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  1. Flo33

    Flo33 Monkey

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    Are there any restrictions for integrating image links in posts using the button on top of the editing field? I've tried google drive and dropbox links, both give me a broken link sign in the post preview. Didn't find any information on this.
     

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  2. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    There are no restrictions, but at least with Google Drive, what they provide you as a "share-able link" is not really a link to the image. It's a link to a webpage that displays the image. You also have to make sure the image is "public" in the settings.

    It's stupid, but the only way to link to the image is to actually manually edit the link. For example, an image I have stored on my Google Drive is:
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    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzEU13Sx4K3YRmk5MnlDV1dzLTQ/view?usp=sharing
    That can't be linked to via the IMG tags, though. You actually have to manually edit the link to use that ID in the address. You have to add https://drive.google.com/uc?id= in front of that long string of characters.

    Code:
    https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0BzEU13Sx4K3YRmk5MnlDV1dzLTQ
    That can be put into the IMG tags:

     
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    binary visions The voice of reason

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    P.S. this is all retarded but unfortunately isn't something I can fix since it's Google's stupid fault for making it hard.
     
  4. Flo33

    Flo33 Monkey

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    Got it, thx for the explanation!