Auto-Generated File Names
Because Cam2Com can work with multiple cameras at the same time and take pictures with all cameras at once, making file names for all of those pictures is not an easy task.
The following methods for generating file names are supported:
This method gives the greatest flexibility in saving pictures. In the Save As dialog (or in the FTP dialog) Cam2Com suggests a file name. You can accept it or select a different file name.
Whatever file name you select, the next file name will be the same except that at the end it will have a counter. The counter increases by one for every new file. The number of digits in the counter can be configured in the Saving Pictures tab of the Options dialog. If you create a file name with a number at the end, that number is considered a counter, but it is only the last part of it and the number of digits in it is not greater than the number configured in the Options dialog.
The path to the file is always the last path to which you have saved pictures.
It is also possible to keep the file name that the camera assigns to the picture. In the Saving Pictures tab of the Options dialog, select Leave pictures in the camera and use the camera-generated file names. Cam2Com will not delete pictures from the media card in the camera (so it will eventually become full) and will simply use the file name that the camera created for each picture. This is not possible to do when deleting files from the media card because the camera would then make the same file name for all pictures.
In this case two approaches are possible:
One is no different from the above, in which you save one picture at a time. You can select different file names for every camera and Cam2Com will keep them the same, increasing counters for every camera separately.
The other is when all pictures are saved automatically with generated file names. In this case the camera ID is used to distinguish pictures from different cameras. The Camera ID can be used as file prefix or as a folder where all pictures from that camera are saved. If the camera ID used as a folder, you need to select a file prefix that will be used for all picture files. Whatever method is used, the files or folders are put into the "Root folder" specified in the File Options or FTP Options tabs of the Options dialog.
As usual, every file name will end with a counter that increases by one for every picture. To select use of the camera ID, use the Saving Pictures tab of the Options dialog.
Like with One Picture at a Time, it is also possible to leave pictures in the camera and keep the file names that the camera assigns to the pictures.
In this case all pictures are always saved automatically with generated file names. Camera ID can be used as file prefix or as a folder where all pictures from that camera are saved. Configuration of the generated file names is exactly the same as for Taking Simultaneous Pictures.
In Time Lapse Photography it is not possible to leave pictures in the camera and keep the file names that the camera assigns to the pictures.