Dropbox is introducing a new way to share photos without using a social networking site in the next few weeks.
Drew Houston, the CEO of Dropbox, is working on a system where people can share their photos without giving them to Facebook or other social networking sites. This way a person has more control over their images. Rather than being limited to sharing particular folders, the new feature allows users to see all their stored photos and create albums to be shared on public sites as a private link to an online album. While still entrusting one's content to cloud storage, Dropbox receives funding through storage fees rather than advertisements such as Google+ or Facebook, giving the service no reason to publicize a users photo. The new upgrade also makes deleting or cleaning up photos easier than on other popular sites by having user accounts directly connect to their file browsers on their PC.
Although numerous users are not too worried about online privacy, Dropbox will probably still host many accounts with its mobile and online interface. This feature is created like a file browser, so photos can be directly integrated into Dropbox, allowing the user the option of controlling where the photo is to be sent instead of an application seizing it the moment the shutter releases. Facebook collaborated with Dropbox last year because of the social networking's interest with cloud storage, and this website is likely to gain more attention in the coming month.
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