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Enable searching EXIF metadata on website and mobile apps

Enable searching EXIF metadata on website and mobile apps

New member | Level 1

Hi Dropbox and Carousel team,

I have been a faithful and long time user of both Dropbox and Carousel, but have recently switched to Microsoft OneDrive as my Cloud Drive provider. What I have experienced is that in some ways the Office Online integration is better than with DropBox, but apart from that, the hole experience is not as I have come to expect as when I was using Dropbox. But since I have got 1 TB for free, work, I would need new features from you guys at Dropbox, to make me return ... and now back to my enhancement / feature request for Dropbox and Carousel, for both Apps and Website.

Please enable EXIF photo data search in the Carousel App, and hereafter on website as well !!

I guess it would be a matter of extending the already implemented full text search in dropbox for include EXIF information. This would enable users of Dropbox, and specifically users of Carousel to be able to search on photos taken on a specific location, GPS tag, or date/year, or folder/album name.

Fellow Dropbox users, please vote on this enhancement request !

33 Comments
New member | Level 1

I second this suggestion. The photos page as well as the photos feature in mobile apps would be much more useful if it had a search function. I have a 10.000+ photos collection and finding the right pictures is a nightmare without being able to search for keywords/tags.

New member | Level 1

I would very much like to have the possibility to search images through exif info as well!

New member | Level 2

I am candidate to this feature to !

New member | Level 2

PLEASE!!!!!!OMG!

New member | Level 2

This would be great to have, please implement this!

Helpful | Level 6

I have thousands of photos in DropBox. I turned on Camera Uploads years ago, and never turned it off. I love DropBox, and I love having all my photos safe. But when it comes time to find that photo of my son at the beach, or that video of a presentation I took at a conference... I get endlessly frustrated with scrolling through photos and video organized by date. 

Right now I'm considering using http:confused face:/photowranglr.com for DropBox - it gives you the same search features that iOS and Google Photos has. 

Does anyone else still keep photos in DropBox hoping they do a Carousel 2.0 or something? Has everyone already migrated to iCloud or Google Photos? 

Dropboxer

Hey @alphachannel,  

Thanks for posting your request on the Dropbox Community and sending in your feedback!  

We're happy to hear that you love the service. Heart 

At the moment this is not an available feature, though it's a great idea and maybe other users will also share your enthousiasm about it, I'd like to thank you for your letting us known here and encourage you to keep sending us this feedback . Please keep in mind that the "Share an idea" section of the Community is closely monitored by our product specialists for further improvements! 

Thanks again for your comments, hope you have a great rest of the day!  

Warm regards, 

JaneA 

Helpful | Level 6

DropBox suggested I post this here instead of the questions sectoin. I have thousands of photos in DropBox. I turned on Camera Uploads years ago, and never turned it off. I love DropBox, and I love having all my photos safe. But when it comes time to find that photo of my son at the beach, or that video of a presentation I took at a conference... I get endlessly frustrated with scrolling through photos and video organized by date, especially on my iPhone. Its gotten really bad. 

Right now I'm considering using http:confused face:/photowranglr.com for DropBox - it gives you the same search features that iOS and Google Photos has. It uses machine learning and computer vision to extract lots of searchable, relevant metadata on every photos and video. 

Does anyone else still keep photos in DropBox hoping they do a Carousel 2.0 or something? Or has everyone already migrated to iCloud or Google Photos (which I don't recommend because of Big Brother reasons)? 

New member | Level 2

Having the same issue, > 18000 photos and videos on Dropbox, but having to scroll through them to find the one I need. I've been waiting for the iOS feature (to find objects, faces,...) to appear in Dropbox.

Thanks for the link to Photowranglr, but this seems to be still in the development phase. 

 


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Explorer | Level 3

Hi @alphachannel !

 

Thanks for opening a great discussion. Being quite a moderate photoshooter, I found thousands of photos overwhelming my iPhone. And... there was DB for the resque. Now all of them are up in the cloud, but.... there is no way to sort , filter or find anything. 

Photowrangler looks nice, but they want as much a yearly sub fee for DB just for indexing over 5000 of pix. 

Did you see those prices unfair ?

Should a talent pool like Dropbox make use of AlexNet (or other public trained convolutional neural networks) to deliver photowrangler functions (and much more) as a value-added offer for a more reasonable price ?

 

Have a nice day !

Andrew

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