When uploading files to DF Studio from the web browser or DF Studio upload plug-ins such as the Photo Mechanic and Lightroom, the desired Setup name can be configured before uploading files. DFS Speed Link allows using the name of each file’s parent folder as the Setup name (“Folders as Setups”). However, DF Studio’s default behavior is to create Setups based on the uploaded filename. (For more information, see Use Setups to Group Files Within a Project.)
If an uploaded file contains three parts, separated by two underscores (e.g., part1_part2_part3.jpg) then DF Studio will use the second part as the Setup name. For example:
- uploaded filename: 20130624-AB_example-tree-colorful_001.jpg
- resulting Setup name: example-tree-colorful
In the above example, the filename contains the date of the shoot, the initials of the photographer, the Setup name, and the file number. This is just one example format that may be used. Team and Enterprise customers may also contact DF Studio support to request a custom pattern if they have an existing naming format that is preferable to the default DF Studio format.
The “Folders as Setups” option in DFS Speed Link supersedes automatic Setup creation based on filenames, so uploaded files may be divided into Setups using naming guidelines or based on their originating folders, not both.
An example of files named using DF Studio’s format:
Setups in DF Studio automatically generated from filenames: