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CC Help: File name prefix

This field allows you to specify something to prefix the file names with.  The idea is that you use it when shooting a lot of people, say at a school or fair, and as each person comes up you can just type in their name, shoot a few shots, then change the name for the next person.  Then each file name will have the person’s name on it.


14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Chuck Gardner // Mar 26, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    D40 w/XP v5.2 Name changing works, appends as prefix to NEF filename from camera. Not a big problem that I can see. Keep up the good work.

  • 2 raymond // Mar 31, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Thanks Chuck.

  • 3 Deon // Apr 7, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Will the script work on a Pentax ist dl?

  • 4 Kevin Crawford // Feb 21, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    I have a Nikon D70s. I downloaded DIY 5.2
    Camera is set to PTP
    The screen eventually says it has connected to my camera and it shows up in the SELECT CAMERA (and displays it to the left)
    I set a destination folder.

    When I click shutter release My camera shoots but no sign of the picture on the scren or in the folder. Same if I shoot via the camera. And I never saw any progress bar about downloading at any time.

    I tried tether and no tether, raw and jpg, I tried Auto/M/A/S/P on the camera as well

    Help pls!

  • 5 hanedir // Feb 22, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I have a D300, same problem as K. Crawford.
    No respons what so even after shooting a pic, my screen show’s NOTHING!!
    what did i wrong??, sofare i love the layout and it looks like a good alternative for the Nikon software.
    PLS help[been thru all the ‘helpfunctions’.]

  • 6 hanedir // Feb 22, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    stupid, just saw the answer in the comments; and it works, lost a few hr do by triing the wrong things!!
    For all; check y’r setting, and activate the right things![start tether!!!!]
    good luck![ love the remote ‘shutter release’.]
    many thx!!

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  • 8 James // Sep 13, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Can I change the location my picts. are stored.


  • 9 Steve_O // Sep 26, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    D50 with XP pro on 6 year old PC. To save folks wanting to know how to connect. Change camera from USB Mass Storage to PTP mode as in instruction video, run CC, connect camera and switch on, cancel windows file opener which pops up, select camera on CC screen, choose a file location, select ‘start tether’, and fire away with the onscreen shutter..takes my cranky old PC about 3-4 secs to upload, display and save pic…works a charm, very impressed!

  • 10 Alain Marin-Pache // Oct 23, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    D80 and Acer Win7 tablet and Camera Control 5.1 What an excelent piece of software. put a donate button on here i would happily pay you deserve it

  • 11 Chris Mowrer // Jul 20, 2012 at 2:27 am

    Unable to create shortcut on desktop

  • 12 Mohsin Iftikhar // Sep 14, 2012 at 5:36 am

    i wanted to know if the software could be edited just a tad. i want it so that after the file name prefix is entered it can automaticly take the picture. basicaly i want to enter teh file number such as 12345 and then press enter. when i press enter it automaticly takes the image.
    please email me back if this can be done i would really appreciate it for i cant find any software that can do this.
    Thanks once again!

    Mohsin I

  • 13 pricop Iulian // Oct 29, 2012 at 11:54 am

    canon 5 d mark ll no work…..

  • 14 Barry // Oct 22, 2016 at 4:42 am

    How do I go about using the live view on the camera. when I hook up cable and start program and hit live view, it doesn’t do anything, on the camera or on the laptop.

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