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Old 11-23-2017, 06:47 AM   #1
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Taking Pictures In The Field And Linking To Folders


here is what I want: to take pictures at a job/prospect and have them linked to a folder. If they could auto populate in a Dropbox folder under a new filename that would be enable someone back in the office to update the social media page.

Is there an app like this?
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Old 11-23-2017, 09:18 AM   #2
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I use Google Keep.

It syncs...computer to Notebook...smartphone and computer. Whatever you put on one, syncs to everything.

You would have to go to whatever program holds your photos and save it to Keep.

I find myself using it more everyday as it's so versatile.

Free also and no ads of any sort.

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I'm still reading about KEEP, but doesn't look like it's caught on well. I'll keep reading, thx.

easy syncing is the reason I've stuck w/ Apple products, saving a note on my laptop syncs w/ the phone seamlessly and I don't have to figure settings.
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Dropbox probably has a function like this already. I use Google Photos as my main gallery app and it's easy to select a bunch of photos and move them to a folder or create a gallery, which I prefer as it leaves all the photos in their original location.
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If you use something like onenote you can keep a folder for each job in it and take pictures from within the folder
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Box or Egnyte have a feature that allows you to take photos through the app which then get synced to whichever folder you’re in. If you want real customization consider using BIM360 Field. If you want to get even fancier and really wow your clients - holobuilder.
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you can easily moves photos from your phone to dropbox... check here https://www.dropbox.com/help/photos-...loads-overview
I don't use it but it looks like it could work well. If you find it works well let me know I think my home remodeling business could probably benefit from something like that.

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I use the camera upload feature on dropbox. I don't have to worry about every losing pics and it's on my desktop, phone and cloud. I can access them any where. Then I file them under a folder.

I actually have two folders for clients. One is their customer folder. It contains all of their paperwork and any design pics. Once the project is started I have an Job Pic folder that they also have a folder in and that is where I store the pics. Because I am constantly moving pics, editing pics and deleting items I don't want to accidentally delete a contract. I know it's backed up, but not worth the risk, IMO.

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TNT-does that mean everything you take on your phone syncs w/ Dropbox and you then have to delete the non-relevant/personal stuff?

I currently have it setup in a similar fashion. One distinction is that I use a coding system such that uses year and month (that the project contract was signed) and name.

ie:
2017/01-Dunn Trim
2017/02-Johnson Doors
2017/02-Smith Addition

using OSX Photos is what is so cumbersome, auto uploading to DB may be the answer.
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TNT-does that mean everything you take on your phone syncs w/ Dropbox and you then have to delete the non-relevant/personal stuff?

I currently have it setup in a similar fashion. One distinction is that I use a coding system such that uses year and month (that the project contract was signed) and name.

ie:
2017/01-Dunn Trim
2017/02-Johnson Doors
2017/02-Smith Addition

using OSX Photos is what is so cumbersome, auto uploading to DB may be the answer.
Yes, I have to sort through. Usually do it every few days. Takes about 10 minutes at the most.

I found that I can find things better if everything is alphabetical. I will often be on a quote and want to pull up a job to show the prospective client and a-z is easy for me to reference quickly.
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Yes, I have to sort through. Usually do it every few days. Takes about 10 minutes at the most.

I found that I can find things better if everything is alphabetical. I will often be on a quote and want to pull up a job to show the prospective client and a-z is easy for me to reference quickly.
You can take pics directly from dropbox specifiying they are uploaded directly into the job folder.
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You can take pics directly from dropbox specifiying they are uploaded directly into the job folder.
That's what I am saying. When you use DB mobile it dumps the photos in a folder called Camera Uploads. You can then sort them into any folder you wish. I typically do it when I get back to the office as it's far easier to control.
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I have the google photos app on my phone and everything I take automatically gets synced so if I lose my phone, or laptop or both, it's still backed up. From there I could use drop box, or just make a gallery to share with clients.

It's also creepy good at content awareness. I wanted to show some freestanding tubs I've done in the past. I just searched for tub, and it showed all the tubs I've taken pictures of.

Likewise with kitchen or bathroom or framing. I didn't keyword these photos. It just knows.
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Wow! Very fascinating. Have you tried adding your pics to google maps? Would it be helpful to see which jobs need attending/fixing/quoting or completed?
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ever tried company cam? no storage on phone & based on location - all goes to the cloud & you can download pics later into dropbox, local, or whatever
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Company Cam look great. Have you used their product? What’s the service like?

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