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Backup iCloud Photos in Dropbox

Backup iCloud Photos in Dropbox

Macnerdy
Explorer | Level 4

Hi!
I'm trying to manually copy my photos stored in iCloud Photo Library to Dropbox as well (not camera upload, but manually). All edits made up to that point and the original file formats (HEIC and HEVC) should be retained.
However, for some unknown reason, HEVC videos are always converted to MOV even if the appropriate options on iOS are set correctly. Effects such as SuperHDR are lost as a result.
I don't want to have to use Google Photos, but they could do it all automatically and easily. Is there a way to do it with Dropbox? Do you have any experiences?

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Re: Backup iCloud Photos in Dropbox

Hannah
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Hey @Macnerdy, welcome to the Dropbox Community.

 

Can you let us know the steps you're following to add the photos to Dropbox?

 

Are you using our mobile app or our desktop app?

 

Any additional info on the process, would be really helpful.

 

Thanks in advance!


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Re: Backup iCloud Photos in Dropbox

Macnerdy
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I am using the iOS app. It doesn’t make any difference whether via share sheet or directly from the app.

Re: Backup iCloud Photos in Dropbox

Megan
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Hi @Macnerdy, you mentioned share sheet or directly from the app.

 

Could you walk me through the steps you follow when uploading content, in each of the cases, please? 


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Re: Backup iCloud Photos in Dropbox

Macnerdy
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I selected the photos for upload on the iPhone. Then I pressed Share and Dropbox and I uploaded into a folder.
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