This article explains how to enable camera upload (import) for photos and videos in the Dropbox app on Windows 11.
Dropbox is a cloud storage service allowing users to store and share files and folders online. It offers features such as file syncing, file versioning, and collaboration tools, making it easier for teams to collaborate on projects.
One can configure many settings with the Dropbox app in Windows, including starting Dropbox on system startup, disabling Dropbox startup in the background, adding Microsoft Office add-in, turning notifications on or off, managing backups, turning automatic backups on or off, renaming backup device name, changing backup frequency, choosing back up folders, moving backup folder location, and more.
When you use Dropbox on Windows, you can choose to upload your photos and videos from your camera to Dropbox automatically by configuring Windows’ AutoPlay settings. By default, AutoPlay prompts what to do with the camera or device you insert when you connect a camera or external device.
The app has an option to upload only your photos or both the photos and videos.
Uploading photos and videos to Dropbox provides a secure and convenient way to store and share your photos. By uploading photos to Dropbox, you can access them from anywhere, on any device, and share them easily with friends, family, or colleagues.
Additionally, Dropbox offers features such as file syncing, file versioning, and collaboration tools, making it easier for teams to collaborate on projects. Finally, uploading photos to Dropbox can help free up space on your local device since you can access them from the cloud instead.
Import Photos and Videos to Dropbox
As mentioned, users can upload or import their photos and videos using the Dropbox app on Windows. When you change Windows’ AutoPlay setting to send to Dropbox, your photos and videos will be uploaded to your Dropbox account anytime you insert a camera.
Here’s how to do that.
First, you must change Windows’ Auto Play behavior so that photos and videos are automatically uploaded to Dropbox when you insert a camera.
The post below shows you how to change the AutoPlay behavior in Windows 11
Click on Start -> Settings -> Bluetooth & devices -> AutoPlay. Under “Choose AutoPlay defaults,” select Import photos and videos (Dropbox) for what to do with Removeable drive.
Once you set the behavior to use Dropbox, open the Dropbox app below.
You can do that by clicking the Taskbar overflow and selecting Dropbox’s icon to open its flyout window.
When the flyout opens, select the Settings (gear) at the top of the screen and click Preferences.
On the Preferences page, select the Backups tab. Under “Camera Upload,” select “Photos only or Photos and videos” when you enable camera upload.
Click the Apply / OK button to save your changes.
That should do it!
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