How to define the starting file name for photos on iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by kuck, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. kuck macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2009

    I have recently upgraded from iphone4 to iphone 4s and with that, the camera app has started to name the images again starting with IMG_0001.JPG which means that when copying over to my picture folder on the computer, it asks me whether I want to overwrite existing pictures.

    Is there anyway I can define which should be the file name that it begins with?

    Thank you.

  2. TheAppleSource macrumors regular


    Mar 9, 2012
    United Kingdom
    As far as I'm aware it's not possible, unfortunately. It may be if you're jailbroken, but that's not really a solution for many people.

    It means you're stuck with batch renaming the files already on your PC as probably the best option.
  3. GalvaJ macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2011
    That's a feature that I wish Apple would add into iOS at some point. I've always wanted to rename my photo's right on my phone. You might be better off just making two folders on your computer labeled "iPhone 4" and "iPhone 4S". It'll let you continue transferring photo's without the hassle of file name problems and you can also keep the photo's from the two phones separate. That's how I would do it at least.
  4. jandcpaxon macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2013
    your post re: changing file names on the iPhone

    So I have been struggling with the same issue since December when I bought my iPhone.Today, I figured out that if I import the photos using Lightroom, I can customize the file names. This is saving me a lot of time!

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