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10,000 Revisited

On how the unique names given to pictures by digital cameras may not always be so unique.

I while back I posted on hitting the 10,000th image taken with our digital camera. Some time ago Tim Bray pointed out that his camera thoughtfully gave each picture a guaranteed unique name. So I thought the transition over the limit of 9999 would be smooth, but no. The camera decided to go over the milestone several times completely screwing up the internal counter. Now every time we download images from the camera we have to rename them so that they have a unique name. I hope Tim has better luck with his cameras. And that our next camera will anticipate the 10,000 shot boundary.

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