Posts Tagged ‘dropbox’

The New Dropbox Pro Offers 1TB for Only $10/mo, Adds a Ton of New Functionality

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Dropbox is a Go-To for many photographers. Whether they’re storing their photography, sharing albums with clients or, ahem, sending files to the press, more often than not it’s Dropbox they use. And starting today, anybody not using Dropbox’s Pro offering has a whole lot more reason to do so thanks to a steep drop in price, a big jump in storage space, and a bunch of new features and functionality. Read more…

A Cautionary Tale: How a Bug in Dropbox Permanently Deleted 8,000 of My Photos

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TL;DR: If you are using Dropbox as a sole backup of your files, think again. Without making a mistake, you might lose your files.

I started using Dropbox back in 2009 and have always loved the service. Over time, I kept moving more and more files to my Dropbox folder and eventually had to upgrade to the Pro plan to keep up with the space requirements. In particular, I moved there all of my photos in order to be able to view/share them online and also to have them backed up.

In April of this year, a hard drive in my laptop was running low on space so I decided to use the Dropbox’s Selective Sync feature to unsync some large directories from the laptop. Because there was never any problem with the service and also because it’s already the year 2014, I thought it might be about time that one can trust a cloud-based storage service and use them as a sole backup of their files. Boy, I was wrong. Read more…

Dropbox Launches Carousel: An All-In-One Photo Archive and Sharing Application

During an event yesterday morning, Dropbox announced a new photo application called Carousel. Meant to be a photo and video archive and sharing platform that uses the images stored within your Dropbox, it seems the company is trying to think outside the box in their latest endeavors. Read more…

Dropbox Shuts Down Photo Storage Site Snapjoy Just 6 Months After Acquiring It

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Back in December, Dropbox acquired the photo storage service Snapjoy, seemingly getting ready to jump head first into the cloud sharing battle. At the time, the announcement on the Snapjoy blog rang with excitement, and even though they weren’t going to be accepting new signups, they promised that “your photos are safe!”

Well, not anymore. As of yesterday, Dropbox has officially decided to shut down the service — a decision that was confirmed by Snapjoy on its blog and through an email to all of its remaining subscribers. Read more…

Dropbox Beta Now Lets Mac Users Import iPhoto Libraries and Share Screenshots

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Since the outset of 2013, Dropbox has consistently sought to improve its ability to handle and share photos. Of course, a cloud storage provider isn’t going to compete with the likes of Flickr, but the company still wants to make it extremely easy to store all of your photos.

Dropbox’s most recent move in that direction is the announcement of a new beta that allows Mac users to import entire iPhoto libraries and all users to automatically backup and share screenshots. Read more…

Twitter and Dropbox Each Add New Photo Sharing Features

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Twitter and Dropbox aren’t really known as premier destinations for sharing photographs online, but both companies are taking steps toward changing that. Both companies unveiled new features today that are geared toward making photo sharing and viewing through their respective services an easier and more enjoyable experience.
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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Dropbox Updates Android App for Fast and Painless Album Sharing

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Dropbox has been making major moves toward being a series photo-sharing service as of late, and its latest Android app update moves the service one step closer in that direction. The new feature allows users to quickly and easily share entire collections of photographs with friends and family.
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Future Samsung Cameras Will Come With Dropbox and 50GB of Free Storage

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Samsung camera lovers received some good news via Dropbox today. According to Dropbox’s head of mobile business development Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen, future Samsung smart cameras are going to come packing Dropbox and 50GB of free storage for 2 years.

The news is nothing new for Samsung Galaxy Camera owners, who already had the service and 50GB built in. But the fact that they’re putting Dropbox on all cameras means you won’t have to pony up $500 to get the automated cloud storage benefits.
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Dropbox Acquires Snapjoy, Gearing Up for Cloud Photo Sharing War

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In the world of cloud data storage, Dropbox is one of the 800lb gorillas fighting for your files. In recent days, it has been making big moves to become more of a player in photo storage and sharing. After all, everyone needs a safe place to keep their digital images, right?

The company’s latest play came today in the form of an acquisition: Dropbox has acquired fellow cloud-storage company Snapjoy — a business based around aggregating photos from around the web and from your various devices.
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Dropbox iOS App Now Downloads Full-Resolution Photos from the Cloud

If you’ve been using Dropbox as a photo backup solution and the official iOS app for accessing your images in the cloud, you may have noticed that downloading photos to your device didn’t give you the exact files that you wanted. Instead of beaming the full-resolution images to your Camera Roll, the app would shrink photos to a much smaller size to speed up downloading times. A 14MP 4592×3056 photo would only be saved at 960×638, for example.

This week, Dropbox finally updated the app and removed the resolution ceiling from downloads. Now you can save your entire photos from your backup to your iOS device without seeing it pass under a shrink ray.
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