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 Post Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:19 pm 
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On this site you can use ?dl=1 instead of ?dl=raw. On some other sites that will cause the image to be automatically downloaded, but here it embeds it.

(No, I just get a message for both saying "Not possible to determine dimensions of image")

Perhaps, but if you use ?dl=1 it would normally download it - Not what do you need under normal circumstances. ?dl=0 takes you to the website, ?raw=1 should be used if you want it to be treated as a renderable item.

You quoted ?dl=raw. That is incorrect, (perhaps just a typo) - but if the forum is saying it can't determine the dimensions of the image, that means it is not finding your image on the web, which implies you've made a mistake somewhere.

Have you tried opening a new tab and then just pasting the image url in there? If it doesn't load as expected then you should troubleshoot it prior to trying to paste it into the forum.

The image displays as expected in a new tab. ?dl=raw behaves exactly like ?dl=0. ?raw=1 changes the url totally but displays the image on its own. ?dl=1 causes the image to download, but I don't think it would do that here.

Is it because the image is from my Public folder - just because my computer gives me a "Copy Dropbox link" option, is that not an option in fact, despite it working in a separate tab?

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 Post Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:28 pm 
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Trying again, not from the Public folder:

dl=0
This gives an error message - the next two don't.

dl=1
Image

raw=1
Image

I don't know why ?dl=0 gives an error, but this does prove that in this forum ?dl=1 does embed an image without download.

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 Post Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:06 pm 
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Well ?dl=0 takes you to the website doesn't it? In which case the format is NOT correct to be read as an image, you would expect it would give an error message if you try to post it using image tags. I think it would never work using image tags. You'd always get an error message. If you post it as a plain url, or you enclose it in url tags for the forum, then it will work - but it will go to the website.

For most other applications ?dl=1 means download the item only. If you paste that link in a webpage alone, it will certainly just download it. It will not render as an image. In this forum it may well be reinterpreted as being an item to render, and it would certainly mean less editing just changing the 0 to 1, but in most cases it will just download whatever it is you pointed to. At least that's how I understand it, but I claim no special knowledge about this, I just read what Dropbox said and that's how I interpret it.

In the end, if you use ?dl=1 and it works - then why worry? :) even if it's the wrong code? :?

And it doesn't matter where you put your images in Dropbox now, the Public folder has no relevance to this issue since they disabled it. It's just another folder which happens to have that name.

I hope you've got that sixpence insured! That was a lot of money in 1887!

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 Post Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:50 pm 
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Leewave wrote:
I hope you've got that sixpence insured! That was a lot of money in 1887!


1. It's not mine, just an internet picture.
2. It's one of the most common Victorian coins, worth around £20 in Mint condition (which that isn't!)

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 Post Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:07 pm 
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Re: image hosting...

A quick Google search reveals lots of free-to-use image hosting sites which will make things easy for people to post images to this forum.

Some don't even want you to have an account with them either.

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 Post Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:31 pm 
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Thanks Jonah, that has been noted earlier. There are lots of hosting options on the Internet.

Macbiter, yes I did a check of how much that sixpence (1/40th of a £) would be worth! About £3.72 after historic inflation rates are taken into account between then and now!

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 Post Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:13 am 
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Leewave wrote:
Macbiter, yes I did a check of how much that sixpence (1/40th of a £) would be worth! About £3.72 after historic inflation rates are taken into account between then and now!

Well, one in Mint condition has beaten inflation then! As expected though, most of them aren't. You could probably find a circulated example for somewhere around that £3.72...

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 Post Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:17 am 
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I like photos of threepeny bits ;)


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 Post Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:22 am 
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loughor wrote:
I like photos of threepeny bits ;)

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 Post Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:29 am 
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Jonah wrote:
Re: image hosting...

Seconded!

Well, this thread started out with good intentions... :D

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 Post Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:19 pm 
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Tch! Smut. The 12 sided pre-decimal coin I obviously meant. I have a silver 1938 threepence but not pristine condition. It looks like a sixpence but slightly smaller and thinner. It was the coin above that reminded me.

Like this linked, but not as good -> http://24carat.co.uk/images/1938threepencerev400.jpg


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 Post Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:02 pm 
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loughor wrote:
Tch! Smut. The 12 sided pre-decimal coin I obviously meant.

Ha! That's why it was followed by a wink (wink, nudge nudge)? :lol:

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 Post Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:28 am 
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I don't see the "innocent (yeah, right)" smilie. But a nod is a good as a wink etc.


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