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Tony The Tiger
It seems that a camera will start numbering images on an SD card starting with the highest number image on that card. Thus a brand new camera could take pictures that it starts numbering from number 5000. Is there a way to determine the number of pictures that a camera has taken? If so how are video files taken into account?
Ankhanu
Tony The Tiger wrote:
It seems that a camera will start numbering images on an SD card starting with the highest number image on that card. Thus a brand new camera could take pictures that it starts numbering from number 5000. Is there a way to determine the number of pictures that a camera has taken? If so how are video files taken into account?

Yes... well, sometimes.
A good camera will have a shutter count; it will tell you how many times the shutter has opened, which is roughly how many pictures/videos it has taken. Video will count as a single shutter action.
Where to find that information will depend on the camera make/model, and possibly will only be available through diagnostic software.
Tony The Tiger
Ankhanu wrote:
Tony The Tiger wrote:
It seems that a camera will start numbering images on an SD card starting with the highest number image on that card. Thus a brand new camera could take pictures that it starts numbering from number 5000. Is there a way to determine the number of pictures that a camera has taken? If so how are video files taken into account?

Yes... well, sometimes.
A good camera will have a shutter count; it will tell you how many times the shutter has opened, which is roughly how many pictures/videos it has taken. Video will count as a single shutter action.
Where to find that information will depend on the camera make/model, and possibly will only be available through diagnostic software.


I use a very common Canon EOS Rebel T3i. How can I find the shutter count for this camera model? Is there preinstalled functionality or do I have to download some diagnostic software?
Josso
These or something similar might help you:

http://astrojargon.net/EOSInfo.aspx
http://eoscount.com/
http://magiclantern.wikia.com/wiki/Magic_Lantern_Firmware_Wiki
Tony The Tiger
Josso wrote:
These or something similar might help you:

http://astrojargon.net/EOSInfo.aspx
http://eoscount.com/
http://magiclantern.wikia.com/wiki/Magic_Lantern_Firmware_Wiki

It seems that to run EOScount, you have to pay $1.59 for each time you want to read your shutter count. Is this correct? Are all of the shutter count programs like this? I was hoping for some freeware. Is there anything free that will provide this solution for me?

P.S. I also tried EOSinfo and got the following exception. What does it mean?

See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
EDSAL.CameraInitializationException: opening session
at EDSAL.Camera..ctor(IntPtr Pointer)
at EDSAL.SDK.GetCameraList()
at EDSAL.SDK.get_Cameras()
at EOSInfo.Form1.InitializeCamera()
at EOSInfo.Form1.Form1_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.EventHandler.Invoke(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnCreateControl()
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl()
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ContainerControl.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)


************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5466 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
----------------------------------------
EOSInfo
Assembly Version: 0.2.0.0
Win32 Version: 0.2.0.0
CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/astrojargon.net/EOSInfo/EOSInfo.exe
----------------------------------------
Microsoft.VisualBasic
Assembly Version: 8.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 8.0.50727.5420 (Win7SP1.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Microsoft.VisualBasic/8.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll
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System
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5466 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Windows.Forms
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5460 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Drawing
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5462 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Runtime.Remoting
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5420 (Win7SP1.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Runtime.Remoting/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Runtime.Remoting.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Xml
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5420 (Win7SP1.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
----------------------------------------
EDSAL
Assembly Version: 1.0.0.1
Win32 Version: 1.0.0.1
CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/astrojargon.net/EOSInfo/EDSAL.DLL
----------------------------------------
System.Configuration
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5420 (Win7SP1.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll
----------------------------------------

************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging
enabled.

For example:

<configuration>
<system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />
</configuration>

When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
rather than be handled by this dialog box.
cybersa
Tony The Tiger wrote:
Josso wrote:
These or something similar might help you:

http://astrojargon.net/EOSInfo.aspx
http://eoscount.com/
http://magiclantern.wikia.com/wiki/Magic_Lantern_Firmware_Wiki

It seems that to run EOScount, you have to pay $1.59 for each time you want to read your shutter count. Is this correct? Are all of the shutter count programs like this? I was hoping for some freeware. Is there anything free that will provide this solution for me?

P.S. I also tried EOSinfo and got the following exception. What does it mean?

See the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
EDSAL.CameraInitializationException: opening session
at EDSAL.Camera..ctor(IntPtr Pointer)
at EDSAL.SDK.GetCameraList()
at EDSAL.SDK.get_Cameras()
at EOSInfo.Form1.InitializeCamera()
at EOSInfo.Form1.Form1_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.EventHandler.Invoke(Object sender, EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnLoad(EventArgs e)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnCreateControl()
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl(Boolean fIgnoreVisible)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.CreateControl()
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.ContainerControl.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WmShowWindow(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Form.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)


************** Loaded Assemblies **************
mscorlib
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5466 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
----------------------------------------
EOSInfo
Assembly Version: 0.2.0.0
Win32 Version: 0.2.0.0
CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/astrojargon.net/EOSInfo/EOSInfo.exe
----------------------------------------
Microsoft.VisualBasic
Assembly Version: 8.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 8.0.50727.5420 (Win7SP1.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Microsoft.VisualBasic/8.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll
----------------------------------------
System
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5466 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Windows.Forms
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5460 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Drawing
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5462 (Win7SP1GDR.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Runtime.Remoting
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5420 (Win7SP1.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Runtime.Remoting/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Runtime.Remoting.dll
----------------------------------------
System.Xml
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5420 (Win7SP1.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll
----------------------------------------
EDSAL
Assembly Version: 1.0.0.1
Win32 Version: 1.0.0.1
CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/astrojargon.net/EOSInfo/EDSAL.DLL
----------------------------------------
System.Configuration
Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0
Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.5420 (Win7SP1.050727-5400)
CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll
----------------------------------------

************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
application or computer (machine.config) must have the
jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging
enabled.

For example:

<configuration>
<system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />
</configuration>

When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
rather than be handled by this dialog box.


I think your model is EOS 600D
It was not supported by that application.
william
I don't recall if Canon stores the shutter count in the EXIF data. If it does, you just need some EXIF data viewer that doesn't strip any information out. I personally use ExifTool. For Nikon, anyway, I just cd to ExifTool's directory, pick my latest photo, and then type the command:

Code:
exiftool PHOTO.jpg | find "Shutter Count"


where PHOTO.jpg is the filename of the photo. I did a quick search for how Canon stores EXIF data, and it seems that instead of "Shutter Count" you would be entering "Image Number" instead (I think).

Here is a link to ExifTool. Let me know if it works for you. Again, I'm not entirely sure how (or if) Canon stores this info.
Tony The Tiger
cybersa wrote:
I think your model is EOS 600D
It was not supported by that application.


Yes this is an alternate name for the Canon EOS Rebel T3i? Thanks for interpretting that mess.
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