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How to create Dropbox Image URL for hosting purposes.

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Hi, basically I am trying to mass upload product images to various marketplace platforms. So, I'd like to know the right way on how to generate the link to those particular images so that the marketplace server can grab images directly from dropbox. 

I have tried the "share" and "copy url" way but it doesn't work. Please help!

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Re: How to create Dropbox Image URL for hosting purposes.

Dropboxer
 
If you’re trying to create a separate shared link for each image and mass upload them in one go, this isn’t currently an option. 
 
Instead, you could create a shared link to the folder that has these images with the following steps:
  1. Sign in to the website.
  2. Hover over the folder you'd like to share.
  3. Click the Share button that should appear on the right-hand side of the folder.
  4. On the pop-up window, select Create a link.
  5. Click on Copy link. The link will be copied to your clipboard. 
  6. You can then paste it to an email, message, and so on, for people to access it and view the contents.
Let me know if you have any other questions!

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Re: How to create Dropbox Image URL for hosting purposes.

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For the hosting of an image, the information above is incomplete.

A share link to a file will open in the Dropbox preview page. Using those links in an <img> tag will result in broken imaged. You need to change the ?dl=0 at the end of the link to ?raw=1. Just know that some platforms will still reject such links because they're expecting a URL that ends in a valid image extension (jpg, gif, png, etc.).

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Re: How to create Dropbox Image URL for hosting purposes.

New member | Level 2

Hi, Thank you for your reply.

How about if I right click on the image and use the "copy image address" function where it would generate link such as below;

 

https://previews.dropbox.com/p/thumb/AAUAUdFGFur1bdbo5_uDxMm4k2PtpUeBGin1Y_c4Zjqap7TiZfxue-igtGp4XWz...

 

Would this work?


Thank you in advance

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Re: How to create Dropbox Image URL for hosting purposes.

Super User II

@Darwin L.1 wrote:

How about if I right click on the image and use the "copy image address" function where it would generate link such as below;

Would this work?


For you only. Anyone else viewing the link will get a 401 error (Unauthorized). Also, you're not generating a link in a supported manner. You're just copying the URL of the generated preview image.

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You have to use the Share Link process I described above. There is no other supported method. And remember that Dropbox was not intended to be used as a web host. They even disabled the ability to render HTML files to prevent hostsing entire pages on Dropbox. If image web hosting is what you need, then you should really be using a proper web host that will serve up the raw images without any parameters in the URL.

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Re: How to create Dropbox Image URL for hosting purposes.

New member | Level 2

Hi, I tried your method but it doesn't work still. Please assist.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/v2pca6kq8nsqmso/abb5c48dae55560e4ae7d41af7bfdc50.jpg?raw=1

Thank you.

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Re: How to create Dropbox Image URL for hosting purposes.

Super User II

That link works fine.

dd61776c57ab670f3a81196fb3012831.jpg

If the link isn't working on whatever platform you're trying to use it on, they they likely don't support URLs that don't end in a proper image extention. In such cases you won't be able to use Dropbox to host the image.

 

[This thread is now closed by moderators due to inactivity. If you're experiencing a similar behavior, feel free to start a new discussion in the Dropbox Community here.]

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