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Aug 23, 2014 20:40 |  #1

How did I just find out about this? It seems to be a really easy and cheap way to get pictures to a client without putting them on a card or disc. I can save them to my Dropbox folder on my computer and attach the link in an email. Anyone else use this?


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Aug 23, 2014 21:10 |  #2

I use it as as part of my backup system.


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Aug 23, 2014 23:31 |  #3

I use it to deliver photos to my college athletic dept. customers. Works great.


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Aug 23, 2014 23:45 as a reply to  @ bpalermini's post |  #4

Hmm... can we use the Microsoft OneDrive idea the same way?

looks like you start with 15 GB free...


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Aug 24, 2014 00:25 |  #5

i like dropbox alot, i to use it as a part of back up system,and if i'm at another computer i can get easy access to my photos quick and fast,i haven't done the e-mail attachment yet though.


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Aug 24, 2014 00:26 |  #6

I use Dropbox for sharing family pics with family members. It's also good for sending any other files to those who need them.

It's way better doing it this way than sending by email, because then the files don't clutter up your email or take up space.

You can also use Google Drive for this, but I find Dropbox to be the easiest to use (for now).


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Aug 24, 2014 01:00 |  #7

I use Dropbox to get photos to the magazine I do shoots for. Way easier than email or a USB drive.




  
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Aug 24, 2014 01:19 |  #8

Dropbox is a great way to access files on multiple devices and share them with others, but....

Dropbox is NOT a good backup. Automatic synchronization is a double edged sword: When you delete, overwrite, or corrupt a file, those changes get applied to all copies.




  
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Aug 24, 2014 07:51 |  #9

I've had several people recommend Dropbox to me but, admittedly, I also don't know a great deal about it.

How does it work, and how do I get it to work for me?


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Aug 24, 2014 08:35 |  #10

Help Center » Photos and Videos
https://www.dropbox.co​m …ory/Photos%20an​d%20Videos (external link)

How do I share folders with other people?
https://www.dropbox.co​m/help/19 (external link)


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Aug 24, 2014 08:42 |  #11

I use dropbox to deliver photos all the time and love it. It's also greatness when you invite someone new to dropbox to pick up their photos because you get more (permanent) space when they create an account.


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Aug 24, 2014 08:46 |  #12


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Aug 24, 2014 09:01 |  #13

Dropbox is a good and industry standard tool for commercial delivery and archive that I use every week. When you exceed your storage limit, you will have to go to Pro at $10 a month which is not what I would call cheap. I think other sites such as SmugMug offer superior interface and print/gift fulfillment for personal and family clients.


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Aug 24, 2014 09:12 |  #14

I've had no joy with Dropbox. I try to batch upload Image files to it, but only the first shot gets the green tick, the rest stay on pending and never complete!?! It's a shame, as I was hoping to use it for customer delivery.. :-/


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Aug 24, 2014 09:24 |  #15

I have all of my images taken on my Android device uploaded to Dropbox directly. I also have LR watch the folder so that the images are automatically imported into the catalogue about 10 seconds after taking the shot.

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