Editing Description

Last Updated: Apr 09, 2014 05:18PM PDT

The Description of a photo will allow you to include and edit metadata fields for several elements of your photographs including:
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‚ÄčEXIF and IPTC metadata information can also be important in providing context information about your photographs. Zenfolio will correctly read and display relevant EXIF and IPTC fields, if included in your original files.



You also have the option to edit these metadata fields using the Bulk Metadata Update feature!

Also included in this section is information on using original files name as photo titles.
 

Name/Title

 

You can change the Name/Title of a photograph, gallery, group or collection at any time, doing so will not break external links to it.
 

Using the Toolbox
 

  1. In the Organizer, click to select the item containing the photograph, gallery, group or collection you would like to edit or double-click it in the Main Area. Thumbnails will load in the Main Area and the title will display at the top.

  2. In the Main Area, click to select a thumbnail of the item you would like to edit. The thumbnail will become highlighted and related information will be loaded in the Toolbox.
  3. Click Edit in the Description section of the Toolbox. A new popup window will open.
  4. Click in the Title text box and enter your title. You may also choose to check Copy from file name.
  5. When finished click Save to apply your changes and close the popup window. The new title will be updated in the Main Area and the Description section of the Toolbox.

Note: The above steps can be applied to multiple selected items as one operation.
 

Using Direct Name Editing
 

  1. In the Organizer, click to select the item containing the photograph, gallery, group or collection you would like to edit or double-click it in the Main Area. Thumbnails will load in the Main Area and the title will display at the top.

  2. Move your mouse over below the bottom of the thumbnail you would like to edit and a text box will appear.
  3. Click in the text box and you will be able to start typing.
  4. When finished hit Enter on your keyboard to apply your changes. The new title will be updated in the Main Area and the Description section of the Toolbox.

Caption

 

You can change the caption of a photograph, gallery, group or collection at any time by editing the Description:
 

  1. In the Organizer, click to select the item containing the photograph, gallery, group or collection you would like to edit or double-click it in the Main Area. Thumbnails will load in the Main Area and the title will display at the top.
  2. In the Main Area, click to select a thumbnail of the item you would like to edit. The thumbnail will become highlighted and related information will be loaded in the Toolbox.
  3. Click Edit in the Description section of the Toolbox. A new popup window will open.
  4. Click in the Caption text box and start typing.
  5. When finished, click Save to apply your changes and close the popup window. The new caption will be updated in the Description section of the Toolbox.

Note: The above steps can be applied to multiple selected items as one operation.

Editing photo Copyright

 

You can change the Copyright to a photograph from its default of your Display Name at any time. You should know that displaying incorrect Copyright next to a photo has legal consequences and you should only claim copyrights to photos taken by you. You should change the Copyright if it is not taken by you, or consider removing the photograph from your account.
 

  1. In the Organizer, click to select the gallery containing the photograph you would like to edit or double-click the gallery in the Main Area. Thumbnails from the gallery will load in the Main Area and the title of the gallery will display at the top.
  2. In the Main Area, click to select a thumbnail of the photograph you would like to edit. The thumbnail will become highlighted and photo-related information will be loaded in the Toolbox.
  3. Click Edit in the Description section of the Toolbox. A new popup window will open.
  4. Click in the Copyright text box to highlight existing text and start typing.
  5. When finished, click Save to apply your changes and close the popup window. The new Copyright will be updated in the Description section of the Toolbox.

Note: The above steps can be applied to multiple selected items as one operation.
 

Alt Attribute

 

You can change the Alt Attribute of a photograph at any time.This information is used by search engines to help index your photo. By default the Attribute is set to be the same as the photo title.
 

  1. In the Organizer, click to select the item containing the photograph, gallery, group or collection you would like to edit or double-click it in the Main Area. Thumbnails will load in the Main Area and the title will display at the top.
  2. In the Main Area, click to select a thumbnail of the item you would like to edit. The thumbnail will become highlighted and related information will be loaded in the Toolbox.
  3. Click Edit in the Description section of the Toolbox. A new popup window will open.
  4. Uncheck Same as Title, then click in the Alt Attribute text box and enter your information.
  5. When finished click Save to apply your changes and close the popup window. The new title will be updated in the Main Area and the Description section of the Toolbox.

Note: The above steps can be applied to multiple selected items as one operation.

 

Keywords

 

It is recommended that you add Keywords to galleries and photographs. Keywords are the main means of finding your photographs and galleries when using Search, and you can add any number of keywords including keyword phrases.
 

Once you have added keywords they will be visible in Visitor View, under Photo Info as live links, if enabled. Clicking any keyword will automatically execute a search of your Zenfolio pages for all photos with the same keyword. The search results will display in three categories: galleries, collections and photos.


Note: This search will only display results from your Zenfolio pages, not including photos from other users.

You should use keywords to describe the subject matter of the photograph as well as reflect the style and mood of your photos.

Use commas to separate keywords and keyword phrases. To create a keyword phrase, use quotation marks to surround several keywords together, for example "winter storm" or "Yellowstone National Park".


Note: Keywords can be assigned separately for galleries and photographs.


You can assign keywords to any photo or gallery by editing the Description

 
  1. In the Organizer, click to select the gallery containing the photograph you would like to edit or double-click the gallery in the Main Area. Thumbnails from the gallery will load in the Main Area and the title of the gallery will display at the top.
  2. In the Main Area, click to select a thumbnail of the photograph you would like to edit. The thumbnail will become highlighted and photo-related information will be loaded in the Toolbox.
  3. Click Edit in the Description section of the Toolbox. A new popup window will open.
  4. Click in the Keywords text box and start typing.
  5. When finished, click Save to apply your changes and close the popup window. The new keywords will be updated in the Description section of the Toolbox.

Note: The above steps can be applied to multiple selected items as one operation.
 

Assigning Category

 

It is very important to select a category for your galleries, photos and collections. Categories are the main means of finding your work using Browse and Search.
 

Categories can be assigned separately for galleries and photographs and collections.
 

You can assign a category to any gallery, photo or collection by editing the Description

 
  1. In the Organizer, click to select the group containing the gallery, photo or collection you would like to edit. If the item is at the home level, click to select My Zenfolio.
  2. In the Main Area, click to select the item you would like to edit. Details will load in the Toolbox on the right side.
  3. Click Edit in the Description section of the Toolbox. A new popup window will open.
  4. There are up to three levels of categories available. Begin by selecting a general subject from the Category pull-down list. Then select a more specific Subcategory.

    Depending on your selection, there might be an additional level of detail available under Subcategory Detail list. If it is grayed out than no additional level of detail is offered.

  5. When finished, click Save to apply your changes and close the popup window. The new category will be updated in the Description section of the Toolbox.

Note: The above steps can be applied to multiple selected items as one operation.
 

Zenfolio will continue to add new categories to the list. If you have a good suggestion, please send it to us by using the Contact Us form.