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Dropbox image support

By SNGX1275
Apr 8, 2014
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  1. I have tried to embed an image from my shared dropbox clipboard a couple times here, it doesn't work. However if I send somebody the same link, it works for them. Is this a TS problem or a Dropbox permissions type problem?

    Edit - Made post clearer, changed 'link' to 'embed'.
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2014
  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,064   +919

    Are you able to open >>this<< link?

    I just linked a random picture from my Dropbox to it. If it works, you may have an issue on your end. Try updating your Dropbox client, it tends to never auto update on my Mac even though it is set to. I find myself numerous versions behind sometimes. Download the latest version >>here<<.
     
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Topic Starter Posts: 12,657   +323

    Yes, your link works. Now try to embed that in a post here.
     
  4. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,064   +919

    What do you mean? Didn't I embed it above?
     
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Topic Starter Posts: 12,657   +323

    With the img tags
     
  6. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,064   +919

    [​IMG]

    Oh yeah I see what you mean. I have had this issue since the old website. Not sure if its a bug or it just blocks personally uploaded photos.
     
  7. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,476   +624

    <removed link at stickman's request, undeleted post because it was quoted before I could delete>

    -SNGX1275
     
  8. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,064   +919

    Hmm. I wonder why it is working on your end but now ours.
     
  9. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,476   +624

    @JC713

    Dropbox changed the way it formats URLs. The 'shareable links' that it gives you isn't a link to the source file as the URL suggests, but to a dropbox overlay page that includes the picture. That's why you can't hotlink it.

    The image I embedded above was from dropbox, but I trawled tthrough the source code to find the URL for the original image.

    Shareable link looks like: https://www.dropbox.com/sc/4isfar5j9lfw8ek/IwCJUH1err

    Actual URL to file is:
    Code:
    https://photos-1.dropbox.com/t/0/AAAkjtwt1CNo4GEwlGTEfOKlUiFTiLnnDKMnvzBgJKWOIw/12/23814245/jpeg/1024x768/3/1397008800/0/2/IMG_20131202_120430.jpg/4viYihKRwTecoGRWRkUEsyhs-aqE5eK0_FZnkP54EqY



    I also left out the S in HTTPS, for good measure.
     
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Topic Starter Posts: 12,657   +323

    Well, that is a pain in the ***. Imageshack had an alternative that was pretty good, but I don't know if they have it for OS X.
     
  11. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,064   +919

    Yeah it sure is a pain.
     
     


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