You will often need to add or edit the files in your PhotoboothImages folder when you customize the screens in your booth or mirror. Most of you know that you must name the files you add correctly so that DSLR Remote Pro and other Breeze programs can find them.
If you are sure the filename is right but the program doesn’t seem to see it, check the filename extension.
It is very easy to name a file 1.jpg.jpg by mistake, and Windows makes this hard to spot, because Windows File explorer doesn’t show the extension (.jpg or .avi etc) unless you tell it to.
In this post I will show you how to spot errors more easily:
Always display file name extensions
The first example shows an Icons view of the images for a basic booth set up with the Wizard. I find this visual overview very helpful. If you look at the filenames (highlighted in red) you will see that the .jpg file name extensions are missing:
The View tab shows you that the File name extensions box is not checked:
Checking this box will reveal the .jpg extensions:
Fascinating – but why does this matter?
If you accidentally name the a file 1.jpg.jpg instead of just 1.jpg it will be very clear when you look at this window:
If you cannot see these file extensions this is much easier to miss:
If you look at the Details view of the same folder this is what you will see:
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