Showing Image Filenames by using them as Image Titles

The filenames of your photos are not displayed along with the photos. If you would like the filename to be displayed, you can do so by following these two steps:
  1. Edit the Titles of the Images with Their Filenames
  2. Display the Images' Titles in the Gallery Thumbnails Pages
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 also check out this video which shows the same steps above:


Edit the Titles of the Images with Their Filenames

  1. In the Dashboard, go to Photos.
  2. In the Organizer, click to select the gallery containing the photograph you would like to edit. Thumbnails from the gallery will load in the Main Area and the title of the gallery will display at the top.
  3. In the bottom of the Main Area, click All to select all of the photos in the gallery. The thumbnail will become highlighted and photo-related information will be loaded in the Toolbox.
    It may take a few moments for the items in the Toolbox to load depending on the number of photos in the gallery.
  4. Click Photo Details in the Toolbox.
  5. Below the Title field, check the box for Copy from file name.
  6. Click Done. The new title will be updated in the Main Area and the Description section of the Toolbox.

Edit Titles of All Photos in Gallery

If you wish to use original names as a default setting for all uploaded photos you can set that up in your account preferences.

Using original file names as a default setting

  1. In the Dashboard, click on Settings.
  2. Choose Upload Settings from the menu on the left side of the page.
  3. Check the box for Automatically copy file names to photo Titles.
  4. Click Save to apply. All future photos you upload will have original file names applied as the title unless you decide to manually edit them.

Upload Settings New Edit View


Displaying the Titles

The titles are automatically displayed in Photo Pages and in the Quick Shop page.

In gallery thumbnails pages, the photographer has the option to show or hide the titles on that page.

The option to Show or Hide the Titles can be found in Options when viewing the gallery thumbnails page in Customize Website View.
  1. In the Dashboard, go to Photos.
  2. Navigate to the desired Gallery or Collection under the Organizer.
  3. Hover the mouse pointer over Preview then click on Customize.
Preview to CVV

The page will refresh with Customize Website View displayed at the top, confirming that you are in the customization mode.
  1. In Customize Website View, go to Options. The Options panel will appear.
  2. Uncheck Use Default Settings For Layout, Theme, and Options if necessary.
  3. Go to the Thumbnails tab.
  4. Set Title to Show.
Show Titles in Gallery Thumbnails Page

Click Save as Default if you would like this same set of settings to apply to all other galleries that use default settings. This will also apply this gallery's settings to all new galleries.

Save as Default

Click Publish before exiting Customize Website View to make those changes live on your site.

Publish in Customize Website View