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Loading photos onto my husband's drop box account

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My husband is paying for a large amount of space on dropbox.  We each take photos and download them on our separate computers.  I would like to view his pictures stored on drop box and I would like to load my pictures onto his drop box so he can see my photos.  Do I need to buy the same amount of  dropbox space on my computer?  Or am I able to upload and download photos and files stored on his dropbox?  


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Re: Loading photos onto my husband's drop box account

Hey @patricia b.28, the ”Share” label is more than accurate, as your inquiry pertains to how you could go about sharing between accounts- thanks for checking in with us on this inquiry by the way! 🤓
Kindly note that an upgrade on one account doesn't apply to other accounts (that is unless you're working on a Dropbox Business team, where members share a quota pool), however it’s up to you to upgrade depending on your needs. Nonetheless, I’d happily advise on how you could get going with the photo upload using your current setup & we’ll take it from there.
At the moment Patricia, your best bet would be asking your husband to send you a View-only shared link  🔗 to your photos (which shouldn't take up any space on your account online). Anything added over time will be reflected on your end, so you’ll be able to see any recent uploads when you re-load the shared link. 
Following, you can add photos to his account in return through a File Request. (Tip: I’ve also created this walkthrough, which could point both of you towards the right direction.)
Hopefully my message brings a bit of clarity & provides you a useful alternative; please let me know how my suggestion works for you or in case you need further assistance in any way. Thanks for checking in with us on the Community! 


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