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Sorting camera upload photos into folders automatically

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Is there any way to have dropbox sort my camera uploads into folders automatically? I have all of my iPhone photos syncing and it creates a huge, unmanageable folder. It would be great to have them bucketed into folders by month or even year automatically.

 

 If not, does anyone have any ideas of how I can make the folder more manageable?

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Re: Sorting camera upload photos into folders automatically

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There isnt I'm afraid.

All I've done is inside of 'Camera Uploads' I've made directories for each year and I move the photos from each year in to the corresponding folder every few months.

 


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Re: Sorting camera upload photos into folders automatically

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That's a bummer. Thank you for your advice and help slightly smiling face

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Re: Sorting camera upload photos into folders automatically

ven Level 2
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I did that in couple of ways:

1. Use the Developer API key from your dropbox account and write a program that would read independant files in the "Camera Uploads" folder and create a folder automatically with "YYYY-mm-DD" and move that file into the folder (slower approach)

2. Sync the files to your computer and have the program to arrange files in the local computer which will then sync to drop box (faster approach)

I understand that this involves some coding, however I dont see any app or functionality in dropbox that can do this.

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