How does the dotPhoto iPhone App work?
8/28/16 The dotPhoto app is now available in the Apple App Store
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NOTE: Do not use the web upload tool in the Albums section. The web upload is not designed to work within the app. Instead use the Upload button on the main page of the app. You can also upload by running the dotphoto.com web site on your phone. Tap here for a video demonstration.
Requires OS 8 or higher Works on iPhones and iPads
The dotPhoto app uploads pictures from your iPhone to dotPhoto, the wholesale club for saving, sharing, printing and selling your photos. You can upload automatically, whenever you like, or only when your phone has Wi-Fi access, which may reduce your wireless carrier’s fees. The dotPhoto app can take pictures or upload from the gallery. It also connects to your dotPhoto albums online, and lets you shop for prints and merchandise.
What is dotPhoto?
dotPhoto is the wholesale club for saving, printing, sharing and selling your photos. dotPhoto Club members get free shipping on every order of just $9.99 or more, plus everyday low prices on prints, posters, frames, and every kind of custom photo merchandise. Our competitors triple their prices and then promote "30% off!" At dotPhoto, you never have to wait for a sale: get low prices, free shipping, unlimited storage, uploads of 20MB per image, a photo editing service, phone support, a personal photo web site, money from selling your photos, video sharing and much more. Here's what dotPhoto will NOT do: annoy you with advertising or harass you to buy. Your membership supports a more pleasant and more economical imaging experience – a great way to share your photos and videos, and a great deal every day.
How much is dotPhoto? Do I need an account?
You can try the dotPhoto Club free, join the dotPhoto Club annual plan, or get a free Basic account. See dotPhoto.com for details. To upload photos, you must establish a dotPhoto account.
Join now or try the Club Plan for free…
No credit card is required to try the dotPhoto Club. https://www.dotphoto.com/Join.asp
To take a picture
Tap the blue camera button to take a photo. If you like the photo, tap Use Photo. If not, tap the Retake button. Once you approve the photo, it is added to the upload queue. If you have more than one camera, you may be asked to choose an app for selecting photos.
Wi-Fi Only Switch
Slide the Wi-Fi Only switch right to ON to allow uploads only when Wi-Fi is connected. This switch does not appear on Wi-Fi Only devices. Wi-Fi Only may reduce your carrier’s wireless transmission fees.
Slide the Upload switch right to ON to allow uploads. If Upload is OFF, then photos are added to the upload queue, but are NOT uploaded until you slide Upload to ON.
To Change Your Account
Tap the login name in the upper right corner, and choose a different account.
Tap the album name in the center to name a different album. If you name an album that does not exist, dotPhoto will create a new album with that name.
To Change the Background
dotPhoto is a picture service, so the app lets you change the main image by tapping on Background and choosing a different photo from your Gallery.
Upload from your iPhone’s Photo Gallery
The Gallery icon is the paper with a turned-down top corner. Tap the Gallery icon to see a gallery of photos on your iPhone. Tap each photo to select it for upload. Once you have selected photos, tap Done in the upper right corner. The photos are added to the upload queue.
See your Upload History
The Upload History icon is the clock with the counter-clockwise arrow. Tap the Upload History icon to display a list of photos that have been uploaded or are in the process of uploading to your dotPhoto account. The Status field tells you the progress of each upload.
To see your dotPhoto Albums
Tapping Albums on the main page will take you to the albums you have stored on dotPhoto. From there, you can share photos, show slideshows, and even shop for photo products.
To return from albums to the main screen, tap the back arrow button in the top left. NOTE: Do not use the web upload tool in the Albums section. The web upload is not designed to work within the app. Instead use the Upload button on the main page of the app.
Does the app continue to upload after I quit the app?
No. The dotPhoto app does not upload in background.
Does the app support videos?
No. While dotPhoto Club Members can upload videos up to 20MB, the app does not upload videos. You can still upload videos using FTP or the standard dotPhoto upload tool when you run dotphoto.com in your iPhone's browser.
What personal information does the app store?
Login, password and photos. The app stores no other personal information.
My camera shows a black screen and will not take a picture. Your camera is probably disabled in the app settings. Go to your iPhone Settings, and scroll down to apps. Find dotPhoto, and slide the Camera Access to the right.
dotPhoto shows a black gallery. Your photo access it probably disabled in the app settings. Go to your iPhone Settings, and scroll down to apps. Find dotPhoto, and slide the Photo Access to the right.
Terms & Conditions
Terms and conditions are listed on dotPhoto.com. We are constantly improving our service and our Club Plan. Services and terms may change without notice.
Questions or Suggestions?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for using dotPhoto!