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Is there a way to get URLs for thumbnails of photos in a shared folder, to display the images?

Is there a way to get URLs for thumbnails of photos in a shared folder, to display the images?

Jistix
Explorer | Level 3
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When I have the share url for a folder, and a user who has connected their Dropbox accopunt by OAuth, is it possible to get URLs for images in a folder, so that I can display the thumbnails in my app, without having to download every thumbnail?  I would like to instead use <img> tags, and point to the thumbnail URL in the src attribute, for the thumbnails that are within share folders, which are publicly viewable folderds.  @Greg-DB 

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Greg-DB
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Dropbox doesn't offer a way to get URLs for thumbnails (regardless of the source being a file from a connected account or a shared link), but I'll pass this along as a feature request. I can't promise if or when that might be implemented though.

 

The /2/files/get_thumbnail_v2 endpoint does allow you to get a thumbnail from a shared link source, but it only returns the thumbnail data directly; there isn't a way to get a link to the thumbnail data instead.

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Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff
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Dropbox doesn't offer a way to get URLs for thumbnails (regardless of the source being a file from a connected account or a shared link), but I'll pass this along as a feature request. I can't promise if or when that might be implemented though.

 

The /2/files/get_thumbnail_v2 endpoint does allow you to get a thumbnail from a shared link source, but it only returns the thumbnail data directly; there isn't a way to get a link to the thumbnail data instead.

fafner82
New member | Level 2
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I would appreciate this feature also. 

Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff
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@fafner82 Thanks for the feedback!

Bendico
New member | Level 2

I also would like this feature. Other cloud storage services such as OneDrive/SharePoint and Google Disk are providing URLs for thumbnails. If Dropbox could do the same, it would ease the integration with different client applications.

Greg-DB
Dropbox Staff

@Bendico Thanks for the note!

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