Over the course of this title, we will work with desktop web browsers, Android tablets, and iPhones to demonstrate the various features that Dropbox provides for photographers. In this movie you will be introduced to the workflow we use to present this material so you'll always be up to speed as you work your way through the training. Hosted by photographer and writer Derrick Story.
- [Instructor] There are a variety of ways to access Dropbox, they've worked really hard on this. Through a web browser, through an application, and through mobile devices. And we're going to work with all of those throughout this training, so I thought hey let's take a moment and get our bearings before we dig in to this really cool cloud-based platform. So right now we're looking at Dropbox in a web browser, I happen to be on a Mac using Safari. However if you're on Windows, looking at Chrome, if you're on a Linux platform web browsing, it should look pretty much the same.
And Dropbox has worked hard on that, so all the web browser stuff should translate across all three platforms and through all the browsers that run on them. Now Dropbox also runs as an application on a computer. Let me go ahead and minimize this for a second. And here we are, we are at the finder level now. And I have Dropbox installed on this computer and I'll just mouse over that and you can see the version and that it's up-to-date. And we will take a few moments to see where this Dropbox icon lives on all three platforms, on Macs, on Linux, and on Windows.
So that way you can get to it and work at the finder level also because I think the finder level is really enjoyable. I love working with Dropbox. Some things you have to do in the web browser, a lot of things you can do at the finder level and I think it's just easier. So we'll be doing that also. And then one other area that we'll be working is on mobile devices. Let me pull up a mobile device here for you. So we'll be using Dropbox on both iOS devices and that'll be an iPhone.
And so that'll have the iPhone shape. And then Android, and that'll be on an Android tablet. Right now we're looking at the view for an Android tablet. And again Dropbox works great on both of these platforms. Now most of the time it behaves the same on iOS and Android. There are a few differences and what I'll try to do is I'll show you the differences for Android in particular if it varies a lot from the iOS movie that is shown.
Know if you're an Android user and you're watching me use it on an iPhone, it should be pretty much the same. I'll get you oriented as to where this is on iOS versus where it is on Android. And you should be in good shape. Again Dropbox has worked hard on having a uniform experience across all the different platforms. All right so anyway I just wanted to make sure that we were all on the same screen because on the same page doesn't work for this. Before we get going, now let's start digging into this cloud-based platform because I have so much to show you.
- Understanding free vs. paid Dropbox plans
- Installing Dropbox
- Setting up shared folders
- Syncing and selective syncing
- Setting up the Dropbox mobile app on iOS and Android
- Sharing photos and albums
- Copying and moving files
- Uploading photos from a memory card or computer
- Using Dropbox with Lightroom, Photos for OS X, and Capture One Pro