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Get shareable links that I can use in <image href>

Get shareable links that I can use in <image href>

kunaljx86
New member | Level 2

Hello, I would like to use Dropbox to store images received on my backend. I would also like to get access to the URL that I can directly use in <image href> in frontend. However, going through /upload API I can't find any property in response that corresponds to a URL.

I am using NodeJS + Express as my backend. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

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Re: Get shareable links that I can use in <image href>

kylea
Dropboxer

Generating a direct link for use in an <image href> isn't recommended.

 

Instead, I'd recommend one of two options:

  • Use the Dropbox Embedder to display files. Instead of an image href, you'd use a Dropbox shared link (which you can create with the sharing API) as the input to a javascript snippet.
  • Use the thumbnail API to get efficient thumbnails of content, and serve them through your app (and power downloads with our download API, if applicable).

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Re: Get shareable links that I can use in <image href>

kylea
Dropboxer

Generating a direct link for use in an <image href> isn't recommended.

 

Instead, I'd recommend one of two options:

  • Use the Dropbox Embedder to display files. Instead of an image href, you'd use a Dropbox shared link (which you can create with the sharing API) as the input to a javascript snippet.
  • Use the thumbnail API to get efficient thumbnails of content, and serve them through your app (and power downloads with our download API, if applicable).

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Re: Get shareable links that I can use in <image href>

kunaljx86
New member | Level 2
Ok thank you
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