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Suppose I have 2 files in a directory with the creation date 5th of July and 3 files with the creation date 7th of July. I want the following new names:

05_07_13_001.jpg

05_07_13_002.jpg

07_07_13_001.jpg

07_07_13_002.jpg

07_07_13_003.jpg

When I try to import with the format "%dd_%mm_%yy_%inum" hoping that I get expected result, I get the following names:

05_07_13_00005(1).jpg

05_07_13_00005.jpg

07_07_13_0007(2).jpg

07_07_13_0007(1).jpg

07_07)13_0007.jpg

that looks a little bit strange for me. Am I doing something wrong with importing or it is a bug?

 

Further, if I try to use option to convert jpg files to dng, no conversion takes place.

 

Also, I would like to have a token "%mmm" which will produce a short name of a month such as "jan", "feb" etc. In the present version, it seems only format option "%mm" is possible.

 

Best regards, Toller

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Hi Toller,

 

1. is it possible that the photos 05_07_13_00005(1).jpg and 05_07_13_00005.jpg and the the photos 07_07_13_0007(2).jpg, 07_07_13_0007(1).jpg and 07_07)13_0007.jpg have the same Creation DateTime? Please check this. In this case Daminion extends the file name by a counter (n). This is a useful function to import files taken at the same second, e.g. for HDR photos or photos made by a fast SLR camera.

2. You can't convert JPG files to DNG. This is a function to convert RAW files (NEF, CR2...) to the Adobe DNG format.

 

Regards, Uwe

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Hi Uwe,

 

1. The files certainly have different Creation DateTime attributes. Daminion clearly puts the day of the month instead of a sequential number. The option (n) is surely very usefull but should be properly specified through the format. To do this, it should be an option to consider files with a time difference less than a specified number of seconds as being produced at the same time.

2. I convert all jpg files for the uniformity and maintanabilty of my collection into the dng format using the Camera Raw. It would be nice if I could do this (and also proper renaming) inside Daminion to avoid an extra step.

 

Best regards, Toller

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Suppose I have 2 files in a directory with the creation date 5th of July and 3 files with the creation date 7th of July. I want the following new names:

05_07_13_001.jpg

05_07_13_002.jpg

07_07_13_001.jpg

07_07_13_002.jpg

07_07_13_003.jpg

When I try to import with the format "%dd_%mm_%yy_%inum" hoping that I get expected result, I get the following names:

05_07_13_00005(1).jpg

05_07_13_00005.jpg

07_07_13_0007(2).jpg

07_07_13_0007(1).jpg

07_07)13_0007.jpg

that looks a little bit strange for me. Am I doing something wrong with importing or it is a bug?

 

Sorry for the delay with answer. %inum token gets a number from the file name, for example a file with name IMG_1875.PNG will has 1875 as the inum token value. You need to use the counter token %###. Or remove the %inum from your renaming template, and your files will be named as:

05_07_13.jpg

05_07_13(2).jpg

07_07_13.jpg

07_07_13(2).jpg

07_07)13(3).jpg

 

Also, I would like to have a token "%mmm" which will produce a short name of a month such as "jan", "feb" etc. In the present version, it seems only format option "%mm" is possible.

 

Use the %b token to add short month abbreviation into your naming templates.

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Hi Murat,

 

Thank you for the explanation how the counter token works. I tried to use the counter token but still not completely satisfied. First, the counter token increments numbers for all files in a directory starting with a newest file while I want to reset the counter for every day. For example, now I get 05_08_13.005.dng, 05_08_1.004.dng, 05_08_13.003.dng, 07_08_13_002.dng, 07_08_13_001.dng, while I want to have 05_08_13.001.dng, 05_08_1.002.dng, 05_08_13.003.dng, 07_08_13_001.dng, 07_08_13_002.dng. Second, I would like to change the order of incrementing, i.e. start from an oldest file and increment by 1 for every new file. It would be nice also to have the option of setting a starting number for incrementing in the import window. Now this option is hidden in the preferences that is not convenient.

 

Best regards, Toller

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It would be nice also to have the option of setting a starting number for incrementing in the import window. Now this option is hidden in the preferences that is not convenient.

 

It less important to see this option in the Import window if the counter start value will be reset for each new day, isn't it?

 

Anyway your file naming scheme is simple and clear, I like it. I've added your request for improving Counter tag to our feature list.

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It less important to see this option in the Import window if the counter start value will be reset for each new day, isn't it?

 

Of course, it is not needed for my renaming scheme but it could be used by someone else who wants for some reasons to set an initial number for incrementing.

T.

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