Locr DropBox for Mac
by NeoFinder chief developer Norbert M. Doerner, 2009
Locr DropBox, the new stand-alone application for Mac OS X allows you to upload your photos to the popular Locr geotagging community. Simply drag your photos into the Dropbox application, or onto its icon, or use the Service menu in any application. Along with the photos, their geotags, their description, as well as any keywords are being sent to the server. The uploaded photos can be stored into new, or existing albums.
System requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.5
Price: Locr DropBox for Mac is free!
Version: 1.0 of June 24, 2009
How do I install the "Locr DropBox"?
Just download the DMG (disk image) file using the Download button above. Open that disk image, and copy over the Locr Dropbox application to your Applications folder. Place an Alias of the app on your Dektop, or add it to the Dock for faster access.
I don't have a Locr account yet?
Really? You should definitely change that quickly. Simply sign-up for free!
And this cool application is really free?
Yes, it is. The NeoFinder team has used a lot of know-how from the main NeoFinder development process (the high-performance NeoFinder of course also uploads photos very rapidly to Locr!), and so we had decided to make this app free.
Of course, we would appreciate a donation to buy chocolate for the development team, just use this button here:
And we also appreciate feedback, so please let us know what you think!
Must photos have a geotag prior to uploading?
No, geotags are helpful, but not required. After uploading your photos, you can still add geotags to them on the Locr website in a very comfortable way.
Did you write any other cool software that supports geotags?
Yes, actually, we do. If you are interested in geotagging, the free GPS-Info CMM will be a great extension of the contextual menu for you. It displays any embedded geotag directly in the Finder, and allows you to view that place in Google Earth, and several web sites, and more.
And our powerful flagship application NeoFinder, a full-fledged disk cataloger, has extensive geotagging support. With its GeoFinder, you can find photos taken anywhere in the world, and it offers KMZ export and more. Our NeoFinder video tutorials are already covering some of these abilities. And we also offer plug-ins for Apples Aperture and iPhoto to quickly upload your photos from inside these applications.
How do I know which photos I have uploaded already?
After a successful upload of a photo, Locr Dropbox adds the Locr-URL of the photo to the Spotlight comment of the original file. If the file had a comment already, the URL will be added at the end of that, of course.
Which file formats are supported?
JPG, most RAW formats, and TIFF. Since Locr uses JPG, this fine application converts the uploaded data of your photos to JPG for you automatically.
Is there also a Locr DropBox for Microsoft Windows?
Actually, yes, there is!
I use a different language than English, is Locr Dropbox also available in my language?
This new application comes in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, and Dutch, all in one package.
Do you also have plug-ins for Apples iPhoto and Aperture?
Yes, we do! With Locr for iPhoto, and Locr for Aperture, you can upload photos directly from iPhoto and Aperture. More... And don't forget that NeoFinder also offers a speedy upload tool, integrated into the premiere media management application.