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Old Feb 2, 2013, 04:56 PM   #1
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Using DropBox image url-link?

Hi,

Can't seem to find a way to copy the url of an image in my dropbox folder to this forums, using "insert image"!?

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Old Feb 2, 2013, 04:58 PM   #2
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Here's how to add an image to a forum post.
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 05:04 PM   #3
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Thnx!

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Thanks mate!

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Old Feb 3, 2013, 07:16 AM   #4
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What you did was attaching an image that was then uploaded to macrumors and is now stored on the macrumors server.

As far as I know Dropbox can not be used as an image store that lets you hotlink images to other sites.

PLEASE correct if I am wrong. (I think Photobucket can do that though)
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 07:28 AM   #5
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What you did was attaching an image that was then uploaded to macrumors and is now stored on the macrumors server.

As far as I know Dropbox can not be used as an image store that lets you hotlink images to other sites.

PLEASE correct if I am wrong. (I think Photobucket can do that though)
Yes you can use Dropbox to store images and then share them on other sites. I do this all the time here on MacRumors.
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 07:32 AM   #6
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Yes you can use Dropbox to store images and then share them on other sites. I do this all the time here on MacRumors.
Hi All,

When I use the link-share from dropbox no image will be shown! @Sandbox, could you please share your workflow using DropBox? Thnx!!!

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Old Feb 3, 2013, 07:38 AM   #7
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Let me try it with a shared image....:



Update: seems not to work..... What's your trick?
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Hey Sandbox,

Great tutorial!!! I'll try this in a moment (now on iPad ;-)

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It can be done from iPad as well, but its way more cumbersome that way. I don't even fool with it. I use my Mac when I need to link images from Dropbox.
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 08:03 AM   #9
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oh right, Public Folder...... Thanks!
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Hi, in my DropBox folder I only have:

Camera Uploads
Photos

No public folder!

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Hi, in my DropBox folder I only have:

Camera Uploads
Photos

No public folder!

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Was my dropbox installed propperly?

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Test 1,2,3

No public sharing!
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No public sharing!
I'm reading through the Dropbox support forum and saw this thread. You might try updating your OS X Dropbox installation and/or uninstalling it and installing the latest version. You should get a Public folder in there. Also check out the thread I linked to.

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Hi Sandbox,

Thanks for your support man! As usual this is a matter of RTFM! I had to get into my web-UCP and setup the public folder for using in DropBox!

Image

All works fine now!

Have a nice Sunday!!!

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Okay good, glad you got it working!
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Solution

Old thread but figured you might want a solution on this anyway since I just wrote a blog post on this very topic.

Solution: Add ?raw=1 to the end of your Dropbox Public Link URL



Image you see here is coming straight from Dropbox, I promise!

Full write-up, including tips on taking screenshots.
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Old thread but figured you might want a solution on this anyway since I just wrote a blog post on this very topic.



Solution: Add ?raw=1 to the end of your Dropbox Public Link URL



Image



Image you see here is coming straight from Dropbox, I promise!



Full write-up, including tips on taking screenshots.

So if I understand correctly this issue is still not resolved by DropBox?
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So if I understand correctly this issue is still not resolved by DropBox?
I have a feeling that while direct image linking isn't prohibited, it's something Dropbox wants to discourage -- so they make it a sort of secret/hidden feature.

I actually found the tip about adding ?raw=1 to the URL on Dropbox's own support documentation, so there's nothing sneaky about it. Works great. But doesn't give them any route for revenue
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Using DropBox image url-link?

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I have a feeling that while direct image linking isn't prohibited, it's something Dropbox wants to discourage -- so they make it a sort of secret/hidden feature.



I actually found the tip about adding ?raw=1 to the URL on Dropbox's own support documentation, so there's nothing sneaky about it. Works great. But doesn't give them any route for revenue
Thanks for your reply!

1. Isn't direct image linking the most used feature?
2. Why was it changed?
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I have a feeling that while direct image linking isn't prohibited, it's something Dropbox wants to discourage -- so they make it a sort of secret/hidden feature.

I actually found the tip about adding ?raw=1 to the URL on Dropbox's own support documentation, so there's nothing sneaky about it. Works great. But doesn't give them any route for revenue


I just calculated that the "?raw=1" adding is not necessary!

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