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EXIF data, filenames, and more

Updated over a week ago

In this guide, we'll learn how to upload photos to your project. By following these instructions, you'll be able to navigate through the process effortlessly and ensure that your photos are added to the correct project. Uploading to Snapizzi is an additive process. This means that you won't overwrite any images if you are uploading in batches.

Screenshot of step #2 of the guide, instructing the user: 'Click "+ Add Files" and navigate to your project images. Uploading will begin automatically. Maximum file size is 32mb.'

Although Snapizzi doesn't edit EXIF data, we do utilize it during processing. If your editing software outputs files containing new or altered EXIF data, you must process all of the image files (including camera cards) together using the same process before uploading to Snapizzi. Ensure that the time on your camera is set properly so timestamps are accurate in the image file EXIF data.

The critical thing to be aware of is not to change EXIF data for only part of your images since that is how Snapizzi can tell multi-camera projects apart and keep images separate. For instance, if you edit some of your images and they have different EXIF data than others from the same camera, Snapizzi will think they are from two cameras and it won't index properly. If EXIF data is stripped and your project is set to index by time, you can choose to index by filename instead.

If your workflow includes renaming prior to uploading, be sure that your filenames include leading zeros equal to the highest number in the sequence (e.g., 0001-9999 rather than 1-9999). Your project will not index properly otherwise. Snapizzi can rename your image files for you if needed.

Snapizzi will automatically alert you if there are any issues with your EXIF data and offer resolutions. Failed uploads will be listed. If the user cancels the upload, the filename will be followed by "Canceled".
You'll be notified via email and the Message Center once your project is processed. Please note that any subsequent uploads will initiate a reindexing of the project and thus trigger a "Project Ready" email upon completion. You can disable project email notifications here.

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