How to post Dropbox images

You are permitted, as a registered user on this board, to post images as attachments. They must be less than 256 K in size, and you can't attach more than three to any message.

However, sometimes it's useful to have an offline source for pictures which can be referenced without loading them here. Dropbox has been used for that purpose by many users. We don't have any code to help out with this, but here's a way you can display such images inline, without referencing Dropbox's internal dialog page.

1. Make sure that your Dropbox is externally readable, particularly by the address of this forum.

2. On Dropbox's program or app, find the image you wish to post and click "Share", then "Copy Link". This will get you an address such as the one below:

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https://www.dropbox.com/s/hezdfhyn5ugcl97/Logo.png?dl=0
3. In the posting dialog, use the "img" tag above -- the button that looks like a picture of a mountain and the moon; it's ninth in line from the left -- and place it in the message where you want your inline image to go. (Alternatively, you can just type the bracketed tags.)

4. Insert the copied link from Dropbox between the bracketed tags. Thus:

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[img]https://www.dropbox.com/s/hezdfhyn5ugcl97/Logo.png?dl=0[/img]
5. Modify the address by removing "dl=0" at the end and replacing it with "raw=1". This will reproduce the picture without any requesters at 100% of its original size.

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[img]https://www.dropbox.com/s/hezdfhyn5ugcl97/Logo.png?raw=1[/img]
And here's what the above code produces in your message:

Image