Dropbox adds photo and video import support directly from your camera

Dropbox has just introduced a new feature with their new "Experimental Forum Build" beta app for Windows, Mac and Linux, which now essentially enables users to automatically import photos and videos directly from your camera. The system starts the uploading process when a camera, phone, or memory card is connected to your computer. Your photos and videos will then be sent off to the cloud, or rather, the DropBox servers, becoming accessible by all your other Dropbox-supported devices.

According to Wired's Gadget Lab, Dropbox users have have already logged quite a few complaints over in the Dropbox forums. For example, some users may take so many pictures that they "don't want them all clogging up their limited cloud storage". This new feature also adds another level of complexity to the Dropbox app itself, when it's already relatively simple to have a third-party app store chosen photos inside your Dropbox folder. On the flip side of things, anything that makes photo backup easier can only be a good thing, right? Consider it a belated Christmas present from the guys at Dropbox.

The test builds are now available directly from the company itself, although users have been notified that they should probably back up their cloud-stored content beforehand. Readers, tell us if you like the new feature, and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

[via Wired Gadget Lab]