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NaturaLight

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file name scramble
« on: April 13, 2012, 03:38:56 PM »
Tools menu>file name>User setting 2.

Put in any three letters you want. Canon will subsequently name your files with the three letters IT chooses, and in whatever order IT feels like.

MCB + Image size became _CBL0136 (image size missing), then _CBMxxxx

I then transposed the letters to try to get the sequence I wanted, but

BCM + Image size became _CMMxxxx

I admit to being mildly dyslexic, but...

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file name scramble
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Re: file name scramble
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2012, 08:31:41 PM »
The first letter of the file name is changed to an underscore if you set the color space to Adobe RGB instead of sRGB (manual page 158 - no idea why).  I just realized this when reading through the manual a few days ago, and suddenly understood why my previous camera, the 50D, had suddenly started naming files with a leading underscore at  one point.

User setting 2 sets the first 3 letters of the filename, and the 4th letter is set to reflect the image size (manual page 153).

So what you're seeing is the last two letters you've chosen, since the first one is replaced by an underscore, and then a "L" or "M" depending on your image size setting.
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Re: file name scramble
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 12:30:50 PM »
Thanks.

WHY is a puzzle to me too.

Whatever, that should be documented in the Filename section.

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Re: file name scramble
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2012, 04:40:45 PM »
In your manual see page 158, and 366

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Re: file name scramble
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2012, 04:40:45 PM »