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Old Nov 13, 2013, 9:58 PM   #111
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Been awhile since I popped in here, thank you for everyone sharing their excellent photos. I like this one I took at a high school band halftime show. The feature twirler is quite energetic and cheerful, and a high level twirler. D600, 85 1.8D, 2500ISO at F4.

EDIT: for some reason 'insert image' isn't working for me - I put the url to a dropbox link and it shows up as a question mark.

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See my explanation two posts below for how to make those links work... This post:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/ni...ml#post1361691

Here's your image the way you wanted it to appear to begin with:


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Old Nov 13, 2013, 11:13 PM   #112
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Hmmmm.....

I just tried it myself and see issues with that link.

Are you sure that's a "public link" to the image, versus something unique to a photo album you have created in your account?

I'd go to your dropbox account online, browse for the image in your folders, right click on it, and use the "Copy public link" choice.

Depending on how your dropbox account is setup, something you want to post a public "hot link" to (so an image will be visible in forum posts, etc.), will need to be in your Public Dropbox folder (not a folder for photo albums, etc.).

IOW, you may need to copy the file to your Public folder and use the "Copy public link" choice to get a valid link to an image that you can embed in a forum post.
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Old Nov 13, 2013, 11:32 PM   #113
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OK... I found the problem.

Here's the solution for newer dropbox accounts without a need for a separate Public folder...

Append this to the end of a link you want to embed in a forum post using the "Insert Image" icon, or using [img] in front of a link and [/img] after a link, which does the same thing:

?dl=1

IOW, instead of this:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cy1wewcvuc...ssalem861d.jpg

Use, this (note that I added ?dl=1 to the end of the link).

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cy1wewcvuc...m861d.jpg?dl=1

Note the section at the bottom of this page about that kind of thing:

https://www.dropbox.com/help/201/en

I have an older Dropbox account with a separate Public folder setup and don't need to worry about appending anything when I get a Public Link from my Public folder. But, apparently, newer Dropbox accounts work differently. So, just append ?dl=1 a link, and you should get it a link that works correctly in forums where you may want to embed an image.

Then, if your link has ?dl-1 at the end of it and is surrounded by img tags, you'll see the image embedded in the forums here (and I edited your post so that the image is visible in it now).

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/ni...ml#post1361684
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Old Nov 14, 2013, 12:35 AM   #114
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Thanks Jim

I had successfully posted images from Dropbox before, it was as easy as click and paste, so I'll be adding ?dl=1 in the future.
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Old Nov 14, 2013, 8:28 AM   #115
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If they're in your Dropbox/Public folder, then you don't need to add anything (and I have a Public folder setup that I use for images I want to embed in posts).

But, if they're not in your Dropbox Public folder, it looks like they're requiring ?dl=1 at the end of a link. IOW, without ?dl=1 at the end, it goes to their Preview Page, and is not really a direct link to the image.

It also looks like they don't create a Public folder by default anymore for new Dropbox accounts (but, you can still create one if you don't want to be bothered for the need to append ?dl=1 at the end of images you want to embed in posts). Here's a page about that:

https://www.dropbox.com/help/16/en

Basically, just click on the link below, and it will create a Public folder for your Dropbox account if you do not already have one (i.e., you didn't start using Dropbox until after October 4, 2012 when they stopped creating one by default):

https://www.dropbox.com/enable_public_folder

I was not aware of those changes before seeing the problems with your post, looking at your edits, and trying to figure out why the link was going to a preview page versus directly to the image you wanted to embed. Live and Learn.

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BTW, super capture. That's a great photo!
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Old Nov 14, 2013, 10:00 AM   #116
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That's a great shot Frank, very sharp and you freeze the action very well.

I don't have a 85mm lens and I am looking some pictures from the 85mm 1.8 and love the sharpness and bokeh.

Thank you for posting.
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Jim,

The photo is in my public folder, and that's how I've always shared them before.

Here's another from my public folder:



And it ends in 'jpg' not with ?dl=1

Perhaps a glitch of some other kind; I have shared photos and videos from my dropbox account many times with many people.

MarceloLI - I'm still using the old 85 1.8D, the newer G is allegedly a bit sharper and faster focusing, but I love the 85. Best money I ever spent on a lens for price/performance.

Edit - Final note: girl in middle seems rather short because she is buckling at her knees while setting up a shot, has a brace on one knee from a torn ACL.
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Something is wrong with the way you used the Copy Public Link feature (or you also have it in a different folder and got a link from the other folder instead).

I see that it is in your Public folder. Here's a valid public link to it (not the link you were using in your earlier post):

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ssalem861d.jpg

IOW, the link I just used is a "direct" link to the image in your public folder, so it would embed fine (whereas the link you were using goes to a preview page instead, unless you append ?dl-1 to the end of it as discussed above).
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Jim,

OK, when I click on the icon for dropbox at the upper right of my screen, a drop down menu appears - if I move the mouse down, the most recent files added icons appear and at right is a button to share the link. That's what I did with the feature twirler photo. Instead, I right clicked on the file in the public folder itself for the volleyball photo to get the link. It was uploaded earlier so does not appear as a recently added photo with the button at right.

So, I don't see it as me necessarily doing something 'wrong' - and I will add that if I email the link to a friend from the button option, it goes through just fine to the receiver.
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I use Linux and my Dropbox menus are different. But, it sounds like the link you posted is not a true direct link to the image in your Public folder (the one I just posted is the true public link that is a direct link to the photo), hence the issues. I'd use the method you used for the Volleyball photo that worked (or use the web interface, then right click on an image and use the "Get a Public Link" feature.

A link to share an image is not the same thing as a public link (key word being "public"). It probably only worked because it happened to be in your Public folder (but went to a Preview page versus it being a Direct Link, unless you append ?dl-1 to it).
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