How to Sync iPhoto Library with Dropbox?

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Dropbox is an online photo & video backup service. Dropbox is one of the best desktop application available in the app store and it is helpful in file synchronization. You need to download and install 'Dropbox Desktop Application' on your Mac to sync your iPhoto Library with Dropbox. To sync iPhoto library to your Mac, you will need to find the file for the existing iPhoto library in 'Picture' folder. When you install Dropbox on your Mac, it will create a dedicated folder i.e Dropbox folder on your Mac for storing your photos, videos and files. You can simply drag your iPhoto library from the Picture folder directly to Dropbox folder on your Mac.

Here are the steps to Sync iPhoto Library with Dropbox:

  1. Go to https://www.dropbox.com/ & sign in to your account. If you don't have an account, then create one.
  2. Download "Dropbox Desktop Application" on your Mac from the Apple App store & launch it.
  3. Locate the file for the existing iPhoto library in your Picture folder.
  4. Go to iPhoto Library and choose "Quit iPhoto" to make sure that iPhoto is not running.
  5. Copy your "iPhoto Library" file into your Dropbox folder.
  6. Launch iPhoto. To launch iPhoto Library, simply double-click the iPhoto Library icon which you copied in Dropbox folder. It will automatically sync to your Dropbox folder.
  7. Open the file in iPhoto by holding down the Option key.
  8. Select the iPhoto Library option that's not the default. Now, iPhoto Library stored inside your Dropbox folder by default.
  9. Now, when you add new photos into iPhoto Library or make any changes to existing photos or organize them, then it will automatically backed up to Dropbox.
  10. You have another option to sync iPhoto Library i.e "Drag-and-drop". Here you can simply drag your iPhoto Library from the Picture folder directly from your Mac to Dropbox folder.

You can install PicBackMan's Dropbox uploader for Mac from the website and start backing up photos and videos.

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