Dropbox 2.4 for Mac Adds iPhoto Library Import with 3GB Free Storage

Dropbox has released version 2.4 for download for Mac and PC which allows the saving of screenshots to the service–plus the creation of an instant shareable link copied to your clipboard. We tested this feature out and it works perfectly.

How to take a screenshot on your Mac? Just press Command + Shift + 4 on your keyboard, highlight what you want to take a snap of and let go. Your screenshot will automatically be uploaded to Dropbox and a shareable link copied to your clipboard.

Preferences share screenshots

Also, for Mac users, Dropbox has introduced an importer so users can upload your iPhoto library, which is a feature the company introduced in its iOS app last June:

As an added bonus for all you Mac users, today’s update also includes a nice little importer that copies your photos from iPhoto directly to your Dropbox.

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Note our Dropbox prompt says 3GB of free space will be provided to ensure ample room for our photos.

How to copy your iPhoto images to Dropbox? Launch Dropbox preferences, go to the Import tab, then click on ‘Import Photos from iPhoto” and agree to the prompt.

Preferences import iphoto

Are you going to upload your iPhoto library to Dropbox? It might be worth it for some free space especially if you don’t use iPhoto to manage your photos.

Not using Dropbox yet? Click here to sign up (you’ll get bonus space and so will we). Let us know how this works for you!

Update: You will have to download the 2.4 update manually like we did because it doesn’t update automatically.

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  • danacion

    No 3GB bonus space for me. I guess they think 23.3GB is enough for me.

  • holly

    Didn’t work for me either, but I seem to remember doing something similar quite a while ago, where DropBox gave me extra space for photo uploads….

  • Canuck Gal

    None for me, either, but I had already received 3GB extra when I enabled Camera Upload last year, and uploaded a bunch of pix. Seems that this *new* bonus is only available to those who hadn’t taken advantage of the extra space for camera uploads. Bummer!