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Here is an article with more info as well as a dropbox forum post with more info-

http://www.ghacks.net/2012/02/02/...-gigabyte/

http://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=52900

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Hello Forum users!

Another day another build. We're trying to snipe all the most common bugs. Keep plugging in those cameras!
During this beta period, we are also offering additional free space to test automatic uploading of photos and videos. For every 500MB of photos and videos automatically uploaded, you'll receive another 500MB space bonus, up to 4.5GB total.

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#151
Quote from dumpav View Post :
yeah, i can confirm it! u can just rename any file to .jpg extension if u don't have any photo or video.

i rename some of my .dmg or .iso file to .jpg and put into the DCIM folder and it syn and count!
Totally agree. I renamed some huge(2GB) file to a JPG file and uploaded it. Got 2 GB additional space after the upload was completed.
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#152
On mac, you must go into your preferences and check enable dropbox photo sync (or something to that effect). Then you upload whatever you want .jpg.
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#153
How can you even compare Box and Dropbox if they don't work the same
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#154
Quote from truncj View Post :
On mac, you must go into your preferences and check enable dropbox photo sync (or something to that effect). Then you upload whatever you want .jpg.

i think it enabled by default?
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#155
Quote from ztide View Post :
just fyi.
dropbox can tell that files are the same even if they are renamed.
so just copying the same photo files over and over again to fill up a mem card is not gonna work.

just take some video files and rename the extension to .jpg
then put those on a mem card and run the autoplay. click the dropbox import button in the autoplay and WAIT while it processes (meaning it copies to ur dropbox folder on your computer) and then it will automatically upload to dropbox.

you will not get any extra space until the files upload, so while you will get the first 500mb after the first file is finished uploading you will have to wait for the rest of the files to be uploaded and in each 500mb increment u will get another 500mb.
also, when i uploaded the last 500mb they gave me another 1GB and not just the 500mb
so in total i got 5GB and not the 4.5GB limit they said

i'm now uploading another 500mb to see if there really is a limit
i love my 100Mbit/sec university connection!
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#156
Quote from ztide View Post :
also, when i uploaded the last 500mb they gave me another 1GB and not just the 500mb
so in total i got 5GB and not the 4.5GB limit they said

i'm now uploading another 500mb to see if there really is a limit
i love my 100Mbit/sec university connection!
How did you get 5GB? I uploaded >5GB of pics and only got 4.5GB extra space...
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#157
Quote from metaldood View Post :
Box >> dropbox
Using both Box and Dropbox =Win Big Grin
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#158
I just finished getting my 5gb, now I'm at 24.4gb after my referrals (doubled for being in college). Thanks OP!

If you have a slow upload, copy files that are already in your dropbox folder to a flash drive, and connect that up. They upload practically instantly (since dropbox recognizes them), and you still get the free space.
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#159
fail..... i already have this.... thumbs down for not clearing in original post... thought it was something new
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#160
Quote from AlanSmithee View Post :
Absolutely, it's retroactive. Just log in to DropBox, then go here: www.dropbox.com/edu and link your .edu.

Your referral bonuses will instantly double.
Wow! I had no idea Dropbox let's you link existing accounts---or that the referral bonus can be applied retroactively to your past referrals too! Thanks so much for that tip and link! Amazing!! Just gained a few gigs of more storage. Smilie
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#161
Quote from AndroAsc View Post :
How did you get 5GB? I uploaded >5GB of pics and only got 4.5GB extra space...
don't know.
had 3gb originally and while was uploading also got the 250mb "guru" bonus (but i wasn't counting that).
each 500mb bumped me 500mb except the last one gave 1gb.
now i have 8.2gb
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#162
Quote from AndroAsc View Post :
How did you get 5GB? I uploaded >5GB of pics and only got 4.5GB extra space...
oh, and the 5gb was the limit.
i just tried upping another gb and no more was added to my quota.


now im uploading to my other dropbox account (my main one).
lets see if it will give me the 5gb again....
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#163
The main drawback of the free sugarsync account seems to be that they only allow syncing between 2 computers. This is probably fine for most people, but I know some probably have 3 or more computers.

Quote from thorasaurus View Post :
I tried but couldn't get my Dropbox to expand with this method even after installing the new software. Then I found SugarSync which has a desktop client, has sharable desktop folders (like Dropbox), and has a mac menubar icon.

Oh yeah, and they give you 5 gb free anyway without all the hoops. https://www.sugarsync.com/free/

I don't work for them or anything; I just think it's pretty much the same without the hassle of uploading 5 gb of pics/videos.
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#164
Quote from Maschil View Post :
fail..... i already have this.... thumbs down for not clearing in original post... thought it was something new
This was not posted in the forum build changelog until 1.3.12 which was released on 2/1. If you have this, you've been running it since all if yesterday, which is great for you, but hardly TD for the fact that the OP coudn't read your mind and find out that you had it a day before the rest of us.
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#165
In theory dropbox should compress the files it transfers pretty well, so if you were to upload a large number of files that were all one repeated character, but were named to look like images, you might be able to store a large amount of data without tying up your data transfer for hours


All you'd need would be 4.5 gigs of fake jpeg files [amazonaws.com] Smilie

Unfortunately I can't get the new feature to work on XP Frown
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