File handling - Profoto StyleShoots Live

Modified on Mon, 22 Apr 2024 at 10:52 AM


Locating your photos | Video Naming | Photo Naming | Meta Data | Smart Photo Duplication | StyleShoots Drive | USB storage device | Network Mode

Locating your photos

Your files are exported in on of the following folder structures, depending on your configuration in Settings > File Handling.

  1. Target volume / Workfolder / Session /Preset / files
  2. Target volume / Workfolder / Session / files
  3. Target volume / Workfolder / Preset / Session / files
  4. Target volume / Workfolder / Preset / files
  5. Target volume / Workfolder / files

Target volume is either StyleShoots Drive or an external USB device.

Workfolder is the folder you create or pick during the Export process.

Preset folder reflects the name you entered under Folder Name within the export preset.

Session is the name of the product appearing in the photo.

Files are the photo files themselves. See below for naming examples.

Note: Untagged photos are placed in a separate subfolder named Untagged instead of a Product name folder. This occurs when the camera was aimed at a region where no product has been tagged during the outfit creation process.

Video Naming

Videos are named according to this structure:


So if the product name is 048459373763, the file preset is called Large, and the file type is MP4, the first file will be named:


Photo Naming

Photos are named according to this structure:


So if the product name is 048459373763, the framing preset used when taking the photo is named FullBody, the file preset is called web, and the file type is JPEG, the first file will be named:


Note:  If multiple products appear in a photo, each product name will be added to the beginning of the file name. Also see Smart Photo Duplication

Meta Data

StyleShoots Live automatically adds the following meta data tags to all photos and videos exported from the system:

StyleShoots Model - The model selected while making a new Outfit.

StyleShoots Session - The product names or barcodes within the image.

StyleShoots Framing - Framing preset used to capture a still photo (photos only).

StyleShoots Aspect Ratio - The aspect ratio of the file.

StyleShoots Preset - Name of the photo or video preset used to make the file.

StyleShoots VideoTemplate - Name of the video template used (videos only).

StyleShoots Copyright - Your brand name (added with assistance of our support team).

StyleShoots Equipment - Product (StyleShoots Live) and serial number (i.e.: SL-001).

Tags are added in two ways:

IPTC Keyword (XMP Subject)

All tags are added as a comma separated string of key-value pairs, making them viewable in the "Keywords" field of most image viewers.

Tip: On macOS the Keywords field is indexed by Spotlight. Access Spotlight by pressing cmd+space and search for a tag - for instance a product name. 
To see the tags embedded in a file, select the file in Finder and typ cmd+i to see the Info panel. the Keywords section shows all the tags.

Custom XMP tags

Keywords and values are added as XMP entries in the file's raw data and can be parsed by third party software if set up correctly.


<xmp:StyleshootsAspectRatio>2_3</xmp:StyleshootsAspectRatio> where "StyleShootsAspectRatio" is the tag and "2_3" is the value.

Smart Photo Duplication

If a photo contains multiple tagged products within it, that photo will appear within each product's sub folder. This ensures that whichever product folder you look in, all the images of that product will be available to you.

StyleShoots Drive

If your StyleShoots is set in Network Mode, you can export to the internal StyleShoots Drive.

StyleShoots Drive can be set up to be accessible via your company network.

If you occasionally need to take a few pictures that shouldn't be available via the network, just insert a USB device and export your photos there instead.

Note: StyleShoots Drive has a limited amount of storage space. Remember to clear StyleShoots Drive and move files to an external storage drive on a regular basis.

USB storage device

You can plug an external USB storage device into StyleShoots and have your files exported directly to it.

Network Mode

StyleShoots must be connected to the internet to provide full support and enable remote software updates. Network mode can be set up to enable basic remote file access over your company network. To activate this feature, our support team will coordinate and activate the company­ specific configuration with your IT technician.

Your StyleShoots will let you export to StyleShoots Drive, an internal shared volume that can be accessed from other computers on your local network. On Mac OS X you can use the Finder while on Windows you can use Explorer to browse StyleShoots Drive. Once you have connected your computer to StyleShoots Drive, you have full access to your folders and photos stored on StyleShoots.

For increased speed and ease ­of ­use, just copy or drag and drop folders and photos that have been completed to your own local disk.

Note: There is no safeguard against multiple people working on the same files and folders on StyleShoots Drive.

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