DF Studio upload clients such as the Web Uploader, Photo Mechanic and Lightroom allow specifying the Setup name before uploading files. DFS Speed Link allows using the files’ parent folder’s name 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 request a custom pattern if they have an existing naming format they prefer instead of the DF Studio format.
The “Folders as Setups” option in DF Studio 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: