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Choosing which folder to add camera uploads

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

With multilpe users on my dropbox account, I need a feature where I can select which folder mobile uploads are directed to. My wife and I both use our phones for work, and we take a lot of pictures. Dropbox currently mixes all the photos we both take into a combined folder. I would like to have a serparate folder for each of us.

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Super User II
Super User II

@Speakender wrote:

With multilpe users on my dropbox account...


I doubt Dropbox will ever implement this. The thing to remember is that a Dropbox account is meant for a single individual and not meant to be shared. That being the case, according to Dropbox, multiple upload locations shouldn't be needed.

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I see this issue from 2 years back - is it possible to choose the folder that your camera automatically uploads to? I have 2 devices and I want the images to upload into my own folders - NOT the CAMERA UPLOADS folder???

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hey there @craigvs - how are you today?

From what I understand you'd like to designate a folder for your automatic camera uploads for each of your devices. 

The current way that the automatic camera uploads feature works is to upload all the photos from your connected devices into the default Camera Uploads folder.

This is because we treat your Dropbox account as one account where it makes sense that you would want all your photos to be in one location. There isn't a way currently to have each device upload into its own Dropbox folder using the automatic Camera Upload feature.

Since this is not an option at the moment, I am passing your comments along to our developers as a feature request - thank you for the feedback Craig. 

In the meantime, you can manually upload photos and videos to any location with your Dropbox account and offline them as well if needed. 

I hope this helps to some extent and let me know if there's anything else I can do for you. Thank you!

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Thanks Walter. This would be a good feature to add as I've seen this question being asked quite a lot online.

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Thanks for the reply and additional input @craigvs - I appreciate it. 

As I understand how this would be useful to many of our users, I went ahead and put your feature request in our list - thank you for your valuable feedback.

If you have any more suggestions, questions or even feedback to share with us, please feel free to reach out Craig. 

Happy Monday too!

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I'd like to see the ability to change the "Camera Upload Folder" name on a per device basis. If you have two phones, tablets or what have you, post sorting is a nightmare.

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

I vote for that too - Camera Uploads is fine for a default but each device should be able to pick an upload folder.

Explorer | Level 4

I also vote for that. It would make my by a prof. account as I then can really use dropbox as I want to... My two devices with full automatical upload without any need of manual "interruption"..

Please bring that feature to the app.

 

Kr, HIV77

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Thanks for the additional feedback @HIV77  - make sure to also upvote it from above (clicking on the like button would do the trick)!

If there's anything else you'd like to add too, please let me know. 

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

This feature would be Great! Please implement.