When collaborating with others online, we often have to share the code or the status of the project or its various parts with others. Dropbox offers a nice feature for this type of sharing called Dropbox Paper. Using Paper, you can collaborate on tasks, projects, to-do lists and more. This feature is mainly used for large scale collaboration between developer teams but can also be used for personal matters like sharing Christmas shopping lists.
But if you just want to share a screenshot of your screen with others or just want to save it to your Dropbox account so that you can access it from any device, then you can use another feature offered by the Dropbox desktop app. Using this feature, you can automatically upload your screenshots to the Dropbox cloud account as soon as your press the PrintScreen key on your keyboard.
Here is how you can configure Dropbox desktop app for Windows to automatically save the screenshots over to your cloud storage:
- Right-click on the Dropbox icon in the notification area, then click on the Dropbox user menu and then select Preferences from there.
- In the preferences window of Dropbox, select the Backups tab.
- Under the screenshots category, select Share screenshots using Dropbox.
- Click on the OK button to save the settings.
Now whenever you press the PrintScreen (something abbreviated as PrtScr), the screenshot is taken of the entire PC screen and then immediately uploaded to the Dropbox account. It saves the screenshots in the JPEG image format and saves them in a separate folder named “Screenshots”.
If you share your Dropbox account with others for any reason, then you should be careful not to take screenshots of anything private, or sensitive. For example, if you take screenshots of your bank statement when accessing over the bank website, all of the information will be uploaded over to the Dropbox storage.