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How to Display Attachment Thumbnail with Image Metadata

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Are you looking for a way to display attachment thumbnail with image metadata? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to display attachment thumbnail with image metadata.

Adding this snippet within the loop of your template file will display a list of all post attachments with the following metadata (Credit, Camera, Focal Length, Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed, Time Stamp, Copyright).

Instructions:

All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s index.php file:

<?php
if($images =& get_children( 'post_type=attachment' )){
   foreach($images as $id => $attachment ){
	   echo '<div>';
	   echo wp_get_attachment_image( $id, 'thumb' )."<br />";
           $meta = wp_get_attachment_metadata($id);
           echo "Credit:  ".$meta[image_meta][credit]."<br /> ";
           echo "Camera:  ".$meta[image_meta][camera]."<br />";
           echo "Focal length:  ".$meta[image_meta][focal_length]."<br />";
           echo "Aperture:  ".$meta[image_meta][aperture]."<br />";
           echo "ISO:  ".$meta[image_meta][iso]."<br />";
           echo "Shutter speed:  ".$meta[image_meta][shutter_speed]."<br />";
           echo "Time Stamp:  ".$meta[image_meta][created_timestamp]."<br />";
           echo "Copyright:  ".$meta[image_meta][copyright];
	   echo '</div>';
   }
}
?>

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly copy / paste code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 27 best WordPress themes for affiliate marketing and how to set up Google Analytics eCommerce tracking for WooCommerce.

Comments  Leave a Reply

  1. I get errors unless the meta values are inside of quotes, like so:

    echo ‘Camera: ‘.$meta[‘image_meta’]'[camera’].”;

  2. yeah! Now i’ve a reason to take link for post thumbnail 😀

  3. Thanks for the share, looks great however it shows about 200+ undefined errors when debug is on via Theme Check plugin, you might want to check that 🙂

    1. Hi Emil, thanks Ill take a look,

  4. Thanks for the snippets!
    i’ll add it in my blog!

    have a nice xmas!

    1. No problem Denny, have a good one.

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