How to clean up folders under DCIM folder?

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  1. Gozoman

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    Isn't it a pity that what is I believe a great product, I have both the iPhone 5 and the iPad Air, are ruined by such a stupid folder structure. Is it too much to ask of Apple that when you hook your device up to your PC or Mac you can find the photos you have just taken in one album rather than one of 12. Failing that wouldn't it be logical to allow the person who has spent a lot of money on these great products to organise things by deleting stupid useless empty folders and moving everything into one. Perhaps things will change now that they appear to be copying Samsung with the iPhone 6 as I never had this problem with my Samsung before switching to the iPhone.
     
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    I'm sorry Gozoman, I have to correct you on some points. The DCIM folder set-up is an industry standard. You'll find all digital cameras use this folder structure. Apple are simply fitting in with the standard to provide uniformity in regards to photo taking.

    As mentioned by others, there are also plenty of apps that help make photo transfer seemless. My personal recommendation is Photo Transfer App.

    Just to go over something discussed earlier and touched on here, the multiple folders within the DCIM folder are (in my opinion) created in part, because of the multiple photo taking apps that are being used. They are all given access to the DCIM folder, but are unable to coordinate usage with the other apps, and therefore create a folder for its own use. I acknowledge that folders may be getting created for other reasons as well.
     
  3. BettiBz

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    Ty, and I just call it camera roll. Lol
     
  4. dhewson777

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    Well, the Camera Roll is what iOS calls it in the Photos app. DCIM is the actual folder accessible by Windows Explorer or Finder on PC or Mac respectively.
     
  5. Gozoman

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    That may be the case. Having said that I have just connected my Canon DSLR up to my laptop. Under Computer I clicked on the EOS Digital and then on the DCIM folder. Guess what, it opened to one folder called 100 Canon containg the photos I had taken. That is what I'm saying should happen when I connect my iPhone 5, rather than finding 12 seperate folders!
     
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    Yes, but a digital camera does not have "apps", therefore only the camera itself needs to access the DCIM folder. Notice though the 100 Canon folder within the DCIM folder. A video camera will generally have at least two folders, one for stills and one for video.

    In the end, the smart money is on those file transfer apps that make the job seamless.
     

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