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Dropbox for Photographers

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Learn how to use the Dropbox cloud-storage service for photo storage and sharing. Find out how to access images on the go and back up important work.

Dropbox is a natural fit for photographers. With Dropbox, you can access images on the go, back up important work, and share images with clients and colleagues. Learn how to use the Dropbox cloud-storage service for all of this and more, in this course with author and photographer Derrick Story. Derrick reviews the photo-friendly features of Dropbox, including automatic backups, Lightroom integration, and smart syncing features to access the same library of images from your desktop, phone, tablet, and any other device with cloud access. Plus, learn how to use the Dropbox mobile apps (available for iOS and Android) to access images on the go.


  • Welcome
  • Explore Dropbox on different platforms
1. Plan Your Dropbox Strategy
  • Dropbox strengths
  • Robust Dropbox features
  • Free storage vs. paid plans
  • Integrate Dropbox into your photography workflow
2. Dropbox Basics on a Computer
  • Install Dropbox on a computer
  • Set preferences
  • Comment on a photo in the browser
  • View the file history in the browser
  • Work on images at the Finder level
  • Where are Dropbox files stored?
  • Set up folders and shared folders
  • Change permissions for shared folders
  • Sync and selective syncing
  • Share computer screenshots using Dropbox
  • Copy and move folders
3. Dropbox on Mobile Devices
  • Configure the iOS mobile app
  • Configure the Android mobile app
  • Scan a document with Dropbox
  • Upload a picture to your Dropbox
  • Create a Microsoft document in Dropbox
  • The difference between the Recents and Files tabs
  • Useful features in the Photos tab
  • Work with offline files on an Android device
4. Move and Share Images
  • Share a photo from your Dropbox
  • Create and share albums
  • Copy images from Dropbox to your device’s camera roll
  • Use the Open In command
  • Select multiple images for moving or sharing
  • Save from camera roll to Dropbox in iOS
  • Copy files between Dropbox and an Android device
  • Review your links history
  • File requests
5. Dropbox for Photographers
  • Upload to Dropbox from a memory card
  • Upload photos to Dropbox from a computer
  • Monitor Dropbox syncing
  • Share folders with pictures inside
  • Use Dropbox to deliver images to a client or friends
  • Copy images to Dropbox directly from Lightroom
  • Use Dropbox with Photos for OS X
  • Integrate Dropbox with Capture One Pro
  • Hide pictures from the Timeline
  • Next steps

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Derrick Story

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