Create photo albums

The Photos page changed on July 17, 2017, but your pictures are still safe in your Dropbox account. 

Learn more about changes to the Photos page.

Albums are the easiest way to organize and share photos and videos in your Dropbox. Photos added to an album are not duplicated in your Dropbox—they’re still only saved in their original locations.

Create an album on your Photos page

  1. Sign in to
  2. Go to
  3. Click the photos you want to include in an album in the top right corner of each photo. A blue border and checkmark will appear.
  4. Click the ellipsis icon (...) and select the Add to album...
  5. Click Create new album in the pop-up window and enter the album name.

What if changes I make to albums don't sync?

Photos that are added to shareable albums via won't sync with your computer like regular folders. While the photos in an album should already be located on your computer (in the local Dropbox folder), they may not be organized into the album as it appears on

If you'd like to download a separate copy of only the photos in the album, follow these steps:

  1. Go to and open the album you'd like to download.
  2. Select all the photos you’d like to download via the Select all button at the top of the album page.
  3. Click the ellipsis icon (...) and select Download. This will download a zip archive of all photos in the album.
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