Hello, I have six cell phones that I will have employees taking photographs on. I would like the photos to go to a central location such as DropBox. What I’m looking for is one place with multiple folders such as: Cell Phone #1, Cell Phone #2 etc. Each phone would ideally have it’s own folder within the main upload folder.
The issue with DropBox is that everything gets uploaded to the “Camera Uploads” folder. If there are 3 people taking pictures at once, then all of the photographs would be uploaded to the same spot. I would need each camera to upload to its own separate folder.
Any help with ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Dan you didn’t mention if they were iPhones, Android or a mix of both. It’s likely slightly more difficult to come up with a cross platform solution.
Good catch, I didn’t say. I’m sorry, I was in a hurry while typing that. All of the phones are Android.
How about using IFTTT to upload new photos into a folder in whatever online storage service you would like to use?
That might work. I’ll have to play with it tomorrow. Do you know if you can specify a folder to put the photos in?
I haven’t tried it, but I believe you can.
Check out “FolderSync Pro” at least on android.
Thank you so much, foldersync looks like it will do the trick.
Excellent! Three thoughts/ experiences on usage:
- It can be difficult to identify which folder the camera app saves to for auto upload to work. It helps to consciously change the folder to something known.
- The auto uploader can get stuck every once in a while. Keeping this in mind and figuring out the way to prod it into working helps. Usually all it takes is to start the app again.
- The settings are powerful, can allow you also to delete when uploaded or sync both ways. It’s powerful, but it can also screw you over if you misinterpret a setting - it does delete as instructed. Maybe do backups until it’s second nature.
Other than that: works very well. Have fun and happy snapping!
Thank you for the heads up on the possible dangers. Have you ever had it delete a photo from the phone, but not upload it.
It never deleted a photo on my phone as a bug or error. If it deleted something, I configured it to do so - either to optimistically or by limited understanding of what a setting would lead to. So: user error. Given the right care, this should not be a problem. (E.g. simply don’t set “delete from phone after upload” and then “synch both ways” and then connect to an empty folder. )