Still Picture Manipulation

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simo
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Hi,

I have just finished a program I have been working on, and thought someone else might find it useful. I am not much of a programmer, so if it does not work let me know, and I'll see what I can do.

It's all to do with renaming and moving files on a HDD, as with memory cards & cameras you often get lots of files with the same name.

Let me know what you think its at www.simeon.dircon.co.uk/stillsprog.html

Thanks

Simo.

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simo
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How do people cope with the defualt name given to digital images by the camera? How do you store them in one directory? or do you create a seperate directory each time you take some stills?

Only asking as nobody seems the slightest bit interested in the program I wrote. (not that bother, just wondered how you all do it?) Perhaps there is a commercial program that does this, but I could not find one.

Simo?

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johnpr98
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Simo

I saw your post but haven't tried your prog yet.

My Kodak (Work) digi camera always gives a unique consecutive filename to each picture anyway.

However I always create a new folder (i.e. 021001)for each days pictures, if it's important stuff I may give a text clue as well in the folder name, Also I rename the important photos as well.

This is how I do it

Cheers

John Price
http://www.johnpr98.com

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buckers
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I use ACDSee to move images from my camera via USB, and I tend to put them under a new directory each time, like "Easter2001". If there is an image with the same name, ACDSee shows you both and asks to replace/delete/rename.

The camera also has the ability to order the images consecutively, but I don't need it.

The camera came with some Adobe software and Exif viewer but I've never used them.

Adam

simo
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I am in the middle of swapping my reader from a serial to a USB version, (I've sent mine, now waiting for WHOWE to send his) but I might try and checkout the ACDSee program

Thank guys.

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Alan Roberts at work
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I use the Olympus software that came with my C3030. The file names start with the date and end with a 3digit number, then .jpg or .tif. The numbers are still incrementing from the first shot I took 16 months ago, so I don't get duplicates. Not only that, but the camera lets me reset the counting process if I want to. So, the pictures come out dated and sequential. I drop each batch into a new folder, named for the event, then go through and rename shots with meaningful (and often very long) file names before archiving them. At present all this works well, so I've no need of software to manipulate file names, but maybe I'll take a peek at it this weekend if I can get other tasks (like lawn mowing) to move aside.

simo
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Alan,

I agree, if my TRV10 did the same as that, I would also not require the software. Much better than mine, I also don't use my stills that much, so I often have multiple events on a single card, and don't always download them instantly, thus making it very difficult to stick them all in clear folders.

I suppose if I was not so lazy I would not need the software.

The thing that is great about this board is that it is used by experts who have top notch equipment and beginners like me, who have simply all that could be afforded.

Thanks for everyones comments! - If I can think of any other useless software to write I'll let you know. Any suggestions?

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Alan Roberts at work
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Don't get dispirited, everyone's a beginner at everything first time around. Experts are just beginners who know how to do it more than most others. I still learn lots from this board.

The software I'd like to see, and would be happy to pay a bit for, is a way to take a QT video file (.mov) and to extract from it a sequence between known timecodes, and save it as a new file, without having to decompress and recompress it. So, having captured a big clip, I could extract from it just the few seconds that I want, without degrading or having to recapture it, and throw away the big clip to keep the disc tidy. I've a suspicion that CatDV can do it, but haven't yet found the way.