Dropbox question

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Ollifi, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. Ollifi macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2013
    If I use Dropbox Camera Upload on iPhone, and then "share link" to some image. And then I give link to a friend. So can the friend see the location of image shooting place? I mean are location data transmitted to Dropbox and shared images there.

    Sent from my iPhone
  2. sand_man macrumors 6502a


    Jun 3, 2011
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  3. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    If your image has GPS metadata, then i dont see why it shouldnt have been transferred correctly. Does your image have that?
  4. Ollifi thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2013


    I have camera turned on in "Location Services" at iPhone settings. But I want that the pic shoot location saves to my pictures, but I want the location to remove if I share the picture, for privacy reasons. Is that possible?

    And is there app for windows which I could use to check if picture has location data.
  5. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    What you are referring to here is what is called EXIF data that shows the location a photo was taken.

    Some photo sharing web sites automatically strip out the EXIF data for the privacy reasons you mentioned. I know the photo sharing site Imgur strips it out. From a quick search of the Dropbox support forums, it does not appear Dropbox strips out the EXIF data like you want.

    Here is an article showing some methods to view or remove the EXIF data from a photo.
  6. vilatore macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2013
    You can share content but not as GPS location, you can share photos, video, files, in saying all that is contained

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