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File permissions in shared folders

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File permissions in shared folders

I have a folder which contains copyrighted photos.  I want to allow a potential client to access these as VIEW ONLY, without the ability to download the files.  Can you tell me how to do this please?  BTW - this is in Dropbox Pro.

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Dropboxer

Re: File permissions in shared folders

Sharing a link or folder with download restrictions is not a feature today. However, this is a known request for several industries.

 

For now you could watermark images and embed copyright info in the image metadata.

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Re: File permissions in shared folders

You cant. Sorry.

 


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Dropboxer

Re: File permissions in shared folders

Sharing a link or folder with download restrictions is not a feature today. However, this is a known request for several industries.

 

For now you could watermark images and embed copyright info in the image metadata.

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Re: File permissions in shared folders

It is absolutely crazy that this is not a feeature. It is a MUST for photographers, allowing people to preview photos.

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Re: File permissions in shared folders

I agree this is unacceptable to not have as a feature. I will have to look somewhere else and probably have to cancel my dropbox plan. Sad.

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Re: File permissions in shared folders

Box is capable of doing this. Dropbox needs to make it happen!
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Re: File permissions in shared folders

First of all, I agree with literally EVERYONE else, it's not acceptable that this is not a feature for Pro/Business. It should just be a given! 

More importantly, however, is that there are clear directions on DB on how to use the function!!! WTF? Why is it listed as a function when it doesn't exist? What kind of game is that? The "Yes" button is grayed out. Just had to waste 20 minutes of my time to figure out that it's just a scam. Awesome. There are so many things that need improving in Drob Box. They all just seem so clear and obvious. 

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