Photo site Snapjoy to close after Dropbox acquisition

Photo storage site Snapjoy will shut its doors at the end of July, following its acquisition by Dropbox.

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Snapjoy, we hardly knew you.

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Snapjoy had a different approach to photo sharing than many other competitors in the market. As well as storing photos in the cloud, the service could also pull in images from many other online platforms like Flickr to create a central repository. Users could share photos among friends and family, or keep things entirely private. Snapjoy also made browsing images by date rather elegant in a timeline format.

At the end of 2012, the service was acquired by Dropbox. Just six months later, Snapjoy will shut its doors on 24 July this year.

"After two years of building Snapjoy, the time has come for us to shut down the service," said Snapjoy in an email to users. "It's been a journey unlike anything we'd imagined, and we can't thank you enough for your support and input along the way."

"As of today, June 22, no more photos can be imported into Snapjoy, and the Snapjoy iPhone app will no longer be available. Your photos will be available to download until July 24 from the website. After July 24, all photos and data will be permanently deleted."

Current users can back up their existing collections by heading to snapjoy.com/export to download an archive of photos. At this stage, no indication has been made about Snapjoy's team or code base being integrated into Dropbox services.