File handling - Profoto StyleShoots Vertical & Horizontal

Modified on Wed, 24 May 2023 at 01:49 PM


Locating your photos | Photo Naming | Meta Data | StyleShoots Drive | Exporting directly to a Post Production service | 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 / Product /Preset / files
  2. Target volume / Workfolder / Product / files
  3. Target volume / Workfolder / Preset / Product / 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.

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

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

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

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

StyleShoots Products - 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 preset used to make the file.

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

StyleShoots Equipment - Product (StyleShoots Vertical) and serial number (i.e.: SV-001).

Measurement - Vertical stores measurement data when shooting in AutoAlpha Presests, this data can be used to calculate the approximate dimensions of a product that has been isolated from the background. e.g: 

  • Measurement Crop Border : 5 px 2
  • Measurement Error Unit : % 3
  • Measurement Est Height : 354.185 4
  • Measurement Est Width : 339.741 5
  • Measurement Expected Error : 0.7734 6
  • Measurement Focal Length : 53 7
  • Measurement Focal Or Zoom : ZRATIO 8
  • Measurement Include Crop Border : No 9
  • Measurement Metric Unit : mm 10
  • Measurement Pixel To Mm : 0.153659 11
  • Measurement Version : 1 12
  • Measurement Zoom Ratio : 0.35

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 keyboards field isindexed 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 type 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.



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

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.

Exporting directly to a Post Production service

When exporting files it is possible to have your files uploaded directly to a Post Production service of your choice. To set this up:

  1. Contact your sales representative at StyleShoots who can help you set up a contract with these services, (currently Bright River and Pixels).
  2. Once signed up to a service, contact StyleShoots support to have your machine configured for direct export.
  3. Now when you next export files you will see new options as a Target Volume to export to alongside StyleShoots Drive and USB options.

*For more details of how to get started with these services, have a look at the guide here.

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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