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How to add a picture to a forum post.

Been trying to figure this out since the day I signed-up to expat.com

When I add a picture it comes up as what seems to be a "broken link". See below:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wz7jzuxiwt5zzj3/love.jpg?dl=0

I've PM'd a regular user, and also a moderator for support. But not heard back from either of them.

Has anyone successfully added a picture to a post?

http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/50/507c13690e57c5b5d2af8e9f437b25cd43c0d83598693732e3d143934efd2a2e.jpg

Hit the landscape picture in the edit post toolbar and insert your link there

sanooku :

[url]https://www.dropbox.com/s/wz7jzuxiwt5zzj3/love.jpg?dl=0[/url]

Don't use Dropbox.
Use other online photo albums like Flickr, Photobucket, Google Photo, etc. etc... even your FB album.
There are dozens of them that allow one to create free online albums.
Make sure the 'access' option (of your uploaded photo) is set to 'public' and you copy the IMG link not the page link.
Also, some of those photo-hosting sites don't allow users to share their photos on internet. Please take care of that as well.
https://a.optnmstr.com/users/36a1b2f1f16e/images/61678f2a92d31495521283-logo-expat.jpg
source: http://www.expat.com/en/

Dropbox is tricky, it intercepts image urls and displays a webpage.

Instead of
ht tps://www.dropbox.com/s/.../love.jpg
or
ht tps://www.dropbox.com/s/.../love.jpg?dl=1

put ?raw=1 on the end, like
ht tps://www.dropbox.com/s/.../love.jpg?raw=1

and use the mountain icon like @1312j said.

How do I know?
I googled dropbox image link and this blog explained the workaround.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wz7jzuxiwt5zzj3/love.jpg?raw=1

gobot :

.. and use the mountain icon like @1312j said.

Did use the mountain/landscape icon before.

Instead of
ht tps://www.dropbox.com/s/.../love.jpg
or
ht tps://www.dropbox.com/s/.../love.jpg?dl=1

put ?raw=1 on the end, like
[b] ht tps://www.dropbox.com/s/.../love.jpg?raw=1

Let me try it with "raw=1" instead of "dl=1".

https://www.dropbox.com/s/yewc9yd4x9avrgd/meanwhile-on-instagram.jpg?raw=1
:top: :top: :top:

I try the first time to add a picture. But it doesn't work.
If I add the link, the picture can be loaded by clicking the link.
Test with link

But if I add the link in the add image function, the picture is not indicated.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1fngMidpasMwZAb6QXSzkIquv_syKElSb

I use Google Drive.
What do I make wrong?

Andy Passenger :

I try the first time to add a picture. But it doesn't work.
If I add the link, the picture can be loaded by clicking the link.
Test with link

But if I add the link in the add image function, the picture is not indicated.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1fngMi … uv_syKElSb

I use Google Drive.
What do I make wrong?

Has to end in a .Jpg

SimCityAT :
Andy Passenger :

I try the first time to add a picture. But it doesn't work.
If I add the link, the picture can be loaded by clicking the link.
Test with link

But if I add the link in the add image function, the picture is not indicated.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1fngMi … uv_syKElSb

I use Google Drive.
What do I make wrong?

Has to end in a .Jpg

Ok, then I must better inform me about Google Drive.  :/
I can only copy the release link in Google Drive.
But I think what in Dropbox works should work in Google Drive too.
I never worked with Cloud Services :(  in the past.

Thank you SimCityAT

Andy Passenger :

I try the first time to add a picture. But it doesn't work.
If I add the link, the picture can be loaded by clicking the link.
Test with link

But if I add the link in the add image function, the picture is not indicated.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1fngMidpasMwZAb6QXSzkIquv_syKElSb

I use Google Drive.
What do I make wrong?

Google deprecated web hosting via Google Drive two/three years ago. That means, files (especially image files) stored in GDrive can't be embedded directly into a website.

Google gives you the "sharing" link NOT a "direct link" or permalink.
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There's a workaround mentioned HERE and it works.  ;)
- Use GPhotos (GDrive may work as well) to host your photos.
- Get the "sharing" link of your image as usual
- Use this site to "generate code" for a Direct Link.
- Copy and embed the new Direct Link into your post.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/yVdU-YaMIH35sHcNbjhaMjRkXX7epf-1JvhxqXkamwLPde5G6J4bcU14RBU

senwl :
Andy Passenger :

I try the first time to add a picture. But it doesn't work.
If I add the link, the picture can be loaded by clicking the link.
Test with link

But if I add the link in the add image function, the picture is not indicated.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1fngMi … uv_syKElSb

I use Google Drive.
What do I make wrong?

Google deprecated web hosting via Google Drive two/three years ago. That means, files (especially image files) stored in GDrive can't be embedded directly into a website.

Google gives you the "sharing" link NOT a "direct link" or permalink.
-------
There's a workaround mentioned HERE and it works.  ;)
- Use GPhotos (GDrive may work as well) to host your photos.
- Get the "sharing" link of your image as usual
- Use this site to "generate code" for a Direct Link.
- Copy and embed the new Direct Link into your post.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/yVdU- … J4bcU14RBU

Thank you senwl
Seems to work  :top:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Dm_3HE9fBfPpetIlji6oW0kTaj6PIdq23ZpJtJd5P3zvaVFUoQkDM_irICc
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/6rvQIGIf5_EtMmifqvVBgeujJf6UFjPNHxaV_OyPtpCgF5Xrisxga8xlK7I

How beastly, some witch has cast horses into bushes, and decapitated hippos.

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