Dropbox users can still link images in forums

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Dropbox users can still link images in forums

Post by Tzan » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:45 am

I found this out yesterday.
https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/Sharing ... 06/page/53
See post by Rich (super user).

Instructions:
There is no need to change where your file is located.
Right click on a file contained in your computer's Dropbox folder.
Click on "Copy Dropbox Link", it copies to the clipboard.
This automatically flags that file as "shared" on the Dropbox site.
The link has by default this extension: ?dl=0

?dl=0 takes you to the Dropbox preview page. It tries to display the file if possible. A .zip file will show a "Download" button.

?dl=1 forces a file to download (even an image file). It puts up the usual download panel.

?raw=1 forces the file to render in the browser. This replicates the behavior of the old Public Folder system. Except now EVERYONE can do it ( I assume, I havent checked with anyone yet ).

So just edit the extension to be the type you need.

In all the emails they sent they never mentioned the raw=1 method. It is in a faq file here:
https://www.dropbox.com/help/201

I think this is a hidden help page, I can't see how anyone could navigate here from the normal help area.

https://www.dropbox.com/help/167
This page shows a few things, but the link it makes is dl=0 and no mention or link to the page that talks about raw.

I seriously think they don't want anyone to know about raw, or they have brain dead help file makers.

TLDR
Everyone can use dropbox to display images with the new system ?raw=1, even if you got it after 2012.
They don't want you to know this.


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Re: Dropbox users can still link images in forums

Post by Tzan » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:01 pm

I tried the same image on the Sijun forum, which has phpBB dated 2005, the link didnt work.
So I guess those extensions only work in forums with updated software.


Who knew forum software would change in 12 years??

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Re: Dropbox users can still link images in forums

Post by Overwatch_Elite » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:41 am

crazy how nature works like that

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Re: Dropbox users can still link images in forums

Post by Tzan » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:31 pm

I just realized that the name of the file is irrelevant.
I guess the number code is the only important part.

...ww.dropbox.com/s/v5ocxarqxlhw5l9/TotalGarbageName.jpg?raw=1
Still displays the same image, weird.

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Re: Dropbox users can still link images in forums

Post by Zupponn » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:17 pm

Can you update your image links in the BrikCaptions thread? Then I can update the BrikCaptions top thread as well. Thanks.

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