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How to Transform Your Photos in One Click with DropShots

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015
Penarth piers

Unedited original photo taken with HTC Desire S

Did you ever wish your DropShots photos looked just perfect? I’m sure some of you use some sort of image editing software to make photos look better. But you don’t have to use any third-party software to make your DropShots pictures shine – all you need to do is upload them and use the DropShots Editor to enhance them in one click. In this article I’m going to show you how to quickly touch up your photos and make them shine. I’m going to use a very ordinary shot of Penarth piers taken with an old HTC phone camera as an example.

Getting Started

So I’ve uploaded the photo to my DropShots account. Now I’m going to open it with the Editor from the photo’s page by clicking on the paint brush icon next to the photo: (more…)

How to Upload and Manage Photos with DropShots iOS App

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Are you an iPhone user? If yes, then we recommend you to download the official DropShots app for iOS. With this app you can upload photos to your DropShots account on the go. In this post we’re going to show you how to use the app.

How to Upload Photos

First you’ll need to log into your DropShots account from the app. You will then be able to upload your content. To upload photos using the app, click on the Uploads icon in the dock at the bottom of the screen and then click on the “+” sign to start adding photos or videos. (more…)

Essential Navigation Tips for Your DropShots Account

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

dropshots settingsI’m sure you’ve noticed that we’ve been changing some things on DropShots and introducing new design and navigation elements. While we got lots of positive feedback, there were people who had problems with the new interface because they couldn’t find some things. In this post I’ll show you what’s new so that you can navigate around your DropShots account without any problems.

Sorting Order

By default, you photos are sorted by the date when they were taken. This is convenient if all your camera settings are correct, but it can makes things difficult to find if you are uploading scanned photos. Now you can sort photos either by the date they were taken or by upload date. To change how you want DropShots to sort your photos, go to Settings. (more…)

How to Find Duplicate Photos on Your PC or Mac

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

duplicate photosIn the age of smartphones, digital cameras, services like Instagram and DropShots we all take lots and lots of photos. Most of the time we take several shots of the same subject to make sure at least one of them turns out perfect and that’s how we end up with dozens of duplicates or very similar pictures. As these duplicates accumulate, your photo library becomes bloated and hard to manage. Here is a list of some very good duplicate photo finders for both Windows and Mac operating systems.

1. Duplicate Photo Cleaner

This program is my absolute favorite because it’s very accurate and easy to use at the same time. You can use it to find and delete duplicate photos and also to manage similar images like photos taken with different settings, resized and edited images, and so on. (more…)

How to Upload Your Photos and Videos the Easy Way

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Storing your photos with DropShots has a lot of advantages – your photos are securely backed up in the cloud, you can share them with your friends and family whenever you want to, you can access them from anywhere, no matter where you are. Plus it’s an efficient way to organize your photo collection. Plus it’s FREE. However, there are people who still prefer organizing their photos the traditional way because they think that uploading them online will take a lot of time. But that’s not so. With DropShots you can upload your photos really quickly and easily.

DropShots offers two ways to upload files – the traditional browser uploader and DropBox, a desktop tool that allows you to drag & drop files and folders to upload them. While the browser uploader is great for uploading one or two photos, DropBox is ideal for uploading albums. The advantages are obvious – you can upload folders with your photos by simply dragging them into the app window.

Using DropBox is really easy. When you log into your DropShots account for the first time, you will be offered to upload some photos. The first option will be to download the app:


Click on Get DropBox and download the installation file. When the download is finished, install and run the app. You will be prompted to enter your DropShots username and password and then you are ready to upload your photos. To upload your photos, simply drag & drop them into the app window in the Windows notification area:

upload photos

Once your photos and videos are uploaded, your account will be opened in a new browser tab, so that you can view your photos and organize them in your DropShots storage space.

As you can see, uploading photos with our app couldn’t be easier!