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Dropbox Public Folders Going Away - Now what?

Posted by ElmoC 
Dropbox Public Folders Going Away - Now what?
March 01, 2017 02:40PM
So, with Dropbox dropping the public folder, which seemed to have been the normal method used to post images in forums, what is another way to post images in messages so you don't have to go to another web page to see it?

I was able to do this...


Now I have to do this...
OctoPi Case

Any other solutions other than dropbox to allow the original way? I'm ready to dump dropbox because of this.
Re: Dropbox Public Folders Going Away - Now what?
March 01, 2017 02:58PM
Photobucket
VDX
Re: Dropbox Public Folders Going Away - Now what?
March 01, 2017 02:59PM
... why not use the forums uploader?

Simply attach the image (rescale it eventually for a lower size), then "create a link in message" ...




... to place it inside of your text ...


Viktor
Re: Dropbox Public Folders Going Away - Now what?
March 01, 2017 03:26PM


Okay. Did not know you could do that. Well, good-bye Dropbox.

Thanks.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/01/2017 03:26PM by ElmoC.
Re: Dropbox Public Folders Going Away - Now what?
March 01, 2017 05:25PM
Or copy html from a blogger post, post doesnt need to be published.
Re: Dropbox Public Folders Going Away - Now what?
March 01, 2017 11:19PM
Just a test...

Moscow's new favorite Clown:



"Create link in message" didn't work for me ( Win8.1, Internet Explorer )

Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 03/01/2017 11:22PM by o_lampe.
Attachments:
open | download - oleg_trump.jpg (123.8 KB)
Re: Dropbox Public Folders Going Away - Now what?
March 02, 2017 07:07AM
Google Drive?


Son of MegaMax 3D printer: [www.instructables.com]
Re: Dropbox Public Folders Going Away - Now what?
March 02, 2017 07:32AM
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the_digital_dentist
Google Drive?

If I'd put the above image on google drive, I could be sure to land on NSA's and BND's "list".
I'm no fan of "cloud " services anyway...
Re: Dropbox Public Folders Going Away - Now what?
March 02, 2017 09:23AM
You can still use Dropbox to host images for this forum. Here is an image that I have in one of my ordinary Dropbox folders.



The trick is, when pasting the link in this forum between the image tags, you need to replace "?dl=0" at the end by "?raw=1".


Delta printer calibration calculator, mini IR Z probe, and colour touch screen control panel: [escher3d.com]

Large delta printer, and other 3D printer blog postings: [miscsolutions.wordpress.com]

Full disclosure: I have a financial interest in sales of the Panel Due, Mini IR height sensor, and Duet WiFi/Duet Ethernet.

Re: Dropbox Public Folders Going Away - Now what?
March 02, 2017 11:28AM
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o_lampe
I'm no fan of "cloud " services anyway...

That made me laugh. What do you think DropBox is/was.
Re: Dropbox Public Folders Going Away - Now what?
March 02, 2017 12:46PM
Postimage works but has had a wobble recently where there was talk of it shutting down. I think disaster was a averted. The forums own image store is best as the images should remain as long as the forum does.

If you're a Windows user [www.bricelam.net] gives you a right click option to resize.


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DemonDeltaMicro - Micro Delta Printer [www.thingiverse.com]
Things I've made/remixed.
Re: Dropbox Public Folders Going Away - Now what?
March 03, 2017 01:18AM
Stone the crows, it works!

Never knew this option existed. (I am talking about creating the link in msg option)



Image is me playing with a bard-air type cooling on my integrated piezo effector test.
So basically I am testing an image option with an image of me testing cooling on a testing rig for testing piezo sensor calibration tests.

Reminds me of when I was making a tool, to make a tool, to make handles for a tool used to sharpen my tools.

Lykle
Re: Dropbox Public Folders Going Away - Now what?
March 03, 2017 04:22AM
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o_lampe
If I'd put the above image on google drive, I could be sure to land on NSA's and BND's "list".
I'm no fan of "cloud " services anyway...

If you think they haven't already associated those images with you, you have grossly underestimated the NSA. They have your phone calls, emails, browsing history (who would have imagined you were into clown pr0n?), passwords, etc.

DjDemonD: How do you trick the forum into hosting the image? I usually post images to a public file on my web site, that way you can see full resolution images. Of course, if I ever pull them they disappear from the forums. Web hosting is pretty cheap these days, especially for noncommercial stuff like this. Most ISPs provide some web hosting for free with your internet service subscription.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/03/2017 04:29AM by the_digital_dentist.

Son of MegaMax 3D printer: [www.instructables.com]
Re: Dropbox Public Folders Going Away - Now what?
March 03, 2017 06:10AM
Just resize your image so that it's below 640kb approx. Then upload it with " attach a file" once you've done that a "create link in message" button appears click that.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/03/2017 07:34AM by DjDemonD.

[www.precisionpiezo.co.uk] - Drop in Piezo Z-Probe

DemonDeltaMicro - Micro Delta Printer [www.thingiverse.com]
Things I've made/remixed.
Re: Dropbox Public Folders Going Away - Now what?
March 03, 2017 10:58PM
That's exactly what doesn't work for me. I see the create... button and when I click it, the cursor appears in the message box, but no link or anything else...
Re: Dropbox Public Folders Going Away - Now what?
March 03, 2017 11:05PM
Put the cursor where you want the image in the message, then click the create link in message button.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/03/2017 11:32PM by DjDemonD.

[www.precisionpiezo.co.uk] - Drop in Piezo Z-Probe

DemonDeltaMicro - Micro Delta Printer [www.thingiverse.com]
Things I've made/remixed.
Re: Dropbox Public Folders Going Away - Now what?
March 04, 2017 12:16AM
blabla test

here comes the picture...

No nothing.. I think, I have something disabled in my browser ( java script? )
Attachments:
open | download - Morgenstern.jpg (230.5 KB)
Re: Dropbox Public Folders Going Away - Now what?
March 04, 2017 12:48AM
Yeah there's something going on there.


[www.precisionpiezo.co.uk] - Drop in Piezo Z-Probe

DemonDeltaMicro - Micro Delta Printer [www.thingiverse.com]
Things I've made/remixed.
Re: Dropbox Public Folders Going Away - Now what?
March 16, 2017 03:14PM



What is Open Source?
What is Open Source Hardware?
Open Source in a nutshell: the Four Freedoms
CC BY-NC is not an Open Source license
Re: Dropbox Public Folders Going Away - Now what?
March 16, 2017 11:32PM
Thanks bobc,
I found a workaround for the non functioning " create link" button in IE: Just use Firefox instead grinning smiley

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/16/2017 11:33PM by o_lampe.
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