EXIF Data in FooGallery

With FooGallery PRO Expert, you can include EXIF data with your gallery images.

What is EXIF Data? This is the metadata included with a photo when it is taken. This would include things like the camera used to take the picture, the ISO, focal length, exposure and so on. This information tells you about the technical aspects of the image and how it was taken.

Here’s a demo of how this info displays when using FooGallery PRO Expert.

Gallery images courtesy of Pixabay

With this feature, the gallery thumbnails indicate that the images have EXIF data, with the use of a small icon in the corner. Then, when you click on an image, you can see the available metadata. This is displayed in the FooGallery PRO Lightbox, similar to how a caption displays.

EXIF Data as it appears in the FooGallery PRO lightbox

In the above screenshot, you can see various details about the photo, including the camera that was used, the focal length, ISO and more. This gives some key information about how the photo was taken, which can be useful for photography portfolios and similar professional sites.

Once you enable EXIF data for your gallery, you can change the position of the metadata in the lightbox. In the above screenshot, it is displayed at the bottom, but you can change this position to the top, or one of the sides. The theme can be light or dark; the above gallery uses a dark theme.

You can then determine the format of the EXIF data. In other words, you can choose to show the icon, word, and value for the data, or a selection of each. Selecting Auto will allow the data to display best depending on the screen on which it is viewed. As seen in the above image, if there isn’t enough space to display all of the information, a tooltip will show on hover.

You can select which information is displayed in the global settings. Here you can also change the language used for each of the EXIF data options.

EXIF Data Tips

Displaying metadata on your photos can be useful, and can help other photographers understand more about how your images were taken. However, by displaying this data, your file sizes will be slightly bigger.

If you are using this feature, you can still optimize your images. We recommend using an image optimization plugin to do this. With this, you should be able to change the settings to keep the metadata of an image, while still reducing the size of the image file. Without doing this, your plugin will most likely strip these details from the images on upload, which means that you won’t be able to display EXIF data in your gallery.

You can find more information about EXIF data in this article.

EXIF Data is available in FooGallery PRO Expert.

Or you can view more demos.