Now, I’m no professional photographer, but I do really enjoy taking photos and thanks to my smartphone I can do this pretty easily, many, many times a day! If there’s one thing that you're almost guaranteed to see me taking photos of, it’s probably my cats. Like, seriously, it’s not even funny how many photos I have of them but I just can’t help myself.
While my phone is a pretty awesome piece of technology, it doesn’t have an unlimited memory and with my propensity to snap away throughout the day, the memory that it has can fill up pretty quickly.
Thankfully, camera uploads allows me to take as many photos as I like, without having to worry about filling my phone up
Turn on camera uploads
If you haven’t already got your camera uploads turned on, I highly recommend you do it now. It’s really simple to do and only takes a couple of minutes, but it will save you a lot of time and space in the long run. If like me you're using an Android device, all you need to do is open the mobile app, tap on the menu button and select Settings, then under Features tap on Camera uploads, then tap on Backup photos and when prompted tap Allow
If you’re on an iOS device, it’s a little bit different but equally as simple. Just go to the person icon and tap on Camera uploads. Then, tap OK and select what you would like to upload and if you would like to use cell data, then tap Turn on camera uploads.
Organize your photos
Frankie - our latest addition
I often found myself looking for photos on my phone for ages, only to find I’d scrolled past the tiny image 2 or 3 times before I spotted it. Since I enabled camera uploads, I no longer have this problem because all of the photos I take are automatically added to a folder called Camera uploads in my Dropbox account.
From here, I can move them into different folders, add tags, and do a few other things to help organize my photos, like changing the naming convention and adding various automations. Then I can simply search for the photo I want in the search bar, although I will admit, in my case, searching simply for“cat” doesn’t really make it any easier to find what I’m looking for 👀
Tell us what you think
I’d love to hear about how you use camera uploads so please leave a comment below. I’d also equally love to see some photos of your pets, bonus points for cats!
Big thanks to everyone for sharing all of these wonderful photos of your pets! I'm particularly liking Winnie's Halloween vibes, we're thinking of dressing Romario up as James Bond this year, so I'll be sure to share another photo of him once we get his costume sorted!