after some time off the world of internet forums, I am back to ask a question.
I have a solid Olympus digital Pen E-P1 camera and it does pretty well so far (after a visit to the customer service). However, now it is overwriting older photo files with newer photo files, because it gives the same name or adds a 2 at it (or better: I have that on my Macbook).
How can I cope with it/solve this problem?
Also for the Mac-people: How can I access the old files which are now whitened out by the Mac OS X (El Capitan)?
If it is same camera and lens, I add a letter or number to the names of the images from a new download. If I started one day with files named LUX_EP2, then a follow-up download on some other day may be LUX_EP2x, say.
I too keep each batch on the computer in a separate folder, but also routinely change the filenames to a configuration of my preference, making it easier to find stuff later...
For recurring tasks, A Better Finder Rename allows you to save common settings to droplet mini-applications and apply them automatically to all files dropped upon them. And you can save and restore presets to facilitate the creation of your own renaming library.