1. joebob2000's Avatar
    Has anyone else using dropbox noticed that pictures will duplicate themselves after a day or 2? The duplicate picture is a tiny bit smaller and I found that it is because there is no thumbnail embedded in it. It is as if there is something up on the phone that changes the picture after a while, and drop box has to upload another copy. I am also using google plus but I do not have photo sync turned on.

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    07-28-2012 05:48 PM
  2. Mastaking's Avatar
    I just checked and the same thing is going on for me. This is annoying.

    I have all of my pictures being saved to the SD card, how about you?

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    07-29-2012 09:44 AM
  3. joebob2000's Avatar
    No sd card here they are all internal (I have the 32 GB ver). I think it must be related to either opening the pic in the stock gallery or the pic being picked up by Google+. I am going to play with it a bit to see if I can figure it out, I am going to be in airports for the next three days so I will report back after I crack the case.

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    07-29-2012 08:01 PM
  4. Mastaking's Avatar
    I have a 32 gig as well. It labels all the pictures the same name with a -1 at the end.

    I have disabled the Google plus picture upload as well. I will let you know as well if I can figure something out.

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    07-30-2012 09:39 AM
  5. Fuzion0503's Avatar
    Does dropbox use versioning? Where it can keep mulitple copies of the same file? May not have anything to do with this.
    07-31-2012 01:10 AM
  6. joebob2000's Avatar
    No, dropbox basically just keeps one copy and if there is already one with the same name and it knows the two are different (date code check, probably) when it does a push it appends a -# to the end for each additional copy. That's the way the camera upload app does it, since it has the unique task of taking everything in the normal pictures folder and syncing it "up" unlike most dropbox folders that sync both ways.

    Whats happening is that when the picture is taken, its full of all kinds of metadata like phone info, gps info, etc. If dropbox syncs it right away (if you are connected to data/wifi and you have >30% battery life) it carries all this info with it. Something on the phone comes along later and deletes a bunch of the info (but the image itself stays the same) and dropbox sees the modification and thinks it needs to re-upload a new copy of the pic.
    07-31-2012 08:46 AM
  7. Mastaking's Avatar
    Would a fix be to disable all of that additional data? Or alternatively' is there any way to prevent it from being deleted?

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    07-31-2012 06:57 PM
  8. joebob2000's Avatar
    The only thing you can turn off is GPS tagging. All the other metadata is there no matter what. I noticed that for me sometimes it takes a long time to dupe up, do you reboot your phone often?

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    08-01-2012 05:02 PM
  9. Mastaking's Avatar
    Sorry for the delayed response.

    I do not reboot unless I am entering into Download mode or Recovery which isn't often at all.
    08-09-2012 04:03 PM
  10. noangelno's Avatar
    hi there,
    i have the same problem with my galaxy note 2.
    is there a way to keep GPS tagging on without dropbox saving the same pic twice?
    12-06-2012 07:01 AM
  11. jennytervakari's Avatar
    Same issue with Galaxy Note 2 4G. But mine makes the duplication in few minutes. And I thought if I would delete pic from my phones gallery it would be automatically deleted from Dropbox, but no.
    01-05-2013 09:38 AM
  12. Mankeli's Avatar
    Note 2 4G here, and also getting loads of duplicates on Dropbox. Seems like every time I take a new picture it uploads it twice at some point.
    02-01-2013 08:09 AM
  13. mmtbb's Avatar
    This is bugging the heck out of me. Dropbox is filled with filled with duplicates with the -1 suffix. It seems like if I delete the photo in the gallery or sometimes even open it, this triggers the duplicate to be created. I need to do more tests. If anyone could help with this, it would be much appreciated!
    02-05-2013 09:12 AM
  14. mmtbb's Avatar
    Really? No one knows why this is happening, or how to stop the duplicates?
    02-13-2013 12:39 AM
  15. dpaulero's Avatar
    Hey guys I Know why this is happening. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and I was having the same problem with the duplicates photos. You need to go to the Configuration, Pessoal, and look for the S Cloud icon. Then you need to go to the "images" and desativate the "Sincronism of images". That resolved for me!! But you cant see your photos that are stored in Dropbox at the galery in the phone. To see the photos stored in Dropbox you need to use the "app" of Dropbox....please guys see if its works for you.
    03-06-2013 12:06 AM
  16. David Keel's Avatar
    Hi, you said we need to go to Confuguration, Personal and the S cloud icon ? Can you tell me if this is on the computer or the android phone ?? I can't see these settings
    06-30-2013 08:26 AM
  17. GSDer's Avatar
    These must be computer-side settings; I don't see anything like that in the Android app.

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    06-30-2013 10:35 AM
  18. David Keel's Avatar
    Hi GSDer, I think Ive found out what he meant.. Apparently the 'S cloud' is something which appears in the settings menu of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 phone. I just need to find a similar way to do it on the Android operating system.

    See here : Samsung's S Cloud service appears on Galaxy Note II | The Verge
    06-30-2013 11:08 AM
  19. David Keel's Avatar
    I have found an answer for Android users. It comes in the form of an app called : 'Photo Sync'.( Android Paradise is the Developers name )
    It just uploads your photographs once over a WiFi connection. You don't have to do anything really except configure your Dropbox account with the app. It's really simple to do that.
    Then once you have taken a photo, it waits for a wifi connection. Once that's been found the upload starts straight away.
    Make sure it's the App from Android Paradise. It has support for Dropbox users, unlike some other apps Please give it a rating to encourage the developer if you want to
    07-01-2013 06:02 PM
  20. David Keel's Avatar
    I'm sorry but when I said you configure your Dropbox account with the Photo Sync App ... That is done in the Photo Sync app itself... It just requires you to sign in to Drpbox using your user name and password for Dropbox. Easy
    07-02-2013 04:25 AM
  21. hughdwaller's Avatar
    As far as I can see this a ploy to fill Drop Box and then be forced to pay for more space. When drop box fixes this, I'll come back!!
    10-17-2013 09:16 PM
  22. David Keel's Avatar
    I have just been in touch with Dropbox customer support. Yeah it's the Samsung cloud services doing the duplicating of photos as mentioned above by "Dpaulero" .....
    In your Android operating system go to Settings > then Cloud > and it is in there that you have to disable the syncing of photos and videos. There is a green thing in the top right corner which you have to slide across to disable the syncing of photos and videos by Samsung Cloud.
    Dropbox will still sync photos and videos for you but you wont have Samsung doing it as well.
    01-18-2014 06:55 PM
  23. Kristal Walsh's Avatar
    I went to settings on my Samsung Gs3 and do not see a Cloud option. Any suggestions?
    04-11-2015 09:19 AM
  24. Nick Davies3's Avatar
    This works for my S 4. Go to your Dropbox folder on your phone and click on the menu button. Click on Settings. There you will find an option to "Turn off Camera Upload". You won't get any of your camera photos sent to Dropbox, but you won't get any duplicates either. This isn't a problem for me as the bulk of my phone photos aren't worth keeping forever anyway. The ones I do want to keep I download to my computer and go to Dropbox from there with only my "keepers".
    04-27-2015 09:29 PM
  25. Rn4Animals's Avatar
    I had cloud disabled for photos/videos and stories, but I still get duplicates in dropboxx
    11-18-2016 01:04 PM