File handling - Profoto Eclipse

Modified on Fri, 17 May 2024 at 12:39 PM

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 ProStudio 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.

Video Naming

Videos are named according to this structure:


So if the product name is 048459373763 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 FrontView, and the file type is JPEG, the first file will be named:


Meta Data

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

StyleShoots Session - The product name or barcode related to 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 keyword field is indexed by spotlight. Access spotlight by pressing cdm+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 cdm+i to see the info panel. The keywords sections 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.



where "StyleShootsAspectRatio" is the tag and "2_3" is the value.

ProStudio Drive

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

ProStudio 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: ProStudio 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 your system and have your files exported directly to it.

Network Mode

Eclipse 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 Eclipse will let you export to ProStudio 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 ProStudio Drive. Once you have connected your computer to ProStudio Drive, you have full access to your folders and photos stored on Eclipse.

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 ProStudio Drive.

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