If you use continuous file numbering on your camera, where the file numbering is NOT reset every time you clear your memory card, it can be annoying when the file numbering is reset for some unknown reason. Some cameras don't provide an option to manually set the counter again.
The solution is to place an image on a memory card (it doesn't matter which) and rename it to the number minus one that you wish the camera to start at again. Depending on your camera, if it creates subfolders on the memory card, you may have to appropriately rename the folders to "fool" the camera into thinking it just took a picture with that file number, forcing it to use the next one.
For this reason, it's a good idea to make sure you keep your memory cards clean if you have more than one, and not switch back and forth because you could confuse the camera and create files with duplicate names.
by MacGyver edited by tmpchaos
last modified: 2003-04-24 17:12:31