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Nikon D7200 In-camera trimming (minor editing), and file numbering question ?
Jan 13, 2022 10:47:06   #
James L.
 
I have the Nikon D7200. I am very much a novice, but I do love this camera. However, there is one aspect of the camera that I wish I could solve. I do a lot of in-camera editing, including trimming, cropping, etc. When I "save" an edited image, the camera assigns the jpeg the next available file number. I understand that this is the default setting, and I understand the reasons why, etc.

But, here is my problem. Let's say that I go to a sports event, and take 200 pictures. Hypothetically, also assume that I have just reformatted my memory card, so that the first picture is 001. I decide that the first image that I want to edit is # 007. When I do the edit and save it, the edited version is assigned picture # 201, the next available file number per the default setting.

Next, I wish to edit image # 012. BUT TO DO THIS, I HAVE TO SCROLL BACKWARDS FROM IMAGE #201 TO IMAGE # 007, IN ORDER TO EDIT IT !!! So, for example, if I want to edit a total of 30 pictures out of the 200 images taken, this is a LOT of scrolling back (30 times) , and makes editing take ten times longer than it should !


Is there a way around this ? Some editing menu item that I have overlooked ?

thanks for any suggestions !

James

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Jan 13, 2022 11:07:21   #
Quixdraw Loc: American Free States - Montana
 
Have a D7200, an excellent camera indeed. Except for rare use of special effects in the Retouch Menu, I have never edited in camera. It is far easier to do on the computer, and easier to handle file names as well. There are many free or inexpensive filing and processing tools available.

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Jan 13, 2022 11:10:47   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
The easy and more effective and so much more efficient editing process is to work on your images on your computer. Editing in-camera is limited and very battery intensive.

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Jan 13, 2022 11:35:49   #
larryepage
 
James L. wrote:
I have the Nikon D7200. I am very much a novice, but I do love this camera. However, there is one aspect of the camera that I wish I could solve. I do a lot of in-camera editing, including trimming, cropping, etc. When I "save" an edited image, the camera assigns the jpeg the next available file number. I understand that this is the default setting, and I understand the reasons why, etc.

But, here is my problem. Let's say that I go to a sports event, and take 200 pictures. Hypothetically, also assume that I have just reformatted my memory card, so that the first picture is 001. I decide that the first image that I want to edit is # 007. When I do the edit and save it, the edited version is assigned picture # 201, the next available file number per the default setting.

Next, I wish to edit image # 012. BUT TO DO THIS, I HAVE TO SCROLL BACKWARDS FROM IMAGE #201 TO IMAGE # 007, IN ORDER TO EDIT IT !!! So, for example, if I want to edit a total of 30 pictures out of the 200 images taken, this is a LOT of scrolling back (30 times) , and makes editing take ten times longer than it should !


Is there a way around this ? Some editing menu item that I have overlooked ?

thanks for any suggestions !

James
I have the Nikon D7200. I am very much a novice, ... (show quote)


In the case you describe, if you are capturing only one format for your images, simply scroll forward instead of backward. You should move from #201 to image #001, from which it's only a short trip to #012. Of course this won't work if you are saving both raw and JPEG files.

I agree with others who suggest editing on the computer instead of in your camera. I have used the in-camera editing functions, but only very occasionally and only for a couple or three images when there was a time crunch.

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Jan 13, 2022 12:44:58   #
FreddB Loc: PA - Delaware County
 
larryepage wrote:
In the case you describe, if you are capturing only one format for your images, simply scroll forward instead of backward. You should move from #201 to image #001, from which it's only a short trip to #012. Of course this won't work if you are saving both raw and JPEG files.


Scrolling forward will work if you create a new folder when you begin your shoot. OR, you could create the new folder when you start processing the raws.

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Jan 13, 2022 12:49:35   #
FreddB Loc: PA - Delaware County
 
To all who have advised processing on the computer - that option is still available. I, and I assume the OP, do the in-camera processing for a quick jpeg to download via snapbridge to post or email.

