Dropbox 411

If you’ve had photos done with me in the last few months, you’ve received a link to download your images from Dropbox instead of a disc of images.  There are a few reasons for that – but the main one is that it is the fastest most reliable way to get your images from my computer to your computer!

Dropbox allows me to upload your images directly from my computer to a private folder on the Dropbox server (think “in the cloud”).  From there, I can grab the private link and send it to you.  You then go to the link and have the ability to download your images directly to your computer where you can immediately head right over to www.mpix.com to make your prints.  Or if you prefer to use a local print lab (disclaimer… I strongly urge you to NOT use local print labs and only use www.mpix.com to make your prints for quality’s sake!), you can add your downloaded images directly to a flash drive or burn to a disc.

I keep your images on the Dropbox server for up to 2 weeks then they are deleted from Dropbox.  However, just like with a disc, I keep your images on file for a one year period.

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The images below show you exactly how to download your images from the Dropbox link you receive from me.

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This image is what the screen will look like when you click on Dropbox link:

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This image is where you will click to start your download:

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This image is of the pop-up that will occur once you click on the download.  Be sure to click on OK:

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This image is where you can click to view your images on the Dropbox web browser:

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And finally, this is what you will see when you click on the FOR PRINT link (isn’t she cute?!):

See, easy-peasy!  Dropbox is the new normal for accessing your image files from me.  However, should you really truly absolutely need to have a hard copy disc of images from me, I am always happy to do so.  Just ask.  :)

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