Dropbox update brings automatic screenshot uploads, iPhoto sync


Popular cloud storage and sync service Dropbox has updated its desktop app, bringing support for automatic sharing of screenshots and an importer for copying pictures from iPhoto to a Dropbox folder for Mac users.

Following the update, all the screenshots taken on a PC or Mac can automatically be saved straight to Dropbox. Dropbox will also create a link to the users’ screenshot and copy it to the clipboard in a bid to facilitate sharing screenshots.

To enable the screenshots feature on a Mac you can click on the Dropbox icon on the menu bar, click on the gears icon and select Preferences to bring up the Preferences pane. You can then click on the Import tab and select Share screenshots using Dropbox. Dropbox will also prompt you to enable the feature the first time you take a screenshot using the standard keyboard shortcuts for Mac (Command+Shift+3).

After enabling the feature, Dropbox will automatically save it to a folder named Screenshots in your Dropbox folder and will also copy a link to the screenshot that you can immediately share.
On Windows 7, pressing the Print Screen key will save the screenshot to the Dropbox folder, while pressing Ctrl + Print Screen keys will save the screenshot to your Dropbox and copy a link to the screenshot that you can immediately share.

This will help in easy sharing of the screenshots and a user will be able to do so by easily sharing these links saved on their desktop clipboard. Additionally, the app users on Mac can now import copies of the photos from iPhoto for iOS, directly to Dropbox account. The update adds a new importer to the app which does the importing of iPhoto library to Dropbox with a single click.

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