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Jul182012

Dropbox photos integration

A major new feature in the latest PhotoMeta version is Dropbox integration. It's now easy to browse through your Dropbox photos while PhotoMeta extracts all possible metadata including focus points, histograms and GPS info. And although Dropbox has no native support for RAW photos, in PhotoMeta they work in the same way as JPEGs. In combination with the new full screen mode, it's now a breeze to scroll through your Dropbox RAW photos. 
In order to make the Dropbox browsing experience as smooth as possible, the metadata is extracted while the full image is downloaded.

While implementing Dropbox support I found out that there's a missing feature in the Dropbox app that a lot of photographers complain about. It's not possible to save a full res photo with the Dropbox app. The "Save" action imports a reduced size photo. It's comparable to what iTunes syncing does. And not only is the photo reduced in size, a lot of the metadata is stripped too.

Time for PhotoMeta to come to the rescue. When you browsing through your Dropbox photos, importing the full res photo is just 2 taps away.

 


I have to add though that this feature is limited to JPEG photos. Not that it's technically challenging to get the RAW photos, but for third party apps it's just not possible on iOS to import RAW photos. You can count on it that saving full res Dropbox RAW photos will be added as soon as a new iOS version allows it.

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Reader Comments (2)

This reminds me a lot of what Adobe does with their Adobe Bridge or Adobe Air product. In any event it's a nice new feature for a better Dropbox. I like it. Thanks for the info. That's why I looked into it.

July 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLea Bringin

Thanks for the info. In order to make the Dropbox browsing experience as smooth as possible, the metadata is extracted while the full image is downloaded.

November 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdhgate

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