Cloud Photos auto-uploads images to Dropbox

The Cloud Photos photography app for the iPhone will, as the name implies, capture, control and share photos in the cloud.

The $2 app also provides image and album management functions, and shares shots over social networks or privately — making it a lot easier to automatically post pictures everywhere as they are captured than is possible with iOS’ built-in photo tools.

Cloud Photos uses the Dropbox service for storage to sync and store photos, “freeing your mobile photos from your phone,” developer Syrp says. It also saves storage space on the iPhone: Cloud Photos only saves a thumbnail version of photos on the iPhone, developer Syrp says, “saving you 40X the space of the original photos. This gives you more space for apps and media, while making your photo library available online or offline. The original files are available to be downloaded at anytime to share.”

When new photos are automatically synced and uploaded to Dropbox, you’ll “never worry about losing mobile photos again,” Syrp adds. Photos synced with Dropbox appear in your Photos folder, so you have access to them from anywhere. Users set whether uploading occurs over WiFi or 3G.

Cloud Photos’ camera tool offers white balance, focus, exposure and grid controls.

Syrp Inc., is self-described as “two brothers in a basement in Toronto, Ontario, Canada making sticky sweet applications.”

 

 

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Paul Worthington is a journalist and consumer imaging consultant. He produces the annual Future Imaging Summit at PMA@CES, and writes for PMA Newsline and PMA Magazine, as well as other publications.