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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron MacRae View Post
    I can't get dropbox to work with an jpg file. I don't have a public folder and when I click to generate the URL I get an https: type URL. It works as a link but not as an img. Is it the https: that is stopping it working?
    I am on the free version of Dropbox too (although I have managed to obtain 22Gb through referrals etc )

    As far as I was aware, every Dropbox account had a public folder. What folders are listed under your top level Dropbox folder?

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    Just click on 'Copy Public Link'


    and the correct URL will be magically placed in your clipboard. Then just click on the little 'Photo' icon



    when you want to place the image into a post and Cmd-V the url into the box or just DIY it by placing it between 'IMG' tags
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    Quote Originally Posted by GLOC View Post
    As far as I was aware, every Dropbox account had a public folder.
    Not for newbie accounts

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    You learn something new every day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GLOC View Post
    You learn something new every day...

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    So do I need a Public folder? I'm not going to pay £8 per month just to do that.

    Dropbox says I shouldn't need one but the URLs I end up with look like "https://www.dropbox.com/s/v1i7eqxcwf4y040/stupid.jpg?dl=0".

    Link - https://www.dropbox.com/s/v1i7eqxcwf...tupid.jpg?dl=0







    Link above seems to work but no varients of IMG appear to work.

    I'm confused.

    Ron.
    Last edited by Ron MacRae; 05-02-2015 at 02:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron MacRae View Post
    So do I need a Public folder?
    No, one can share from any folder now.

    The 'Share' button just seems to give a link to the file to view online though. If you download the desktop app, it's a lot easier to do what I've done above.

    [EDIT]Having checked, it seems to do the same thing from within the app too. One gets the option to 'Share Dropbox Link' rather than 'Copy Public Link'.

    I'll investigate further, but I just created a 'Public' folder from within the desktop app. I did have the account prior to the new system being invoked though[/EDIT]
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    Not sure if you can Nick.

    I have just 'Shared Dropbox Link' for the post above and the image isn't displayed but if you open the link in a new page, then the image is displayed.

    Must be to stop people doing what we're trying to do

    Flickr is free as far as I know.

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    So why does it work from a link but not as an img?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GLOC View Post
    Not sure if you can Nick.
    Yeah, see my edit.

    I'll investigate further, but you may be right and they wish to force people to the site to increase 'footfall' - twats!


 
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