How to Export Images to Dropbox

When a live photo event is finished, we often will open up the Fobo app the next day in order to export all the files captured during the event. Having all the files from an event in one place allows us to keep track of it for later and to share the images with the client, whether the client is a corporate party coordinator or a the bride and groom from a wedding.

To export files from Fobo to Dropbox:

  1. Start with at least one new image or test shot in the gallery.
    1. If you don't have any images in the Fobo gallery yet, go ahead and take a photo now.
  2. Go to the Settings menu from the Fobo app's main menu.
    1. If you are already in photo booth mode, then swipe back with two fingers to return to the main menu.
  3. Once inside the Settings menu, use the "Dropbox Export" button.
  4. On the next screen, if Dropbox is not connected, select "Connect to Dropbox"
    1. This will ask you to log in to your Dropbox account so that Fobo can write files into your Dropbox.
    2. Once Dropbox is connected to Fobo, you're ready to go to the next step.
  5. Back on the Dropbox Export screen, select a date range (Starting and Ending times) which covers the image(s) you wish to export.
    1. Often a "shorter" date range will work better if you're testing things out. It will finish much faster.
  6. Type in a custom folder name, or use the default name.
  7. Select "Start Export" and wait for the export to finish.
  8. Once the files are in your Dropbox you should see folders for all of the following:
    1. Originals
    2. Finals
    3. Animations
  9. You should also see a "CSV" file (i.e. fobo-export.csv) which includes metadata and details about the exported images. This file indicates that the export has finished and you can expect to find all images from the selected date range in the Dropbox folder that was created.

Continually sync files to Dropbox

Note: if you want your images to appear in Dropbox in real time while the Fobo app is taking new photos, then see our write-up on Syncing Fobo files to Dropbox.

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