How to Download Photos from Dropbox to Mac

If you want to know how to download photos from Dropbox to Mac, then read this post carefully and follow the procedure to make it.

By iMobie | Posted on: Jun. 27, 2018, Last Updated: Jun. 18, 2019

The Dropbox is cloud-based storage, which syncs the files on any device and creates a backup of photos, videos, and documents on the server online. Although Dropbox has a size limit for the files that can be uploaded to the server, that limit can be extended by referral and subscription programs. The upload file size limit is up to 10 GB or less. The files can be downloaded from the website and app with few simple steps which are discussed further in the post.

How to Download Photos from Dropbox to Mac

Method 1.  Download Photos from Dropbox to Mac via Desktop App

The desktop app allows a single step access to the photos you’ve stored on the Dropbox server. The app doesn’t require any id for the download process. But once you have downloaded the app, you will need to sign up to upload the backup on the Dropbox. After the sign up, you will have a permanent log in id which will allow you to have uploaded and download the data files in the future.

Step 1 Visit the official website and select the download app from the website.

Step 2 After the download, initiate the setup process and follow instructions.

Step 3 Set up will take a few seconds and then the application will be installed and a shortcut will be created on the desktop.

Step 4 Open the Dropbox folder from the menu bar and then access the photos from the folder.

How to Download Photos from Dropbox to Mac via Desktop App - Step 4

How to Download Photos from Dropbox to Mac via Desktop App – Step 4

Step 5 Select the file you want to transfer, copy the photo and paste it in another folder on the desktop.

The file size over 1 GB can’t be downloaded from the website. So, it is better option to download the app to download the big size file.

Method 2. Download Photos from Dropbox to Mac via Dropbox Website

The website access is also easy and doesn’t take much time to download the files from the Dropbox to Mac.

Step 1 Go to the website www.dropbox.com and sign in to your account.

Step 2 Click the files present on the left side of the window.

Step 3 Browse the photo you want to transfer or copy or download to your desktop.

Step 4 Click on the space on the right to the file name and select it.

Step 5 Click the download button present on the right side. If you are downloading multiple photos,  then the download option will appear on the top of the window.

How to Transfer Photos from Dropbox to Mac via Dropbox Website - Step 5

How to Transfer Photos from Dropbox to Mac via Dropbox Website – Step 5

Step 6 The browser will prompt to save a zip file, click on save and specify the download location. The zip file will have the photo.

The Bottom Line

Thus, we now know how to download Dropbox photos to Mac. Hope it can help you. Just download the app or visit the website to access your online data and sync the data with your desktop.

iMobie

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as an anime lover. Like to share solutions on iOS and Android related problems.

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