Get Upto 5GB Additional Space in Dropbox for Testing Camera Uploads [Tip]

Here is a chance for Dropbox users to get upto 5GB of free storage space. Dropbox is testing an experimental setup of automatically uploading photos and videos whenever a camera connected, dvd or a SD card is sensed. This is just a new feature that Dropbox has started since a few months and it’s time for Dropbox’ers to get upto 5GB additional for free!


To begin with, you must first have a camera or a dvd packed with a few photos and a couple of videos. Nevermind the videos. The photos alone will do good. Make sure to have a less number of photos. Having a large number of photos will simply extend your uplaoding time. Remember, we are here just to get the additional 5GB of space and not actually upload crappy photos to our Dropbox account. 😉

Dropbox says, “For every 500MB of photos and videos automatically uploaded, you’ll receive another 500MB space bonus, up to 4.5GB total. To clarify, you can get up to 5GB of free space with this feature, if you count the initial 500MB space for the first photo import.” in the Experimental Forum Build.

To begin with, you must have the latest version of Dropbox application installed in your PC, Mac or Linux. If you don’t have it, you can download over here. After installing the latest version of the application, follow the below instructions.

  • Log into your Dropbox account.
  • Connect your camera, dvd or SD card. An autoplay pops up immediately showing this big photo importer. If you want to automatically import all the photos and videos whenever the camera, dvd or SD card is connected, check the tick box and click “Start Import”.
Dropbox Photo Importer
  • Dropbox will now do the pretty job of digging into your device and gather all the photos and images and put in a new folder named “Camera Uploads”. If you have a large number of photos or videos in the device, you will have to wait for a matter of minutes until Dropbox imports all the files and uploads them.
Dropbox Photo Importer Progress
  • In the mean time, Dropbox will automatically send you notifications at the bottom left in the system tray about the increases in the space. In my case, I uploaded sort of 100 photos and voila! I got a 3GB increase in space.
3GB Bonus Space for Camera Upload

Pretty great, huh? Remember that Dropbox will give you the additional space only if you use this photo importer. Dropbox gives out free spaces to users for trying out stuff and referring Dropbox to friends. This is one of those reasons why I prefer Dropbox over the other cloud services out there.

If you aren’t on Dropbox yet, make sure to join it with this link. You will get an additional 500MB if you use this link. 😉 Happy Dropbox’ing!