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By s.whiplash, Member on 25th August 2014, 05:51 PM
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Is there a way to change the filename format of the pictures that the stock camera saves?

It uses a filename of MMDDYYxxx (MONTH DAY YEAR then 4 digit number)

I would prefer to have it be YYYMMDDxxx (YEAR MONTH DAY then any identifier). Preferable with the year being a 4 digit number.
 
 
12th September 2014, 08:07 AM |#2  
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I'm also interested in this. I hate the way it names pictures. It makes things difficult when you sort by filename in a directory listing.

I've changed the date format under Settings > Date & time > Select date format > to MMMM/DD/YY but it has zero effect on the way the camera names files.

So frustrating. Samsungs camera does filenames about perfectly. example: 20140827_135746

They even add down to the second on the name. LG just adds a letter if it's a picture taken within the same minute.

edit: Dang. Even looking clear back to my original Droid1 they had this correct. Filenames were "2010-01-29 21.26.14.jpg". How could LG mess this up so bad?
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15th September 2014, 06:04 PM |#3  
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I just ditched the stock camera for Google Camera. The weird date format and always asking if I want to delete the photo after swiping got on my nerves. I still have the LG camera opening by holding volume down when screen is locked though.

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d.GoogleCamera
16th September 2014, 04:51 AM |#4  
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I just ditched the stock camera for Google Camera. The weird date format and always asking if I want to delete the photo after swiping got on my nerves. I still have the LG camera opening by holding volume down when screen is locked though.

Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d.GoogleCamera

Does the google camera make use of the Laser Focus and OIS?
16th September 2014, 12:47 PM |#5  
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Does the google camera make use of the Laser Focus and OIS?

I'm not sure about the laser focus. The OIS is built into the lense and is still functional as it is built into the lens, and by the looks of me recording it works.

However, I haven't played with it enough to tell a difference in quality of picture taking
16th September 2014, 05:21 PM |#6  
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I'm not sure about the laser focus. The OIS is built into the lense and is still functional as it is built into the lens, and by the looks of me recording it works.

However, I haven't played with it enough to tell a difference in quality of picture taking

Meh. I think, if I keep the phone, I'll look for a script that converts the filenames into a more normal format before I save them to my desktop or switch phones. Not much I can do about Google+ but I hope it's smart enough not to duplicate.
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I am pretty sure it is not.

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22nd September 2014, 09:16 AM |#8  
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Just an FYI: I went into Settings > Date & Time > Select date format > and choose YYYY/MM/DD and it had no effect on the stock cameras file naming scheme.

I would love to use a 3rd party camera but I doubt it would make use of the LG's laser focus.
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I'm also interested in this. I hate the way it names pictures. It makes things difficult when you sort by filename in a directory listing.

I've changed the date format under Settings > Date & time > Select date format > to MMMM/DD/YY but it has zero effect on the way the camera names files.

So frustrating. Samsungs camera does filenames about perfectly. example: 20140827_135746

They even add down to the second on the name. LG just adds a letter if it's a picture taken within the same minute.

edit: Dang. Even looking clear back to my original Droid1 they had this correct. Filenames were "2010-01-29 21.26.14.jpg". How could LG mess this up so bad?

Man, I have the LG G4 and this is a serious issue. Now I have 2 major deal breakers for me that are probably a 1 hour fix for LG:

1) Camera file naming (terrible thing, we had a hail the other day and my wife and I took pictures with our G4s. now I am organizing the photos, the names are messed up, I have not manually rename until I get it right, and even then the date stamp on the photo is messed up so it shows up in the wrong order. Add all this to Google being cheap and not wanting the normal SMB format in the phones, when I copy using the cable the date stamp on the pictures also changes)

2) Auto Brightness. Which is beyond a serious deal.

I cant believe LG just ignores major issues like this.
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The magic happens in LGCameraApp/smali/com/lge/camera/file/FileNamer.smali
Id love to fart around with this but in two days im off to Nexus heaven. Good luck to anyone that embarks on this challenge.
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