Number searching is a great way to help visitors find their photos quickly. This can be used for race numbers or participant numbers in dance competitions, etc. Number searching can be turned on/off per event when applicable.
In order for the numbers to become searchable, the images need to be tagged first. There are two ways to tag photos: before uploading in the image filename or after upload using a spreadsheet import.
Tag by filename (before upload)
When using this method, the filenames of the images you upload will be used to make them searchable. For example, to upload a photo of a road race participant with a race number of 12345, the filename of the image should be 12345.jpg before uploading to Photo Frog.
To upload multiple photos of the person with race number 12345, simply follow this convention 12345-1.jpg, 12345-2.jpg, 12345-3.jpg. All three these photos will appear when searching for 12345.
Tag by spreadsheet import (after upload)
When using this method the numbers are tagged after the images have been uploaded.
In order to do the number import a specially prepared spreadsheet is required. This spreadsheet can be downloaded under the event in the Store Admin: Events > My Event > Number Search > Download Spreadsheet. Note that all image upload must be completed before using this method.
Step 1: Download the photo data export file of this event.
Step 2: Open the export file with Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets and capture the numbers.
Step 3: Once all the numbers have been captured, find the spreadsheet import under: Events > My Event > Number Search > Import Numbers.
Once the photos have been tagged, visitors will be able to quickly find their photos by using the number search field on the storefront.