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17 April 2014

After launching its own cloud photo service Carousel just a few days ago, Dropbox has acquired the cloud photo service Loom, according to a post on Loom's blog by co-founder Jan Senderek.

Senderek said Loom is no longer enrolling new users but existing users can continue to use the service until May 16.

Users will be able to export their data directly to Dropbox "with no interruption in service," Senderek said, promising to send more and details and instructions in an email.

"And if you switch to Carousel, you will receive the same amount of free space that you had on Loom on Dropbox, forever." In addition, paid users will get the same quota on Carousel/Dropbox free for a year. Or "you can request a zip archive including your entire library of untouched originals."

In explaining the decision, Senderek said:

We have worked hard on our product and feel that our vision aligns perfectly with Dropbox's vision for Carousel. Dropbox has invested the past seven years focusing on building a secure home for your files. And now with Carousel comes a home for your photos and videos as well. We share the common goal of crafting a high quality product, always putting users' needs first. After spending some serious time investigating if this was the right move for us, we realized that Dropbox has solved many problems around scaling infrastructure and at Dropbox the Loom team will be able to focus entirely on building great features with a fantastic user experience. We are enthusiastic about being able to contribute our ground level perspective to help craft a beautiful experience for our users. And at the end of the day, that's what matters most to us.

Loom has published a FAQ to address a number of concerns regarding the acquisition, including a link to request a zip export of your library.

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