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Dropbox Showcase Put your best work in the best light

Make every interaction an opportunity to impress with Showcase. Share your work with partners and clients easily, track progress, and keep tabs on who’s seen what—all in one place.

Make your mark

Be sure your work represents you well. Add your branding to the files you share, so everything feels professionally packaged and uniquely you.

A screen capture demonstrating the header customization capabilities within the Showcase feature of Dropbox. The user adds a logo and title to the showcase page, then selects the full-width layout for the featured image in the header. Then the image zooms out to reveal the completed header for a showcase page.

Tell a story they’ll remember

Do more than share files—guide people through your work. Use visual previews, customized layouts, and informative captions so they see the right content, with the right context, in the right order.

A screen capture demonstrating the page layout customization capabilities within the Showcase feature of Dropbox. The user has a grid of seven file previews, then drags one file preview down to update the layout. Then the user changes the file title and adds a caption.

Get a pulse

Take the guesswork out of engagement. Automatically keep track of who views, downloads, and comments on the work you share—so you can be better prepared when you follow up.

A screen capture demonstrating the tracking capabilities within the Showcase feature of Dropbox. The user begins on a screen with their list of showcases. After clicking on the number of views, comments and downloads for a showcase, the user sees engagement information on their showcase by viewer and file.

And make clients happy too

With Showcase, you get a more fluid workflow that helps build client relationships. Because when they see your vision the way you see your vision, extraordinary things can happen.

A screen capture demonstrating the file preview and commenting capabilities within Dropbox. The user begins on the showcase tracking page and clicks on the number of comments for a particular file. The user sees a preview of the file and a thread of comments from their client, complimenting their work.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do the people I share a showcase with need a Dropbox account?

No, anyone you’ve shared a showcase with can view it, even if they don’t have a Dropbox account.

However, to leave comments on your showcase the people you’ve shared it with will need a Dropbox account—and need to be signed in to that account.

Who can view, download, or edit a showcase?

By default, anyone with a link to the showcase can view it. This means that someone you’ve shared a link with could forward it to someone else. However, you can set it so that only people you invite to the showcase can view it. This option is available in the sharing settings.

By default, the people you share a showcase with can download and leave comments on the files in it.

Only the owner (or creator) of a showcase can edit it. However, if you have files from a shared folder in your showcase, anyone you’ve shared that folder with can edit the files in it. Those changes would then appear in the showcase.

What’s the difference between a showcase and a folder?

Both a showcase and a folder do similar things, in that they’re ways of packaging (or “bundling”) files in your Dropbox account. You can then share this package with others.

There are three main differences between a showcase and a folder:
  • A folder is simply a list of the files within it, whereas a showcase allows you to curate the files on a branded page with visual previews, custom layouts, and file captions
  • You can track activity on a showcase; this can’t be done on a folder
  • Any given file can only exist in a single folder, whereas a file can be included in multiple showcases

There’s also one important similarity: If you edit the files in a showcase or a shared folder, recipients will always see that latest version of the file.

What file types can be previewed in a showcase?

Any file type that previews in Dropbox will also preview in a showcase.

Video previews won’t play directly on the showcase page—they'll appear as a still image instead. However, if you click this image a lightbox will open where the video preview can be played.

See a list of the file types that will preview in Dropbox.

Does a showcase use Dropbox storage space?

No, a showcase doesn’t use additional Dropbox storage space. Only the files in the showcase use your storage space.