Why Photographers Should Consider Dropbox

As I watch the various online cloud services gather, one of the things that I notice is that many of them want to funnel you toward a specific workflow. One of the reasons why I like Dropbox, is that it works on any of my devices, all of my platforms, and with practically any type of file.

carousel-on-ipad.jpg Carousel (the visual Dropbox companion app) running on my iPad mini.

I like that I don't have to worry about what type of machine I'm using. I have my account set up on both Mac and Windows computers, iOS and Android devices. I also like that it's equally adept at backing up my work, and sharing it with others. Again I have complete control over the process.

A big jump forward for me as a photographer was when Carousel was added to the mix. This companion app for Dropbox provides a photographer-friendly front end to the service. I use Carousel to view, organize, and share my images on both my mobile devices and computers.

I've recorded a short movie that explains more about why I think Dropbox is an excellent match for photographers. You can watch it right here.

And if you want to learn the ins and outs of Dropbox's features, take a look at my lynda.com title, Dropbox for Photographers.

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