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Jan 13, 2022 15:07:52   #
Orphoto Loc: Oregon
 
Try scrolling using the front subcommand wheel. On some models it moves 10 images per click.

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Jan 14, 2022 10:52:48   #
frankraney Loc: Clovis, Ca. For the last 50 years.
 
James L. wrote:
I have the Nikon D7200. I am very much a novice, but I do love this camera. However, there is one aspect of the camera that I wish I could solve. I do a lot of in-camera editing, including trimming, cropping, etc. When I "save" an edited image, the camera assigns the jpeg the next available file number. I understand that this is the default setting, and I understand the reasons why, etc.

But, here is my problem. Let's say that I go to a sports event, and take 200 pictures. Hypothetically, also assume that I have just reformatted my memory card, so that the first picture is 001. I decide that the first image that I want to edit is # 007. When I do the edit and save it, the edited version is assigned picture # 201, the next available file number per the default setting.

Next, I wish to edit image # 012. BUT TO DO THIS, I HAVE TO SCROLL BACKWARDS FROM IMAGE #201 TO IMAGE # 007, IN ORDER TO EDIT IT !!! So, for example, if I want to edit a total of 30 pictures out of the 200 images taken, this is a LOT of scrolling back (30 times) , and makes editing take ten times longer than it should !


Is there a way around this ? Some editing menu item that I have overlooked ?

thanks for any suggestions !

James
I have the Nikon D7200. I am very much a novice, ... (show quote)


The answer is no. What your are doing is very time consuming. The camera assigns numbers in a way to not duplicate the numbers. When you reach 999, the camera will start another directory...


Now, the easiest and fastest way to do what your want is to shoot raw them edit on your computer. It will take 1/10th the time or less. You can shoot jpeg, but do not have the full editing capabilities as a toy do with raw.

I shoot with a 7200 (one of serveral cameras) and would never do what you are doing. It waste too much shooting time.

There are plenty of free editors to do the minor editing you are doing, and paid as well that will do a lot more. Do not be afraid to do this on your computer. It is easier than in camera. And lots of help here.

I sincerely hope you will change the way you edit. You can not shoot a sports event and edit on the door. You have to do it at home, which takes hours? And it can be done so much quicker and easier on your computer.

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Jan 14, 2022 11:18:23   #
frankraney Loc: Clovis, Ca. For the last 50 years.
 
FreddB wrote:
To all who have advised processing on the computer - that option is still available. I, and I assume the OP, do the in-camera processing for a quick jpeg to download via snapbridge to post or email.


I don't believe the 7200 works with snapbridge. 7500, yes.

WMU will work for taking and viewing photos. It will also share a small jpeg as a proof.

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Jan 14, 2022 14:07:06   #
Machinedoc Loc: Yorktown Heights, NY
 
Actually, when the image count reached 9999 (4 digits) that's when the counter resets to 1. The counter does not reset when you format the SD card(s). You are much better off shooting in RAW and editing on a device other than your camera.

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Jan 14, 2022 14:59:26   #
frankraney Loc: Clovis, Ca. For the last 50 years.
 
Machinedoc wrote:
Actually, when the image count reached 9999 (4 digits) that's when the counter resets to 1. The counter does not reset when you format the SD card(s). You are much better off shooting in RAW and editing on a device other than your camera.


I assume you are responding to me. You are correct, it is 9999, not 999. I was to quick. Thank you.

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Jan 14, 2022 16:31:15   #
larryepage
 
Machinedoc wrote:
Actually, when the image count reached 9999 (4 digits) that's when the counter resets to 1. The counter does not reset when you format the SD card(s). You are much better off shooting in RAW and editing on a device other than your camera.


I don't have a D7200. But on every Nikon I have, there are some options for how the file number counter works. Check the manual and the menus for the actual available choices.

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