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

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

Sirty
Explorer | Level 4

Currently in the process of moving all my files over to Google Photos.  Wish this wasn't the case, but I'm happy to leave a company who no longer cares about those of us who got them to where they are today.

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

Mike H.57
Helpful | Level 6

The original notification about the changes said (with no sense of irony, apparently)

 

"Creating a better photos experience

We’re continuing to work on new photos and file experiences on dropbox.com. As we learn more about how our users prefer to work with photos, we’ll launch improvements to the experience."

 

At the moment, as everyone agrees, its not "better".

 

And I think it's pretty clear that "how our users prefer to work with photos" is with shareable albums, not folders.

 

(Remember, DB, like you used to have ...)


Are we ever going to see any improvements that get us close to what we used to have? Or should I just cancel?

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

Charles L.5
Helpful | Level 7

No, that was just PR bull**bleep**.  It's pretty clear Dropbox has dropped any real support for photos.  Sharing was the key.

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

M S.1
Collaborator | Level 9

BOOM!!!!  There it is!  Anyone else get this bull**bleep** email?

 

 
 

Hi M,

If you’re anything like Jason McNeil—a pro photographer who regularly works with magazines, hair salons, and make-up studios—putting your work in the best light is critical. But he’s often had to package everything in a jumble of links and email attachments, then send new versions after every revision.

We gave Jason early access to Dropbox Showcase. Here’s what he had to say:

“Dropbox Showcase has changed the way that I work with my clients by making it easier for me to store, share, and track my work from the same place. It’s simple to use, and it’s effective. When I share my work with partners in a showcase, I know that I look professional every time. And because the files are synced directly with my Dropbox, I don’t need to worry about version control.”

 

 

See what you can do in Showcase when you sign up for Dropbox Professional.

Learn more

 
 

 

Now you can be like Jack. 

 

What a joke.

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

M S.1
Collaborator | Level 9

Or Jason....   Whatever.

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

Darren S.1
Collaborator | Level 10
Yep. So they’re holding the old features to ransom. You get can them back by paying twice as much.

Anyone else notice that one of the other vaunted features for the new level of account is “sharing controls” - which I’m taking to be passwords and expiry dates on links? Pretty sure I have them on my account at the moment so I wonder how long it is before they take those away too.

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

Rich
Super User II

Darren S.1 wrote:
Anyone else notice that one of the other vaunted features for the new level of account is “sharing controls” - which I’m taking to be passwords and expiry dates on links? Pretty sure I have them on my account at the moment so I wonder how long it is before they take those away too.

If you have them, you'll keep them. Only new Plus accounts won't have them.

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

M S.1
Collaborator | Level 9

Sort of like this then:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/help/carousel-shut-down

 

"

What happened to the private albums that I created in Carousel?

You can continue to access your private albums using Dropbox. To view your photos online, go to photos.dropbox.com.

To view your photos on the Dropbox Android app:

  1. Open the main menu.
  2. Tap Photos.
  3. Tab Albums."

 

"If you have them, you'll keep them. Only new Plus accounts won't have them."

 

or

 

"If you like your doctor you can keep him...."

 

Nobody can trust what Dropbox says. 

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

Darren S.1
Collaborator | Level 10
What Drew giveth, Drew taketh away.

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

PlanetJuno
New member | Level 2

Hi folks,

We were exhausted by all the frustrations so we built a solution for photographers and videographers, -- www.planetjuno.com --- . We know there are small bugs/ integration issues and a few features required. We aren't quite there yet but getting there.

We genuinely were just 2 people who thought that you should be able to look at your photo on a feed, grid or map..and share easily. We built the platform searching metadata, which is quite cool when you use the map. Take it easy on us, We aren't corporate machines, just wanted to try and build something we wanted.

Hopefully it helps you guys as well.

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