as desired. For example, I have my cameras (5D3, 7D, 7D) and my wife's camera (7D2) set to assign different names to their image files. When I import the files. I have the option of separating them by camera of origin. Then when I want to combine them together in chronological order, I sort by shooting date/time and renumber. Of course all the cameras have to have their times synchronized with a computer before the shoot, which is easy enough to do with EOS Utility.

Bob
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