Camera roll limit- icloud photo library

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by crashoverride77, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. crashoverride77 macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2014
    Now with icloud photo library it is a lot more likely for people to eventually reach the 9999 picture limit (jpgs are labelled IMG_0001 etc).
    What happens if I reach the 9999 picture limit in my camera roll and the counter starts at 0001 again. Will the original 0001 be replaced or would there be 2 pictures in my camera roll called IMG_0001.
    Thanks for any replies.
  2. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

    Oct 11, 2011
    How do you know there is a limit? There is no 'Camera Roll' in iOS 8
  3. crashoverride77 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2014
    By limit I mean that every picture taken is labeled IMG_0001.JPG, IMG_0002.JPG etc. If you take 9999 the counter will start at 0001 again. Same happens when you buy a new phone.
    Just wondering what happens in this case, will original be deleted (which I doubt) or will it be renamed. Especially now with icloud photo library this scenario is more likely.
  4. BrettDS macrumors 65816

    Nov 14, 2012
    That's a good question. My wife has more than 10,000 photos in her IPL, so clearly it does something to allow it to work, but I haven't tried to look at the file names to see what it does.
  5. FreeState macrumors 68000


    Jun 24, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    I may be mistaken, but I was lead to believe that the name of the file on the iPhone is actually something else, which is stored in xml file(s), and the IMG_XXXX is signed to it when it is used outside of the camera environment (when its synced, texted, etc).
  6. crashoverride77 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2014
    I actually don't know about this, but as you said if you sync than it is labelled 0001 etc.
  7. crashoverride77 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 27, 2014
    Your wife is on the beta? :)
    You basically confirmed that more that 10000 can be stored. It probably works similar to old photo stream. If you have and ipad and iPhone and take pictures there will be duplicate numbers (if both start at 0001) but photo stream handles them fine as well. It probably doesn't even use the filename like on a computer but the different metadata of the jpg.
    Thanks for the info.
  8. PowerBook-G5 macrumors 65816


    Jul 30, 2013
    The United States of America
    Almost sounds like the Y2K problem. I would think that it would just add an extra zero to everything less than 10,000, but I have no idea of how the file system and naming convention works.

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