Upload a Photo to Dropbox Directly From Your iPads Photos App

In this short video, I demonstrate how to upload a single image to Dropbox from within your iPad/iPhone Photos app. True it is limited, but often that is all you need to do.

There is an alternate approach where you start from within the Dropbox app. It allows you to select multiple images and upload them at one time to Dropbox. I will cover that in another video.

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Transfer and Share Your iPad Photos Using Dropbox

I recently finished teaching a beginning iPad class for PV NET. As part of the class, we covered how to use Dropbox to transfer documents between your iPad and your PC. Dropbox is a service that allows you to store up to 2 Gb of data in the cloud for free. It is quite popular and generally used to share documents.

In the latest version of the iPad app, you can sync photos from your iPad’s Camera Roll to any of your PCs as well as your mobile devices, like smartphones. Because your photos are on the cloud, you can access them from any internet connected device.


An article in WindowsSecrets describes how to set up the iPad App, as well as the small program that goes on your PC. It is simple and requires only a few steps.

1. Sign up for a free Dropbox account at www.dropbox.com

2. Download and install the free application on your PC.

3. Install the mobile app on each of your mobile devices, e.g. your iPhone and/or iPad.

4. Change a couple of default settings, and you are good to go.

Dropbox also makes it easy for you to selectively share your photos with friends using a Public folder. Click on the link below to go to the Windows Secrets article that clearly describes how to do these steps.


If you have an iPad, smartphone, or other tablet, give Dropbox a try for syncing and sharing your iPad photos. In my next iPad class, I will cover additional ways it can help make your photography more enjoyable, by expanding the role of Dropbox.

Give it a try and leave a comment letting us know how you made out. And remember; don’t forget to follow me on Facebook. There is link to Like me on this page.