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How to get url with .jpg end and what works with [img] tags?

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How to get url with .jpg end and what works with [img] tags?

Hi,

 

I would like to share my pictures to forums where pictures are embedded like [img]http://imageurl.jpg[/img].

 

How to share pictures from Dropbox to the forums like that? I cant find a option where to get direct urls.

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Re: How to get url with .jpg end and what works with [img] tags?

Hi,

 

It is super easy to get direct download link of image files that are saved in your Dropbox account. And more importantly they will work with [img] commands used in forums that you mentioned in your question.

 

Here is the step by step instructions:

1) Copy Dropbox link of the image file that you want to share. (Right click on image file in your Dropbox folder and choose Copy Dropbox Link). You should have something similar to this:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tg0cfa565aue4ak/zoo.jpg?dl=0

 

2)  Just delete dl=0 at the end of the link and replace it with raw=1 

Now your link that you gonna use should look like this:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tg0cfa565aue4ak/zoo.jpg?raw=1

 

Basically, what you are doing by adding the raw=1 to the end of the link is hotlinking it. That's is sharing direct download link to the file. Anyone who clicks on hotlinked file will not see any of the Dropbox frames, logos, etc. It works for any type of file that you share.

 

And when you use this modified link with [img] commands there should be no problems. I always use Dropbox images on other forums.

 

Hope it helps!

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Re: How to get url with .jpg end and what works with [img] tags?

Hi,

 

It is super easy to get direct download link of image files that are saved in your Dropbox account. And more importantly they will work with [img] commands used in forums that you mentioned in your question.

 

Here is the step by step instructions:

1) Copy Dropbox link of the image file that you want to share. (Right click on image file in your Dropbox folder and choose Copy Dropbox Link). You should have something similar to this:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tg0cfa565aue4ak/zoo.jpg?dl=0

 

2)  Just delete dl=0 at the end of the link and replace it with raw=1 

Now your link that you gonna use should look like this:

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tg0cfa565aue4ak/zoo.jpg?raw=1

 

Basically, what you are doing by adding the raw=1 to the end of the link is hotlinking it. That's is sharing direct download link to the file. Anyone who clicks on hotlinked file will not see any of the Dropbox frames, logos, etc. It works for any type of file that you share.

 

And when you use this modified link with [img] commands there should be no problems. I always use Dropbox images on other forums.

 

Hope it helps!

Level 4

Re: How to get url with .jpg end and what works with [img] tags?

Thanks a lot, that really was easy slightly smiling face

 

I wonder why DB doesnt offer a option to choose different kind of links to share content.

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Re: How to get url with .jpg end and what works with [img] tags?


Millenium wrote:

Hi,

I would like to share my pictures to forums where pictures are embedded like [img]http://imageurl.jpg[/img].

I wonder why DB doesnt offer a option to choose different kind of links to share content.


Hello, @Millenium...

 

You can read this Dropbox Help Center article that discusses dl=1 or raw=1 options.

 

It's your choice to use @behzod's suggestion, but I think that you should know what could happen if you do.

 

If you link to your images/videos stored within your Dropbox account then that counts against your daily bandwidth allotment.  Every time those images/videos are viewed in a forum or blog post can add-up quickly (especially when shared via different social media oulets).

 

NOTE:  The first time that you go over your bandwidth limit will result with your Dropbox account being suspended for 24 to 72 hours (will resume automatically afterwards).  However, any suspension after that will last longer so keep that in mind.

 

Usually, it's only a problem when you have a free Basic account, but it's something you should be aware of ahead of time.  In order to avoid bandwidth limitations, you can upload your pictures/videos directly into the forum, website or blog post.



HELP CENTER ARTICLES:



FREE DROPBOX MEMBERS SHOULD BE AWARE:

  • There are 20 GB bandwidth limitations set per day.  This means that every file, photo or video that's viewed and/or downloaded counts against your daily allotment.
  • EXAMPLE:  You share a link to a 500 MB video (0.5 GB) and it's viewed 40 times in less than 24 hours, then your 20 GB bandwidth limit for a free Dropbox account has been attained (your links will be temporarily disabled, and anyone who tries to access them will see an error page instead of your files).
  • Keep in mind that if you share a link with people who in turn shares the link with their friends, especially via social media, then your bandwidth limit could be reached in an hour (not hours).
  • Upgrading to a Plus account will remove the daily 20 GB restriction and will increase it to 200 GB.
Level 4

Re: How to get url with .jpg end and what works with [img] tags?

That's weird, DB says:

 

"Dropbox Plus and Business users: Beginning September 1, 2017, you can no longer render HTML content."

 

But I have Plus account (1TB) and my picturs can be seen with raw=1 ?

 

Super User II

Re: How to get url with .jpg end and what works with [img] tags?

Because they are not in the public folder @Millenium - its only that one way of doing it that stopped.


 


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