Dropbox adds photos feature

By Andrew Hudson Published: April 27, 2012 Updated: February 4, 2015

By Andrew Hudson Published: April 27, 2012 Updated: February 4, 2015

Now you can upload smartphone photos direct to Dropbox, the popular online storage service.

Send photos from your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi to a private Dropbox “Camera Uploads” folder. Or plug a camera in to your Windows or Mac PC and Dropbox will automatically detect it and walk you through uploading. The photos are saved in their original full size and displayed on a new Photos page, with thumbnail photos grouped by month.

“Getting pictures off your camera has always been a huge pain. So we put our heads down and worked worked worked to ensure that automatic upload would play nicely with anything that might have a photo or video on it. With the newest version for Mac or Windows, you can just plug your camera, phone, or SD card into your computer, and with a few clicks of the mouse all your photos and videos are in your Dropbox.”
David Euresti.

“To help you get started saving your photos, we’ll give you 500MB of Dropbox space for your first automatic upload. As you take more photos and videos, you can use this feature to automatically upload up to a total of 3GB extra for free.”
Jeff Bartelma, Dropbox Director of Product.

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Source: Dropbox via Venturebeat.

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Reply by Jason

April 29, 2012

Works like a charm, the issue I have is that it also uploads all the "Album Art" so I have lots of wasted space with all art that the music on the phone has got.

Is there a way to only sync "Photos" and not all the Album art ?

Reply by Andrew Hudson, PhotoSecrets

May 1, 2012

Hi Jason:

It sounds like the album art is embedded within the music files. You might be able remove the album art from the music files. iTunes allows that.


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