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Dropbox download from Smartphone to laptop
September 3, 2013
5:50 pm
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Connie Posselt
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I love how Dropbox transfers my pictures from my phone to my laptop; however, everytime I take pictures it downloads all of my pictures. I want to keep some pictures on my phone and not delete them.  How do I set it up so that just the most recent pictures (or pictures that I select) transfer to the computer not all of them each time?

September 4, 2013
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I’m not sure I follow what is happening on your dropbox, because in my experience, it does only get the new pictures.  Here’s the sequence:

  1. Take pictures with phone
  2. Dropbox notices the new pictures and UPloads them to the cloud – your Dropbox account on the web
  3. Dropbox on the web notices new pictures and DOWNloads them to the dropbox folder on your computer
  4. No pictures are deleted from your phone – you need to do that manually.  That’s why its called ‘Camera UPload’ … rather than camera synchronize.  It only goes one way, from the camera to the Web … then on to your computer

Please watch this video and see if it helps:

Can you identify which part of this is different for you?

September 28, 2013
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Pamela Rose
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Chris

I love Dropbox, it’s awesome that I can take a picture on my iPhone and it goes right to my laptop.  Here’s my question: should I backup my Dropbox pictures?  If so, how?  All my Picasa photos are backed up on an external hard drive, just wondering about Dropbox photos.

 

Thanks for your help,

Pam

September 29, 2013
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Pam,

Watch this video on Dropbox and Picasa and see if it helps.  I only use Dropbox as a temporary location, then I move the photos into My Pictures so Picasa sees them and go from there.

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