Dropbox experiments with frictionless photo and video importing
Dropbox has introduced an experimental new feature to the latest forum build of the application that automatically syncs photos and videos from cameras and smartphones to Dropbox once connected to a user’s desktop or laptop.
Users can choose to have Dropbox automatically sync all media to the service upon connecting a device – including Androids, iPhones and normal point-and-shoot digital cameras. This is the first time that Dropbox has offered such functionality at the most important stage of digital archiving – initial import.
Apple and Google have already set the precedent for frictionless media uploading to cloud-based storage. Apple’s Photo Stream saves a copy of every image taken on an iOS device to iCloud, while Android users can choose to automatically back-up smartphone media to Google+.
This “Experimental Forum Build” is available for Linux, Mac and Windows and comes complete with a strong warning to back-up your current version of Dropbox before upgrading.