Maximizing the Size of Displayed Images

When photos are uploaded to Zenfolio, smaller lower resolution display images are automatically generated. These display images are the images displayed on your site.

This is done to prevent theft of your originally uploaded full resolution images and it also help to ensure that your images will always load with minimal loading delay. Your original image files are retained and remain unedited. The original image file is used for fulfilling orders.

As part of controlling access to photographs and videos, you can specify what size display images visitors can view. The main reason to limit image sizes is to provide an additional measure of protection against unauthorized use of your photographs and videos. The default display size for newly uploaded photos is Extra-Large but this can easily be changed.

The extra-large image size is used almost exclusively for Slideshow presentations as well as the Dim the Lights photo view. If you do not wish to enable extra-large display sizes then Slideshow and Dim the Lights will default to the display size setting you have chosen in access control.

Check out the Help section on display sizes for more information on the display image sizes.

For Zenfolio users that signed up after May 10 2018, please click here for updated instructions using the new Photos Page in the Dashboard.

Please note, while this can be changed for each individual photo, to avoid any confusion, it is recommended that this change be made at the gallery level so that the same settings apply to all of the photos in the gallery.

  1. In the Dashboard, go to Photos in the main menu
  2. Select the gallery who's settings you would like to change. Details about the gallery will be loaded into the Toolbox on the right side.
  3. Select Gallery Access in the Toolbox. A popup window will open.
  4. Uncheck 'Same as Containing...' if necessary.
  5. Go to the Photo Protection tab
  6. Mark the circle for the largest display image size that you would like to allow to be displayed.
  7. Click Save for the new settings to take effect immediately.

Display Image Sizes New Edit View