Organizing, renumbering, and/or syncing files from 2 cameras

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  1. Calypso b

    Calypso b TPF Noob!

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    There must be an easier way than re-numbering all my photos so that they go in order of the day...

    How can I easily ensure, that when I present the files to my client from a wedding day, that the files go in order - even if I have used two cameras? This seems like it should be an easy fix but I find my self ever time going through all the photos and renumbering them so that they go in order - so onerous!


     
  2. 480sparky

    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    I just sort the files by date in the File Manager, then renumber them.

    One needs to make sure the date/time on both cameras are synched.
     
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    ***MAKE SURE both camera's clocks are sync'd just before shooting!
     
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    DB_Cro No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Total Commander and I'm sure a lot of other file managing software will rename all files in
    a folder with literally 2-3 cliks, just gotta arrange them by time and make sure the camera
    clocks are synced.

    If that's too much work o_O then..
     
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    I've never had a problems using two cameras with Lightroom. As mentioned, as long as the clocks are sync'd up you'll have no problems.
     
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    Dave442 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    1) have camera times in sync
    2) I set each camera to use a different prefix to the file number.
    3) I always import to LR with yyyymmdd before the camera file name and you can add hhmms to that so you would not have to rename files later.
     

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