Online photo storage and backup

Dropbox lets you backup photos to the cloud from iPhone, Android, Windows, Mac, and your camera.

Backup photos automatically

hg0088登入Whether they’re memories from family vacations or digital assets for work projects, your photos are some of the most important files you have. Keeping full resolution copies backed up with online photo storage can give you peace of mind. Here are just a few ways Dropbox can keep your photos safe:

  • Camera uploads: With this feature, your phone or tablet will automatically add your camera roll’s photos to Dropbox. Or in our desktop app, photos will be copied from cameras, memory cards, or mobile devices whenever you connect one to your computer.
  • Screenshot backups: You can set up our desktop app to automatically move screenshot images to your Dropbox, or have mobile device screenshots backed up using camera uploads.
  • Document scanning: The Dropbox mobile app lets you use your phone’s camera to scan and make digital backups of receipts, whiteboards, and paper documents.
Photos backed up to cloud storage on a mobile device

Organize and browse photos

hg0088登入Unlike many cloud photo storage services, Dropbox makes it easy to get to your image and video files once they’re backed up.  

  • Windows and Mac sync: Install our desktop app, and all your photos will appear in folders you can access from Windows File Explorer and macOS Finder. Organize them into subfolders or make adjustments in image editing software, just like any other file. Any changes you make will update on other devices connected to your account.
  • Photo browsing: View all of your images from the Photos tab in our mobile app, or browse thumbnails for any folder through rimabohsali.com or the mobile app.
  • Image previews: View over 35 image file types from rimabohsali.com or our mobile app. You can preview common files like JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and GIF; app-specific types like Photoshop and Illlustrator; raw formats like CR2, DCR, and DNG; and even iOS HEIC photos. Best of all, there’s no need for special photo software.
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Share and distribute photos

Sending pics of the kids to the grandparents? Transferring image assets to vendors or customers? Dropbox makes it easy and secure.

  • Shared links: You can easily create a link to share any file or folder in your Dropbox. Copy and paste your link into an email, text message, or chat to share with anyone—even if they don’t have a Dropbox account.
  • Access control: Keep your photos in the right hands by adding password protection, expiration dates, and sign-in requirements to your shared links.
  • Shared folders: Want to collect your photos and someone else’s in the same place? Share files back and forth by inviting other people to sync a folder between your account and theirs.
User creating a link to a file to share online

Get space to store photos

No matter how many images you need to keep safe in the cloud, Dropbox can help you store them all.

  • Storage options: Start with 2 GB of free storage. When you need more, paid plans offer 2 or 3 TB for your photos, videos and other files, or subscriptions for teams start with 5 TB or more.
  • Smart Sync: Save space on your hard drive by marking photo and video files and folders you don’t need right away as online-only. They’ll still show up in Windows File Explorer and macOS Finder, but will only take up a small amount of space until you need them.
User selecting to keep files and folders in the cloud to save disc space

Frequently asked questions

How do I store my photos in Dropbox?

Storing your photos in Dropbox is simple and it’s easy to get to your image and video files once they're backed up—across all your devices. For Windows and Mac sync, you can just install the Dropbox desktop app, and all your photos will appear in folders you can access from Windows File Explorer and macOS Finder on your desktop. You can also upload and access all your backed up photos to your mobile device using the Dropbox mobile app. Because your photos are stored in the cloud, you can access them from any device using Dropbox, no matter where you are.

How do I back up photos to Dropbox?

hg0088登入Learning how to back up photos to Dropbox is easy—and instantaneous. All you have to do is save your photos to Dropbox and they’re immediately backed up to the cloud from your iPhone, Android, Windows, or Mac and accessible across your devices. Get more detailed info on backing up photos to Dropbox .

How do I back up photos on iPhone or Android?

hg0088登入Dropbox makes it easy—and automatic—to back up your photos on an iPhone or Android device. When you enable , your photos will upload to the camera uploads folder in your Dropbox account. Camera uploads also has an optional feature you can set so your photos are backed up the moment you take them from your mobile device to Dropbox. After your photos have been uploaded, you can move them to a different folder in your Dropbox account if you’d like.

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