I have a android mobile with 5 MP camera. I use the default camera app to capture photos.

All the pictures captured by camera has DSC prefix in their name - DSC_XXXX. I want to remove DSC prefix and add the date prefix in DEFAULT CAMERA APPLICATION

How to do it ?

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    A possible solution is using [Tasker][1] or some equivalent to rename the files. Would that be acceptable? (I'll write up a more in-depth answer, if so)
    – Jeeva
    Jul 6, 2012 at 14:33
  • I second the Tasker idea.
    – Propeller
    Aug 5, 2012 at 16:24
  • I third it LOL Shouldn't be too long, but why invent the wheel again. So please elaborate, @Jeeva!
    – Izzy
    Aug 8, 2012 at 14:17
  • I am struggling to find a way to do this with tasker ;)
    – Liam W
    Dec 3, 2012 at 17:38
  • @LiamW - Tasker won't trigger off a "picture taken" event AFAICT. I'm seeing a partway solution (Trigger tasker off the camera app start to get the current time (%TIMES), then trigger it again off the camera app exit to go into the DCIM folder and rename anything newer than the previously saved time.), but I can't figure out a way to edit the filename in that manner rather than appending or wholly replacing the existing filename. Any ideas?
    – Compro01
    Feb 1, 2013 at 19:56

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You can't do that since it has been coded in program level you can't change the prefix DSC in all photos. You need to have the code for the apk and change the prefix string and build an apk then only you can do that cheers......

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