The entry of Google in cloud storage arena has forced other cloud storage services to improve and provide better facility to their users. Since Google itself is a big name and it’s offering free storage of up to 5 GB to its new users, other cloud storage service like Dropbox which has a large number of users is mainly under pressure. Hence to compete with Google Drive, Dropbox which was earlier offering 2 Gb free storage to its users, has extended free storage up to 5 GB. The extra storage is part of a new automatic camera upload tool for Dropbox and this extra space brings it on the par with its rivals like Google Drive, Box.net, and SugarSync.
How it works?
The automatic camera upload tool for Mac and PC was in beta until now. It automatically uploads photos to a private Camera Uploads in your Dropbox account once you connect a camera, smartphone, tablet or SD card.
Once your photos are uploaded, Dropbox has a new online Photos page, where you can see large thumbnails grouped by month. You can hover over them to find the date, or click to see a full-resolution version. As part of an earlier feature introduction, you can also share individual photos with a link, just like any other files in your Dropbox. Your first auto upload will secure 500 MB of free Dropbox storage, and as you fill the space up, it will be bumped up to 3 GB. The space you earn is permanent and can be used for the life of your account, but it’s only for the Camera Uploads folder – if you move photos or files from your other Dropbox folders to the Camera Uploads folder, you will not earn free space.