I am working on an artist's portfolio website.
Let's say I want each artwork's image filename to contain its basic information, like so:
Category - Artwork Title - Size, Medium, Year.jpg
In actual usage, the filename might become long, like this:
Illusions and Existentialism Exhibit - The Imaginative Artwork Title - 12 x 18 inches, watercolor, 2010.jpg
My purposes for putting all that info in the image filename would be:
- to keep the image files organized and readable (in the backend)
- to retain that information in case people download the images
- to pull data from the image filename to be displayed on the webpage
Will there be any technical issues for filenames exceeding a certain number of characters?
Does it significantly slow down loading time?
I read here that 255 characters is a safe limit based on file system limitations, and that some browsers limit the URI to 1024 characters (but not sure what that means for my question). This other thread says 70 characters is a good safe limit, but I'm not sure how they came up with that number.
Will there be any other issues, like SEO-related issues?
Does it make it seem like it's spam / keyword stuffing?
I think the filename structure is focused on the artwork's actual description, and not keywords, so I hope it doesn't seem "spammy".
Can anyone point me to references that recommend a specific filename length limit, as well as the explanation for that limit?