Does Photos on elementary OS store photos in regular file structure or one giant file like iPhoto? I want to make sure I can declare a folder within Dropbox so my photos are always synced up and backed up.

Secondary, is there a good one click import tool to bring my photos over from iphoto?

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It does not have a database file that it puts them in. If you import a picture it will create dated folders [2016-10-10] or you can drag the photo in to the pictures folder directly and it will load

  • Okay perfect so it sounds like it will integrate nicely with dropbox. Thanks! Have you heard of any great iphoto importer? Nov 18, 2016 at 15:05

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