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DropShots Update: a Better and Sleeker DropShots for Windows

Friday, December 20th, 2013

When you are trying to upload photos in bulk, it’s all about speed and usability. You want to upload your photos and videos as quickly as possible and that’s where DropShots desktop uploader comes in. If you’ve never used it, now is the time to download it and see how easy it is to use our desktop tools for Windows and Mac.

As our Mac users already know, we’ve been doing a lot of work with DropShots for Mac and DropShots for iOS. We’ve enhanced these program with new features, updated their look and feel, and streamlined the upload process for your photos and videos. This doesn’t mean that we’ve forgotten all about DropShots Windows users. On the contrary – we’ve just released a brand new version of DropShots for Windows and it features some great improvements.

First of all, we made it look a lot better – it’s sleeker, more intuitive, and looks really nice on both Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers. But keen software users know that it’s not all about the looks, it’s about the combination of great features, trusted technology and the looks. That’s why you’ll be pleased to hear that we’ve updated DropShots desktop tool’s functionality. Now it does a better job converting FLV videos to MP4, so that your videos play flawlessly on the website.

We encourage you to download the new DropShots for Windows and give it a go.

 

The New DropShots for iPhone and iPad Supports iOS 7

Monday, October 14th, 2013

DropShots for iOSThe latest and greatest iOS 7 has been getting a lot of praise for its clean design and cool new options. Because of its new look, apps designed for the previous versions of iOS didn’t look too good on iOS 7.

Well, we haven’t been idle here at DropShots and we’ve been working on a new version of our iOS app. Today the new version of the DropShots app became available for download. Now DropShots for iOS fully supports iOS 7 and has a cool new look. The new app works flawlessly on devices that have already been upgraded to iOS 7 and it will continue to work well on older versions of iOS.

We recommend that you update your DropShots app as soon as possible and enjoy its new look and feel.

If you’re not using the app yet, then why not give it a try? With its help you can upload, share and edit your photos, and manage your DropShots account on the go. The app is 100% free and is available on the App Store.

Important DropShots for iOS Update

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

dropshots ios app

For the past month we’ve been working on DropShots for iOS – our iPhone and iPad app for uploading and managing photos in your DropShots account.

Our main goal was to optimize photo upload and make sure that it works flawlessly no matter whether you are uploading one or a hundred photos.

We’ve just released a new version of out iOS app – DropShots 1.3. In this new version, all previous problems and glitches that some users were experiencing when they tried to upload a large number of photos have been solved.

The new DropShots for iOS uploads images a lot faster than before. This means that you can upload as many photos as you want from your iPhone or iPad.

If you have the previous version of DropShots, we recommend that you update the app as soon as possible. Updating will fix any issues you may have had and will make uploading your photos a lot faster.

Download DropShots 1.3 here.

 

 

New DropShots for iPhone is Out!

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

We’ve had some great feedback from our users about our iPhone app. Thank you for using it! Now is the time for an upgrade because we’ve just released new DropShots for iOS and it has lots of cool new features.

First of all, we are excited to offer full iPad support. Now you can use the app on your iPad to manage your photos with DropShots.

Another feature that our users have been asking for is the option to share your DropShots photos on Facebook. Now it’s possible. To do that, simply go to your Gallery and open a photo. You will see the Facebook sharing button. Tap on it, then add a caption and post the photo to your DropShots album on Facebook.

We’ve also greatly improved the Gallery. Now you can view all your DropShots photos and videos on your iOS device, no matter which device you used to upload them. You can also download your photos from DropShots Galleries directly to your iPhone or iPad.

And last but not least, you can now go ahead and download the DropShots iPhone app even if you don’t have a DropShots account yet. Get the app and it will let you register and start uploading photos in less than two minutes. All this for FREE.

So, what are you waiting for? Download the new DropShots for iOS now!

 

The New DropShots for Mac App Is Out!

Monday, March 4th, 2013

We are happy to announce the release of DropShots for Mac 2.0. With this app Mac users can upload photos and videos to their DropShots account quickly and easily. The new release for DropShots for Mac features some major improvements and fixes.

New Interface

The latest version of DropShots for Mac has a brand new user interface. Now the app has the proper Mac look and feel. In addition to that, the new interface makes DropShots even easier to use thanks to a more intuitive installation process and drag  & drop support.

Faster Uploads

We know that everybody wants to be able to upload their photos as quickly as possible. That’s why we keep finding ways to speed up the DropShots app and make uploads fast and flawless, just like in DropShots for Mac 2.0.

More Supported Formats

.JPEG, .PNG, .GIF, .ICO, .PSD, .RAW – you name it. Now DropShots for Mac supports even more image and video formats.

Stability Improvements

The previous version of DropShots for Mac had a few bugs, which have been fixed with the new release. If you run into any new bugs, let us know and we’ll do everything we can to fix them as soon as possible.

Import Instagram Photos to DropShots

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Do you use Instagram to share photos you make with your iPhone or Android phone? Instagram is a fun and easy way to share photos with your friends using Facebook, Twitter and Flikr.  That’s great, but we thought it wasn’t enough. And most of our users agree with us. We’ve been receiving requests for a feature that allowed to import Instagram photos to DropShots. So, we’ve added an Instagram import feature.

