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Bit of research into how Dropbox manages images has revealed all. Although Dropbox shared links look just like ordinary web image source URLs, they aren't! They actually activate a management layer inside Dropbox that presents the image, as I suggested earlier, as one of many. In consequence Dropbox links can't be embedded successfully in a webpage because Browsers expect a single raw image. To keep the Browser happy it's necessary to bypass Dropbox's management layer.
One solution suggests it can be done changing the query string from, for example,
Didn't work for me, perhaps because the method is historic. Instead it seems Dropbox now provide direct access to embeddable images by requesting them from a different server. Rather than:
Fingers crossed, that does work. Not sure it's a good way of managing images though. I prefer the forums own Album system for the reasons given by Frances. Although a shade clunky and basic the album avoids many technical issues and is future proof in that it should last at least as long the Forum.
|Neil Wyatt||21/10/2019 14:04:17|
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Note, Dropbox free isn't intended for image hosting in this way. You could end up exceeding your bandwidth limit if a picture gets displayed a lot with the result your account gets throttled or limited.
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Tony, how are you measuring the power of your steppers, I have some I would like to verify before I put them to work.
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I believe the bandwidth limit on a Free Dropbox account is 10Gb/day. The photo I used as an example is 1.3Mb, so about 8000 downloads of that would do the mischief. (8000 downloads isn't much in web terms.)
Phil needn't panic though : since he started his thread, it's averaged about 260 views per day, quite respectable but not Top of the Pops. Putting the same Dropbox pictures on a busy thread like 'What did you do today' would be more risky, though I think all Dropbox does is send 404 Errors until next day's ration becomes available.
|Tony Pratt 1||21/10/2019 19:24:50|
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|Phil Grant||22/10/2019 19:07:40|
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Thanks for that Dave, you learn something every day
|Michael Gilligan||22/10/2019 21:02:44|
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Just to confirm, Dave ...
Yes, that works fine on the iPad
Edited By Michael Gilligan on 22/10/2019 21:07:06
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