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YYYY-MM-DD-xxxx.jpg insted of DSC_xxxx.jpg

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YYYY-MM-DD-xxxx.jpg insted of DSC_xxxx.jpg

Hi all,


this is driving me nuts, I have had latley problems with the phone (5.0.2 I hate that verson, give me back 4.4.2) so when I reset it, the pictures I have take are saved again from DSC_0001.jpg, so no way of me knowing where the one I want is located once I moved them to my PC's HDD, plus I have to rename them.


I find that having the file names in date order makes it much more easier to store/search them.


Is there after some many posts over here a solution (in sucha a advanced phone / OS) so taht the phone stores pictures taken in "date" format YYYY-MM-DD-xxxx.jpg

YYYY - year

MM - month

DD - day

xxxx- sequence number

like I'm used from my old Nokia N8 (Default image name - Date or Text) 

or the Samsung S4 ( YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS + Contextual filename - On)?

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Message 2 of 6

Re: YYYY-MM-DD-xxxx.jpg insted of DSC_xxxx.jpg

As far as I know it's not possible to change the way the built in camera names the files. It  might be possible if you're using some 3rd party app for the camera but I'm not sure.

I will however forward your feedback internally.

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Re: YYYY-MM-DD-xxxx.jpg insted of DSC_xxxx.jpg

That info is stored as META data and if you open the images on your phone would appear depending on view style in date order or if on your Pc then select to view by date modified

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.   Richard P. Feynman

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Re: YYYY-MM-DD-xxxx.jpg insted of DSC_xxxx.jpg

Hi Thommo,


thank you for your reply I appretiate that you have taken time to read and reply to my post.


I like things simple, henc the reason that I mention compettitors like the Nokia (not really now, but it used to be) / Samsung.

They have naild it! Spot on, no messing around!


My TV does not allow me to view the pictures by META data, anyway what do you exactly mean the metadata (which one)?


admin@SVP112A1CM:/media/admin/441C-47A3/DCIM/Camera$ exiftool DSC_0654.JPG
ExifTool Version Number         : 9.74
File Name                       : DSC_0654.JPG
Directory                       : .
File Size                       : 10 MB
File Modification Date/Time     : 2015:02:12 21:54:15+00:00
File Access Date/Time           : 2015:07:06 11:38:54+01:00
File Inode Change Date/Time     : 2015:02:12 21:54:15+00:00
File Permissions                : rwx------
File Type                       : JPEG
MIME Type                       : image/jpeg
Exif Byte Order                 : Little-endian (Intel, II)
Make                            : Sony
Camera Model Name               : D6633
Orientation                     : Horizontal (normal)
X Resolution                    : 72
Y Resolution                    : 72
Resolution Unit                 : inches
Software                        : 23.0.F.1.74_6_f100000d
Modify Date                     : 2015:02:12 21:54:12
Y Cb Cr Positioning             : Centered
Exposure Time                   : 1/50
F Number                        : 2.0
ISO                             : 80
Exif Version                    : 0220
Date/Time Original              : 2015:02:12 21:54:12
Create Date                     : 2015:02:12 21:54:12
Components Configuration        : Y, Cb, Cr, -
Shutter Speed Value             : 1/50
Exposure Compensation           : 0
Metering Mode                   : Multi-segment
Light Source                    : Unknown
Flash                           : Auto, Did not fire
Focal Length                    : 4.6 mm
Soft Skin Effect                : Off
Face Info Offset                : 94
Sony Date Time                  : 2015:02:12 21:54:12
Sony Image Height               : 3936
Sony Image Width                : 5248
Faces Detected                  : 0
Face Info Length                : 26
Meta Version                    :
Flashpix Version                : 0100
Color Space                     : sRGB
Exif Image Width                : 5248
Exif Image Height               : 3936
Interoperability Index          : R98 - DCF basic file (sRGB)
Interoperability Version        : 0100
Custom Rendered                 : Normal
Exposure Mode                   : Auto
White Balance                   : Auto
Digital Zoom Ratio              : 1
Scene Capture Type              : Standard
Subject Distance Range          : Unknown
Compression                     : JPEG (old-style)
Thumbnail Offset                : 12248
Thumbnail Length                : 11082
Image Width                     : 5248
Image Height                    : 3936
Encoding Process                : Baseline DCT, Huffman coding
Bits Per Sample                 : 8
Color Components                : 3
Y Cb Cr Sub Sampling            : YCbCr4:2:0 (2 2)
Aperture                        : 2.0
Image Size                      : 5248x3936
Shutter Speed                   : 1/50
Thumbnail Image                 : (Binary data 11082 bytes, use -b option to extract)
Focal Length                    : 4.6 mm
Light Value                     : 8.0



Sorry can upload the picture "This file is too large. The maximum file size is 5,120K; this file is 10,386K." so here it is.

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Message 5 of 6

Re: YYYY-MM-DD-xxxx.jpg insted of DSC_xxxx.jpg

Hi Samuel,


Thank you for you time reading and replying to my post.


-1 for Sony Experia +1 for Samsung from me. Slightly frowning Face


You have been around for a while by the ammount of post you have, so if you could, that be great (thank you), in your personal opinion:


- You may know, how highly likly it is that it will change?


- Would anyone from the 0.01% of people who can change it even look at it or would it be question of cost and therefore Sony trying to save every yen will not even consider it?


- Have past requests from users been listend to? If so do you have an example/s?


Many thanx.


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Message 6 of 6
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Re: YYYY-MM-DD-xxxx.jpg insted of DSC_xxxx.jpg

the META data shows you 2015:02:12 21:54 which is the date and time that particular photo was taken


2nd of December at 21:54 or 9:54pm

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.   Richard P. Feynman