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Joost Volunteer moderator says

I know how you guys love Dropbox, and how you guys love free stuff, so I figured those who didn’t see it yet would appreciate this pointer ;)

On Lifehackers, this article has been quite popular this week. It discusses a new Beta Testing stimulance by the Dropbox team: install the beta, import 5GB of photo’s and video’s with their new photo import feature, and get a free 5GB of space – of coures you can delete the photo’s from your Dropbox again afterwards!

Even for those of you who don’t want to go through all the trouble of uploading 5GB of photo material, there’s a free 500MB – the first 500MB is added to your account the moment you install the beta, attach a camera and upload just one photo.

Direct link to the thread with download links here

PS: Little trick that isn’t really ‘by the book’, but worked; create a folder called DCIM on a USB device, fill it up with photo’s, pull it out and push it back in. “Would you like Dropbox to import the photo’s from your camera?” :chuckle:

PPS : Please, people, I know it’s tempting, but please refrain from posting referal links (as mentioned in the forum rules)

PPPS : Turns out you don’t even need to upload all the filesthanks for pointing this out, LucidStudios! Simply importing 5Gb worth of files seems to do the trick. You can delete them again once they’ve been imported, even though they havn’t finished uploading yet.

PPPPS : The party is slowly coming to an end

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canimalition says

Wow, I love Dropbox, thanks for share this news :)

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MSFX Volunteer moderator says

Ah, just posted this as well, didn’t see your thread :P grrr ;)

(have disabled mine :(:P )

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canimalition says

Oh Wait, I must upload 5 Gigs photo or video? to get 5 Gigs, waste my time absolutely. :|

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MSFX Volunteer moderator says

Oh Wait, I must upload 5 Gigs photo or video? to get 5 Gigs, waste my time absolutely. :|

if you’re clever (like Joost posted) it’ll take a few seconds to get the space ;):)

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canimalition says


Oh Wait, I must upload 5 Gigs photo or video? to get 5 Gigs, waste my time absolutely. :|
if you’re clever (like Joost posted) it’ll take a few seconds to get the space ;):)

But I have slow connection :(, I’ll try soon :)

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canimalition says

I try to upload file with 1,4 Gigs of Photo, with speed 10 Kb/s, too bad :|

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Reaper-Media Volunteer moderator says

Awesome, i’ll do this soon! :-D

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

Yeah, upload speed is holding me back as well. I’ll be uploading photo’s at max speed the upcoming 48hours ;) No need to put any more effort into it at the moment, though – and if I’m uploading something else in the mean time I’ll just turn Dropbox off for a second.

EDIT : I’ve just noticed my second increase – passed the 1Gig-mark :)

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tsafi says

I already pay the yearly fee, my life is completely hang on the cloud with Dropbox; Anyone who know or master Payton, Dropbox always looking for dev`

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