Envira Gallery Documentation

Documentation, Reference Materials and Tutorials for Envira Gallery

EXIF Addon

The EXIF Addon for Envira Gallery allows you easily display certain data from the image into your gallery and lightbox view. This tutorial will walk you through the steps on how to create a gallery and display our EXIF data from each image.

To use the EXIF Addon, first activate and install the addon from the Envira Gallery Addons tab in your WordPress Admin dashboard. For more help, read our instructions on how to install and activate addons.

Remember, in this instance, you’ll be activating the Envira EXIF Addon.

Before you can use the EXIF Addon, you’ll first have to create a new Envira Gallery or click to edit an existing gallery. You can follow along with our documentation for creating your first gallery if you haven’t yet built your own Enivra gallery.

Once you’ve created a gallery, navigate to the EXIF tab in the gallery configuration panel and choose the EXIF data you would like to show on your gallery and Lightbox views.

Envira Gallery gives you the option to display a variety of EXIF data, including camera make and model, aperture, shutter speed, ISO and capture time. Inside the EXIF data configuration tab, you can select to display different data in different views. For instance, you can check to show the shutter speed at which an image was captured in gallery view, but leave that marker unchecked for Lightbox view.

Inside the EXIF data Lightbox view configuration options, you can also choose EXIF metadata position, or choose to display EXIF metadata outside the image.

Set up the EXIF options for your gallery and lightbox view

After you configure your settings in the EXIF tab, click on the Mobile tab to set your EXIF metadata options for galleries in mobile gallery or mobile Lightbox views.

Choose to show the EXIF data on the mobile view as well

Finally, click Publish or Update on your gallery to save the changes you’ve made. You’ll now be able to see the EXIF data you’ve enabled on your Envira gallery!

See the demo!

Would you like to style your Envira Tags? Check out our article on How to Style the Tags List.

A: EXIF data is not displayed when the Number of Gallery Columns from the Configuration tab is set to Automatic. To show EXIF data in the gallery view, first configure the gallery to show a specific number of columns.


If you’ve selected a specific column layout and the EXIF data still fails to appear, check with your hosting provider to ensure exif_read_data() is enabled from the server level.

A: EXIF data on your images will not import unless you activate the EXIF Addon before you import your images to your site. If you uploaded your images before activating the EXIF Addon, you’ll have to re-upload your images.

A: Absolutely! The EXIF tab is also available when creating or editing an Envira Album.

However, you’ll only be able to display the EXIF metadata from the Lightbox view, so the options look a little different for albums.

You can enable the EXIF addon for Envira albums too!

A: Yes, EXIF data will show up as an option on the Tags tab when using the Envira Tags Addon.

You can also use the EXIF Addon along with the Tags Addon to provide EXIF data filtering on your images


1.5.0 (05-11-2023)

  • Added: Lens/Brand support.
  • Fix: PHP 8.2 support. (03-23-2022)

  • Fix: Minor fixes related to PHP error warnings. (11-17-2021)

  • Fix: Minor bug fixes related to PHP error warnings.

1.4.9 (04-28-2020)

  • Added: Sorting by Capture Date is now possible.

1.4.8 (03-31-2020)

  • Fix: Resolved issues with saving certain EXIF time settings.

1.4.7 (02-05-2020)

  • Fix: Addressing on-click hidden EXIF info in legacy lightbox themes.

1.4.6 (12-17-2019)

  • Fix: Better pulling/display of data from dynamic galleries.

1.4.5 (10-23-2019)

  • Fix: Better showing of EXIF with dynamic galleries.

1.4.4 (06-05-2019)

  • Fix: Code clean up, minor bug fixes, enhanced security.

1.4.3 (10-31-2018)

  • Added: Capture Time as an option.

1.4.2 (10-16-2018)

  • Added: Image counts/filter in Manufacturers admin screen.
  • Fix: Improved santitization of EXIF data in some use cases.

1.4.1 (05-30-2018)

  • Fix: Minor bug fixes.

1.4.0 (04-10-2018)

  • Added: Fancybox3 support.
  • Fix: Minor bug fixes.

1.2.0 (10-18-2017)

  • Minor bug fixes. (01-19-2017)

  • Minor bug fixes. (2016-12-08)

  • Minor bug fixes. (2016-12-08)

  • Fix: Empty styling for images that don’t have exif data
  • Fix: Empty EXIF data displaying a warning (2016-10-04)

  • Fix: Various Minor bug fixes.

1.1.8 (2016-08-25)

  • Updated: Spanish translations

1.1.7 (2016-05-31)

  • Fix: Addressing support requires to import, store and provide options to display IPTC data.

1.1.6 (2016-05-12)

  • Fix: Display all Images in Lightbox with EXIF lightbox metadata enabled would result in gallery not working.

1.1.5 (2016-05-05)

  • Updated: Standardised edit screen titles and descriptions

1.1.4 (2016-04-21)

  • Updated: Spanish translation

1.1.3 (2016-04-16)

  • Added: EXIF Metadata options on individual lines in admin for better layout
  • Fix: Prevent success / error notices on Settings screen from jumping

1.1.2 (2016-03-31)

  • Updated: Moved settings into own tab on Galleries and Albums
  • Added: Documentation and Video Help Links

1.1.1 (2016-02-25)

  • Updated: Spanish Translations

1.1.0 (2016-02-18)

  • Added: Option to enable/disable EXIF data on mobile (if enabled, honors EXIF settings under Config and Lightbox tabs)
  • Fix: Use Envira_Gallery_Shortcode and Envira_Albums_Shortcode get_config() function to honour filters and mobile settings

1.0.9 (2016-02-11)

  • Fix: Division by zero error when calculating shutter speed

1.0.8 (2016-02-04)

  • Added: Lightbox Position option (top left, bottom left, top right, bottom right)
  • Added: Display Lightbox EXIF Metadata inside/outside of the image/frame
  • Fix: Combined metadata display options onto a single line for better UI in the configuration screens

1.0.7 (2015-12-23)

  • Updated: Spanish translations

1.0.6 (2015-12-10)

  • Updated: Spanish Translation
  • Fix: Ensure all strings are localized for translation

1.0.5 (2015-11-26)

  • Added: Spanish translation.

1.0.4 (2015-10-01)

  • Added: ISO option

1.0.3 (2015-08-20)

  • Added: Focal Length
  • Added: Split Camera Make and Model into separate options

1.0.2 (2015-08-13)

  • Added: Grab keywords from IPTC data and store as Tags, if setting enabled


  • Added: Option to automatically read EXIF keyword data and save as tags when uploading an image.


  • Initial release of the addon.