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Nikon D600 For Dummies by Julie Adair King

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Choosing Your Own File and Folder Names

By default, your camera initially stores all your images in one folder, which it names 100ND600. Folders have a storage limit of 999 images; when you exceed that number, the camera creates a new folder, assigning a name that indicates the folder number — 101ND600, 102ND600, and so on.

If you choose, you can create your own folder-numbering scheme. For example, perhaps you sometimes use your camera for business and sometimes for personal use. To keep your images separate, you can set up one folder numbered 200ND600 for work images and use the regular 100ND600 folder for personal photos.

What's more, you can customize the first three letters of your picture filenames. Normally, filenames begin either with the characters DSC_, for photos captured in the sRGB color space, or _DSC, for images that use the Adobe RGB color space. (Chapter 8 explains color spaces.) So, for example, you could set the camera to replace DSC with TIM if you're taking pictures of your brother Tim's family and then change the characters to SUE when you move to cousin Sue's house. The next two sections explain how to make these customizations.

Creating a custom storage folder

To create a new storage folder, follow these steps:

  1. Display the Shooting menu and highlight Storage Folder, as shown on the left in Figure 10-11.

    The number you see for the menu option reflects the first three numbers of the folder name. On the menu, you see only those three numbers; during playback, ...

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