Update for Dropbox for Mac Brings Support for iPhoto Imports and Screenshot Uploading
The popular cloud storage service, Dropbox, recently announced an update that will provide Mac users with new capabilities when it comes to uploading, storing and sharing both screenshots and iPhoto libraries. Version 2.4.0 of Dropbox for Mac adds the ability to automatically save screenshots captured on a mac to a connected Dropbox account. After doing so, Dropbox automatically creates a link to the screenshot and copies it to the user’s clipboard so that it can be shared with ease.
The update also gives users the option to copy their iPhoto libraries to Dropbox via a built-in importer tool. Upon first use, the application creates a top-level Dropbox “Photos” folder, where the iPhoto copies will be stored whenever an import is initiated. It automatically arranges photos into subfolders corresponding to the events in a user’s iPhoto library.
This feature is said to be compatible with iPhoto 7.0 and up but it is unavailable if the Dropbox desktop app is linked to a Dropbox for Business account or if a user already has a folder dedicated to their iPhoto library. In addition to the aforementioned features, version 2.4.0 also adds OS X 10.9 Mavericks support has much faster upload and download speeds for large files. Those of you interested in downloading version 2.4.0 of Dropbox for Mac can do so from the company’s website.