Now DropShots users can connect their Instagram and DropShots account and seamlessly add Instagram photos to DropShots. Now you’ll be able to share your photos with friends who don’t use Instagram, back them up with DropShots, edit them with our new powerful photo editor, and even create cool and unique products featuring your photos.

So what are you waiting for? Log into your account and import your Instagram photos!

The DropShot iPhone App Is Out!

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Not long ago we mentioned that we were working on a DropShots app for iOS devices. And now we are excited to tell you that the app is available for download on the App Store. You can download it from this page.

DropShots for iPhone allows you to share, edit and store your photos online on DropShots.com. With this app you can upload your photos to secure online storage and easily share them with your friends and family. You can upload any photo using DropShots – the photos you’ve just taken or the existing images from your iPhone albums. The app supports bulk upload and file compression as well. This makes sharing photos faster and easier than ever before. But that’s not all – the DropShots iPhone app has a cool built-in photo editor that is amazingly easy to use and has the tools to satisfy a pro. With this app you can:

  • upload your iPhone photos and videos to DropShots
  • manage your DropShots account
  • edit, resize and enhance your photos with a powerful photo editor
  • share DropShots photos on Facebook
  • and more…

DropShots is more than a simple photo upload and editing app – it’s sharing memories made simple. And best of all – it’s free! Click here to download it now.

Coming Soon: DropShots for iPhone

Monday, December 17th, 2012
DropShots for iPhone

DropShots for iPhone

Wouldn’t it be great to upload photos, edit them and manage your DropShots account right from your iPhone, without having to use your computer? Well, soon it will be possible. Right now we are working on a DropShots iPhone App that will have some cool features. Here are some of them:

  • upload your iPhone photos and videos to DropShots
  • manage your DropShots account
  • edit and enhance your photos with a powerful photo editor
  • share DropShots photos on Facebook
  • and more…

We are planning to release the app very soon. So keep an eye open for updates!

Great New DropShots Photo Widget!

Friday, February 17th, 2012

I just came across a great little utility built by one of our brilliant programmers that I wanted to share with you. I thought this item was especially neat and worthy of blogging about. This little widget allows you to display thumbnails of your most recent DropShots photos anywhere on the internet with just a single line of code. These thumbnails are clickable back to the larger view on your DropShots page. As you add new images to your DropShots site, the thumbnails in your widget will automatically update. Don’t worry, in keeping with DropShots’ montra of making things simple, yet powerful – you can pick up this single line of code and simply past it into your site in less that a minute.

Here’s where to find the code: just click on a thumbnail from the user homepage to get to the day view. Now click on the "Widget" icon below the main image and a dialog window will pop up – see example below. Now just make your selections of vertical/horizontal and number of images – then copy the code where you like. Now whenever you update your DropShots images, your widget images will be updated as well, keeping your site updated – without even trying.

DropShots Photo Widget

Photo Widget Creation

Please keep in mind that you will need to be logged into the account from where the images are to be fetched – or just change the user="user id goes here" in the code. So if it looks like images are being pulled from the wrong account, that’s because that was the account you were "logged into" at the time you grabbed the code snippet.

Message From The President

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Dear Valued Customer,

I wanted to give all our valued DropShots users an update and some information regarding the service interruptions our users may have have experienced over the past 36 hours.  First and most importantly, the site is back up and functioning – better than ever.  Now for what happened: the interruptions began when our server hosting facility suddenly lost power.  Immediately following the power failure, our engineers went to work solving any and all problems caused by the loss of power.  While this is an extremely rare occurrence, our engineers were prepared with all of the necessary backup hardware and software to get DropShots back on-line as quickly as possible without any loss of information.

In the wake of an event such as this, we at DropShots will again be reevaluating how to make the site, and most importantly, your information, as safe as possible.  I want to reassure you that everyone at DropShots knows how much you value your images and comments, we all use the service just like you, as do our families and friends.

Several questions were repeated by our users, during this outage that I wanted to address.  The first question was "is DropShots a viable business" – in these tough economic times, that’s a valid question.  The answer is that DropShots is doing very well, even in these tough times.  DropShots experienced a growth rate of 80% in 2008 and we just finished adding 15 new storage servers last week to accommodate continued growth in 2009.  While I expect that many more photo printing and sharing services will close their doors in the coming months and years – DropShots will not.  Our growth will likely be accelerated as other companies cease to exist.  We are now storing and serving over 39 million photos and videos…and growing every day.

The second question frequently asked was "are my photos gone?"  I think everyone knows the answer to that question now that they are all back on-line.  It’s important to know, however, that we take extreme precautions to protect and back up our users’ images.  The bottom line is that our users’ images were not ever at risk of being permanently lost during this past outage.  We’ll work on a better way to communicate this to our users during an outage, should it occur in the future.

I thank you for your continued use of and trust in DropShots, we will continue to take the responsibility of this trust very seriously.

Sincerely,

Brian Pond
President
DropShots.com