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Dropbox test app adds photo, video imports

updated 06:55 pm EST, Tue December 27, 2011

App available for Windows, Mac, Linux

Dropbox has introduced a test build of its desktop app for Windows, Mac and Linux machines. The beta release now enables users to automatically import photos and videos. The system initiates the upload process when a camera, phone or SD card is connected to the computer.

Aside from the new importer features, version 1.3.4 also brings a bug fix to resolve a problem with selective sync for Windows 8. Users can also choose to batch upload or download files to and from their Dropbox cloud storage.

The test builds are now available directly from the company, however users are warned to back up their Dropbox content until the software has completed the beta process.



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  1. MyRightEye

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    DropBox

    Lower. The. Price

  1. JDCov

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    Why?

    Why would I want to upload all my photos? I think I will choose what to upload.

  1. chas_m

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    Joined: Aug 2001

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    Automatic upload = meh

    I can see that this would be a VERY HANDY thing for people with SSDs or limited storage on their computer who want to dump pics off the camera card maybe while away from home, but most of us don't have this issue and the amount of storage space required would make it way expensive.

    If you want to offload all your pics to a cloud site, try Flickr Pro ($25/year unlimited).

  1. testudo

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    Joined: Aug 2001

    +1

    Re: Why?

    Why would I want to upload all my photos? I think I will choose what to upload.

    Gee, I don't know. Why would you put photos at all in Dropbox? Oh, wait, so you can sync it to the cloud and all your other devices, so you don't have to worry about losing your work.

  1. testudo

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    Joined: Aug 2001

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    Re: Why?

    Oh, and maybe they're trying to keep up with Apple and their PhotoStream?

  1. testudo

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    Joined: Aug 2001

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    Re: DropBox

    Lower. The. Price

    Yeah, how dare you try to actually make money off your service to actually pay for all the overhead and backend data storage and internet service that is required to actually make this work. You should make it far cheaper. Sure you might lose money on each person who signs up, thus causing you to go out of business one day without warning, cutting off people from their backups and data. But who cares about that!

    Heck, I know, you should use the information you gather from people and sell it to advertisers and the like. I'm sure people wouldn't care about that, as long as your prices were lower!

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