ScreenCloud Dropbox Gallery App Guide

The easiest way to share image and video galleries to your digital screens.

Sep 2017

ScreenCloud Dropbox Gallery App Guide

The ScreenCloud Dropbox Gallery app makes it easy to connect Dropbox to your digital screens to easily share image or video folders that update as new content is added. This allows you to create digital image or video galleries without needing to upload content individually, or to re-do galleries as new images or videos become available. When you update your Dropbox folder, the new images and videos will automatically be added to your digital screen. This allows you to share any media you like within an office, restaurant, store or reception and ensures your galleries update automatically.

With the ScreenCloud Dropbox Gallery app you can:

  • Connect to Dropbox and choose image or video folders
  • Choose the timing of your images/videos and if you want to shuffle them
  • Customize your background and image/video transition

Here’s how it works:

1.1. Get started by clicking here and selecting “Get App”. This will prompt you to either log into your existing ScreenCloud account, or sign up for our 14-day free trial in order to use the Dropbox Gallery app and other available apps within our App Store.

1.2. Once you’ve logged in, you can select “Add this app” from the top right-hand corner. 

2. Log in to Dropbox

Select “login” to authenticate ScreenCloud to access your Dropbox account and folders. Then log in to your Dropbox account or select “Allow” on the screen below.

3. Choose your folder to show

Once you have allowed access to your Dropbox account you will see a list of image and video folders. To choose a subfolder, click on each folder’s name until you reach the selected folder.

Please note, video formats supported are MP4, WebM, or OGG; other video file types are not supported through this app.

4. Select your Dropbox app settings

Once you have chosen your folder you will see a green checkmark next to the login button. Next, select your options:

i) Stretch images to fill screen: choose this option to stretch any of your images to fill the screen.

ii) Animation: select any animation effect between your content.

iii) Max duration for images (in seconds): select the max time you want for images to cycle between.

iv) Background: choose any background color.

v) Shuffle: switch this on to shuffle playback from your folder.

vi) Max duration for videos (in minutes): select the max time you want for videos to cycle between.

5. Preview your results

Once you have chosen your Dropbox Gallery app settings, you have the opportunity to preview it before it’s added to a playlist. This helps you to determine what your gallery will look like and the length between your content.

Click “Preview App” and a small pop-up will show the gallery as it will look on your digital screen.  

Once you’re happy with your Dropbox gallery and media, you can add it to one of your digital signage playlists.

Select “Add App” and choose a name for your media gallery (for example, “Dropbox - Company images”). This will help you to spot it later if you’re adding more than one gallery to your feed. 

Next, go to “Playlists” and drag and drop your Dropbox Gallery app from the app selection bar on the right-hand side to the playlist of your choosing. 

Frequently asked questions:

How long will the Dropbox Gallery app show for?

The Dropbox Gallery app will show for a predetermined amount of time depending on how many images or videos there are in the chosen folder and how long a duration you have set for the content. For example, if there are 10 images in the selected folder and each image is set to show for 6 seconds, you will have a one-minute feed. 

This can be edited by going to the app settings and changing the time duration of each image.

How often does Dropbox Gallery app look for new images or videos? 

Dropbox Gallery app looks for new media every ten minutes.

For further questions, please contact support@screencloud.com with details.   

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