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Re: The Photos page is changing...

Explorer | Level 3

I knew the photos was changing, but where did my albums go?  I've read that I can't create new ones (which is ridiculous, unless there's another option coming -- fingers crossed), but surely I can access my old unshared albums?  Somewhere?  

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Re: The Photos page is changing...

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JunHill850B wrote:

My photos are automatically uploaded and then I organized them into folders according to my jobs.


Which you can still do.

 


I used these with my clients to view the rooms we are working on, and can share the folders with them as we work. We also used it to easily share hundreds of photos with our website design team.

The folders you place your photos in can still be shared.

 


... and only show a screen of tiny thumbnails (with no ability to make them large enough to view)

Change the display from list view to grid view.

 

c18c1fc8ab53261cbf62e6a141096a9c.gifGrid View in a shared folder5521d7c007e168ca5041dae961bfc0f7.gifGrid View in your own account

 

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Re: The Photos page is changing...

Helpful | Level 6
Came back to see if they had pulled the trigger yet, and they sure have. The new Photos 'app'/page is completely useless. Its an unresponsive turd with 0 functionality. Why even bother having it? I'm very much vindicated in cancelling my Dropbox subscription now.

"https://www.cultofmac.com/216665/a-tour-of-dropboxs-amazing-new-albums-feature/" << They should do a follow up.

I hear a lot of people talking about Dropbox focusing on tacking the Enterprise market, they've got no chance. Every enterprise worth knowing about is getting storage services from MS, Google, etc. It comes built into other software offerings. Why pay for Dropbox when you are already spending money that offer the same service with much more already?

Dropbox differentiated itself from its competitors by having a better product...now, well now they have nothing worth knowing about. I will sit back eating popcorn over the next few years and watch Dropbox circle the drain on its way to complete obscurity.
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Re: The Photos page is changing...

Helpful | Level 5

Well folks, it took me over a week to deal with reorganizing, downloading and uploading, and storing all my files in Google Drive and Google Photos---hunched over a computer even longer hours than I usually do. And guess what? As much as it was a pain in the ass and I was furious at the idiocy of how Dropbox handled this unresponsive turd of a Photos page (to use the phrase of the last user who posted here), I am SO GLAD I have moved all my stuff. The Google Photos platform is so easy to use, beautiful and full of smart features.  Let this encourage you: Just get out. It's worth the annoyance and mind-numbing work it will take to move all of those files. 

 

I've already downgraded my subscription so that the payment won't renew. I've moved on to greener pastures, and left the dark ages of Dropbox.  

 

Good luck to all of you!

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Re: The Photos page is changing...

New member | Level 2

Stunningly dumb decision to eliminate Albums. That is the ONE feature that kept me using DropBox. I will now begin the process to decommission my account. Whoever came up with this idea should lose their job. Hope it was worth it!

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Boneheaded move to eliminate Albums

New member | Level 2

Wow. An unbelievably stupid move to eliminate Dropbox Albums. It was the ONE feature that kept me with Dropbox. Say bye-bye to me and many, many other users. Truly mindboggling.

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Re: The Photos page is changing...

New member | Level 2

This is so silly and puts me off Dropbox which otherwise I like a lot. I would love to further subscribe and buy more storage, but what's the point when Google photos blows Dropbox out of the water.

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Re: The Photos page is changing...

New member | Level 2

The changes made to remove the photo albums and sharing capability in the Dropbox web site are a massive step backward in your service.  I have been a paying Dropbox customer for many years, and the photo album sharing capability was one of the defining features that made me choose your service over other competitors.  

 

As an IT professional myself, I read your explaination of the reasons of why the sharing capability was removed as "Our devops guys couldn't figure out how / didn't want to make this work at scale, so we are essentially giving up and removing the feature... Sorry 'bout that - have a zip tool!".  The person/group at Dropbox that made the decision to pull album sharing are going to cost the company a lot of loyal paying customers in the long run.

 

It is unfortunate, but I am seriously re-evaluating whether or not I will continue to use your service, or go elsewhere for my cloud storage.  I will gladly pay a few dollars more each year to another provider to have the ability to quickly and efficiently share photos and videos from my cloud storage.  I don't pay for a cloud service to have that provider summarily remove an existing capability and replace it with a stop-gap, inefficient measure down the road because, well... just because

 

 

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Re: The Photos page is changing... for the worse

Helpful | Level 5

Why did you decide to do this stupid move? You have made storing photos on Dropbox completly useless. Why did you do that? I'm unable to find anything, can't spend months scrolling photos a screen at a time. I only decided to use Dropbox because I purchased a new Mac with only half the storage of my old one. So being able to store and manage files and photos on Dropbox via my browser was the attaction. Now the experience is garbage.

 

I'm the user - make the experience better for me not worse please. 

 

Jim 

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Re: The Photos page is changing...

Helpful | Level 5
Totally agree. This is the worse change to a service I've ever come across in my 40 years of using computers.
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