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How to use a Drobox photo in an online forum (CSS)

How to use a Drobox photo in an online forum (CSS)

BB
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I've researched this topic, buy can't seem to find any info that is correct. How do you use photos, .pngs, or gifs that are in my Dropbox and have them show up in an online forum that uses CSS? I've seen someone say that after creating a public link, you change the ending to raw=1   However, this does not work. The photo when placed between image tags [IMG][/IMG] does not show up. Is there a solution?

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Re: How to use a Drobox photo in an online forum (CSS)

Greg-DB
Dropboxer
This isn't officially supported, but this may work instead:

[IMG]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/ucf6qub7ueuzbez/holder.jpg[/IMG]

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Re: How to use a Drobox photo in an online forum (CSS)

Greg-DB
Dropboxer
It sounds like you're referring this feature of shared links:

https://www.dropbox.com/help/201

Can you share the code you have so far that isn't working? Thanks in advance!

Re: How to use a Drobox photo in an online forum (CSS)

BB
New member | Level 2

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ucf6qub7ueuzbez/holder.jpg?dl=0

 

Although in reading that link you just gave, it basically states that it doesn't work after Oct. 3rd of this year if I'm reading that correctly.

Re: How to use a Drobox photo in an online forum (CSS)

Greg-DB
Dropboxer
That note is about hosting and rendering .html files in particular. Image files are fine.

For example, using your sample link, you can embed it as an image using:

<img src="https://www.dropbox.com/s/ucf6qub7ueuzbez/holder.jpg?raw=1">

I just tried that out and it worked for me. (You'll have to translate that for the syntax for whatever forum you're using though.)

Re: How to use a Drobox photo in an online forum (CSS)

BB
New member | Level 2

But in posting on forums when you just need a direct link to a photo between image tags [IMG]https://www.dropbox.com/s/ucf6qub7ueuzbez/holder.jpg?raw=1[/IMG] it doesn't work and says that dynamic pages in the image tags are not allowed. ???

Re: How to use a Drobox photo in an online forum (CSS)

Greg-DB
Dropboxer
This isn't officially supported, but this may work instead:

[IMG]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/ucf6qub7ueuzbez/holder.jpg[/IMG]

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Re: How to use a Drobox photo in an online forum (CSS)

BB
New member | Level 2

Whoa......I have no clue how you did that, but it works! 🙂 Looks like just changing the first part to dl.dropboxusercontent.com and keepign the rest does the trick. THANK YOU! 🙂

Re: How to use a Drobox photo in an online forum (CSS)

dude6935
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Can you also resize the image using such a link?

Re: How to use a Drobox photo in an online forum (CSS)

Greg-DB
Dropboxer
No, shared links don't offer resizing functionality.
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