Frequently Asked Questions

Let's be honest. Here are some unorganized tips.

Making a new gallery.

Simply make a new folder inside your /Dropbox/Apps/Photoshoot.io folder (on your computer, or on http://dropbox.com) and put some photos in there. Everything is synced automatically. The URL will be https://yourname.photoshoot.io/folder-name.

What's that weird _settings.yaml file in my gallery folder?

We store some settings in a file inside each each of your gallery folders. If you delete it we will make it again. And again. And again. So get used to it, it's your new friend. You can actually edit it yourself (it uses a syntax called, you guess it, YAML) if you'd like. It's where things like title, date, and theme settings live. You can even set a gallery password yourself and watch it get automatically encrypted. It's pretty neat.

Adding a cover image to a folder.

Profile File

Drop a photo named cover.jpg into your gallery folder. It should be at least 1280px wide and as tall as you prefer. We'll resize it automatically if it's bigger.

Adding a cover image to your public profile.

Profile File

Drop a photo named cover.jpg into your Photoshoot.io folder. It should be at least 1280px wide and ideally 300px high. We'll crop it automatically if it's bigger, so it's not a huge deal.

You can check out https://lrh.photoshoot.io for an example.

Adding a profile photo (aka avatar) to your public profile.

Profile File

Drop a photo named profile.jpg into your Photoshoot.io folder. It should be a square image, ideally 300px by 300px. We'll automatically resize it to 150px by 150px and do our best to account for Retina displays for you.

You can check out https://lrh.photoshoot.io for an example.

Adding a logo to your public profile.

Profile File

Drop a photo named logo.jpg into your Photoshoot.io folder. It should be at most 280px by 40px. Feel free to double that size and we'll scale it appropriately for Retina monitors. We also support .png files in case you wanted to use one.

You can check out https://lrh.photoshoot.io for an example.

Organizing the photos in a gallery.

Photoshoot organizes photos alphabetically by file name, so feel free to rename them to get the order you want. Essentially, the order they're in on your computer is the order they show up in the gallery. Except all fancy-like.

Regarding subfolders.

If you create subfolders in a gallery Photoshoot will ignore them. We have some cool plans for subfolders, but for now, stick to organizing photos into single folder galleries.

What does Photoshoot do with my photos?

We will never directly alter your files. Even if you cancel your account (we will miss you if you do - please send us a postcard!), we don't delete anything from your Dropbox account.

We use Dropbox's syncing feature to get temporary copies of your files, which we then resize to make smaller versions, cropped versions, and so on. We store those on our server for a limited amount of time before they self-destruct like lemmings (little known fact: lemmings don't commit suicide, that was a hoax by Disney. True story).

We will never make any claim to copyrights or anything like that. We're just a tool. A middle man, between you, your photos, and whomever you want to show them to. You can read more detailed and lawyery information in our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Are there more features planned?

Absolutely! We have piles of neat and useful features planned for Photoshoot. Especially ones that help professional photographers manage their business and workflow better. Keep an eye on our blog (launching later this week) where we'll announce them when they are released.