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Dropbox folder vs Camera upload feature.
October 27, 2014
11:10 pm
Michael Dorsey

These are two different things right?


Place or remove a photo in the Dropbox folder and that action happens on all devices linked to that account. So when you use the Camera upload feature, do the photos get sent to all the devices linked to that account? I hope not.

October 28, 2014
8:02 am
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Camera uploads is a special sub-folder of Dropbox, but, yes it gets sent to all the devices linked to that account. Did you watch this video: Dropbox Camera Uploads and Picasa

In it, I show how I use the Camera Uploads just as temporary transfer. I empty it out when I’m done.

Also, even though you see the Camera Uploads photo thumbnails in any mobile device with Dropbox on the same account, the full photo doesn’t get downloaded to that device until you click on it to view the full picture.

Does that help?

October 28, 2014
12:53 pm
Michael Dorsey

Yes that does help. I was concerned with amount of data being moved about even using WiFi only. Your note about only thumbnails unless you view has eased my mind. And I plan to do as you do, and use the Dropbox folder as temporary storage only.

I am going to watch that video again. Thanks Mrs. Geek.

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