It seems that Dropbox is picking up the "raw" version of the files for upload.
To repro the problem:
1) On an iPhone 7/8 Plus, compose a new photo in Portrait mode
2) Allow Dropbox to identify and upload the photo
3) Compare the photo on the phone vs the photo on the computer
The iphone will display the enhanced color and blurred background, all of which is lost/abandoned after the upload is complete.
Dropbox needs to identify and upload the same photo that the user sees on the iPhone, since that's the version he or she composed and saved.
Here's an interesting detail: The Dopbox auto-uploader does not pick up the "fancy" Portrait mode photo, as noted in this thread.
However, if you manually choose to upload the photo through the Dropbox UI, the Portrait mode effects are retained.
So Dropbox DOES have access to the correct photo, it's just that the auto-uploader is choosing the wrong file.
Yes, photos uploaded to Dropbox, using the Dropbox app's manual file uploader, do arrive with all applied photo effects intact. The auto-uploader has a problem though.
Please note that this is not an iOS beta issue. ANY photo effects you choose while taking a photo, or add to an existing photo, are not uploaded properly by the Dropbox auto-uploader. This includes filters, coloration, and even cropping and rotation. Portrait Mode photos are a new (and beta) thing, but this is much more widespread than that.
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