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iOS Portrait mode Duplicate Camera Uploads

iOS Portrait mode Duplicate Camera Uploads

Ugin
Helpful | Level 5
I just got a tons of duplicates running Camera Upload on my iPhone X iOS 12.2.
For every Portrait mode picture I get 2 in DB. One “original” and one processed with bokeh. I would rather have just the processed one with a blurred background as I chose Portrait mode on purpose and want to keep that very photo. Or at least get an option to choose in the settings menu whether I want to upload original files as well. Now I have like 1600 duplicates that I need to process.

Please assist.
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Re: iOS Portrait mode Duplicate Camera Uploads

Rich
Super User II

There are no settings to control this if you're using the automatic Camera Uploads feature. It simply uploads all new photos in your Camera Roll. If you want more control over which photos are uploaded, you'll need to disable Camera Uploads and upload your preferred photos manually.

Re: iOS Portrait mode Duplicate Camera Uploads

Ugin
Helpful | Level 5

But it never happened in the past. So i assume there was something changed that Dropbox started uploading both versions of file instead of just one.

Maybe it's possible to request this fearute in future releases? 

Re: iOS Portrait mode Duplicate Camera Uploads

Daphne
Dropboxer
Hey there @Ugin,
 
Indeed, uploading both the original and the portrait mode of photos was made available recently on iOS. I’ll make sure to pass along your feedback about this feature to our dev team for review. We always appreciate the feedback given on Dropbox features!
 
Hope you have a great day ahead - Cheers!

Daphne
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: iOS Portrait mode Duplicate Camera Uploads

Chris R.29
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Is there any update here? I'd like the option to only upload the portrait photos as well (not the original). I now have tons of duplicates.

Re: iOS Portrait mode Duplicate Camera Uploads

Ugin
Helpful | Level 5

Hello. Still no updates. 

It's been more than 6 month.

I would like to have a flexibility and be able to choose whether I can:

  1. Upload both files (e.g. Original and Updated (Portrait, cropped, etc.))
  2. Upload only one copy (either original or edited)

This is fairly simple to implement with a couple of checkboxes in settings.

For now I have thousands of duplicated which i need to manually look through to pick the copy that I want. 

Please assist. 

Eugene

Re: iOS Portrait mode Duplicate Camera Uploads

Ugin
Helpful | Level 5

Still the same

Re: iOS Portrait mode Duplicate Camera Uploads

Daphne
Dropboxer

Thanks for your feedback on this everyone!

I don't have any further info or updates to share with you on this at the moment.

We do currently have an active feature request thread here, where I can suggest to show your support by upvoting the idea. This will allow us to track all the feedback on this more effectively.

If there's anything else I can help with in the meantime, please don't hesitate to give me a nudge here.

Thanks!


Daphne
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: iOS Portrait mode Duplicate Camera Uploads

Ugin
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Thank you! Upvoted

Re: iOS Portrait mode Duplicate Camera Uploads

theannest
New member | Level 2

This same issue has been bothering me for months. My uploads are now out of control due to the duplicates. I don't want to disable Camera Uploads because the whole point of it is that it is quick and easy. Any updates? And how do I upvote? Thanks!

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