October 1, 2013
In June last year, Dropbox debuted its Camera Upload feature on its official iOS app, enabling you to automatically save the photos you take on your iDevice straight to your Dropbox account. Now, the popular cloud storage service has introduced a similar feature to its official Mac app. Dropbox for Mac has just been updated to version 2.4, and with the new version comes the ability to automatically upload the screenshots you take on your Mac straight to your Dropbox. What's more, Dropbox automatically creates a link to your screenshot and copies it to your clipboard, so you can immediately share it. After installing the latest version of Dropbox for Mac, you'll be prompted to enable this feature after taking a screenshot on your Mac using the keyboard shortcut Command+Shift+3 or Command+Shift+4. You can also toggle this feature anytime by going to the Import section of the Dropbox app's Preferences pane. There you can also enable another new feature: importing your photos from iPhoto directly to your Dropbox. This feature assigns a specific folder for your iPhoto photos, with support for subfolders for events in your iPhoto library. "A lot goes into keeping all your photos in one place and always having them handy to share, and we hope small improvements like these return that time to you," writes Dropbox in a new blog post. "This way you can focus on taking photos and screenshots — and let Dropbox take care of the rest." To download and install Dropbox for Mac 2.4, please click here.