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 Post subject: Dropbox - without the senior moment....
Unread postPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 10:23 am 
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Yep, I had totally forgotten that members can not post in the Help forum. :redface:

But! As you see I tried to hand you an easy and quick way to share and post photos in this tutorial.

Now who has tried it, and did it work for you? Any bits I should make clearer?

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 Post subject: Re: Dropbox - without the senior moment....
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:27 am 
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DQ.............how does the privacy "settings" on dropbox work..........I do understand that you log in and have a password, but is there an administrator that has access to your box???

Yes, of course, the guys at dropbox can see into your files.
I would not post photos there which do not include clothes and stuff like that. There are automated programs checking for illegal content.
But there are no people sniffing in your stuff if that is what you mean.

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 Post subject: Re: Dropbox - without the senior moment....
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I was more thinking in the lines of office work dropped in there to finish tonight..........sometimes financials that I don't want others to see........ :wink:

Next question ( as it seems its only me and my million questions!!!)..........you need to resize your photos BEFORE you upload them to dropbox?? It does not seem to have a resize like photobucket???

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 Post subject: Re: Dropbox - without the senior moment....
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:49 am 
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Yep! it does not resize at all.

I dump my photos straight from Lightroom into the directories, after working on them, which includes resizing.

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 Post subject: Re: Dropbox - without the senior moment....
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Two more questions.................

1. When I upload and for some reason ( other than being not the brightest!!! :tongue: ) I did not upload to the correct folder how do I move the pic to the correct folder??

2. The picture did not give me that box at the right bottom corner, so I just right clicked and copied the URL........but now I have one very small picture here on the forum??? How do I rectify that???

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 Post subject: Re: Dropbox - without the senior moment....
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:21 am 
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Nope....

You miss a bit. Open it from your dropbox, and then click the anchorchain at the right bottom of the screen.
A new window opens with the Download button.
Rightclick that, and copy the link.

You now have something like this:
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https://dl.dropbox.com/s/vc448fqv6j1h2cm/IMG_4944.jpg?dl=1

Note that it starts with dl.dropbox

Remove the ?dl=1

You are left with
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https://dl.dropbox.com/s/vc448fqv6j1h2cm/IMG_4944.jpg


Select it, and hit the [Img] button on the top, and you get this:

Code:
[img]https://dl.dropbox.com/s/vc448fqv6j1h2cm/IMG_4944.jpg[/img]


And that shows like this:

Image

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 Post subject: Re: Dropbox - without the senior moment....
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lion queen wrote:
1. When I upload and for some reason ( other than being not the brightest!!! :tongue: ) I did not upload to the correct folder how do I move the pic to the correct folder??

You can just move them around. It is a (set of) folders on your machine, so with Explorer you can throw the files around as much as you like. Dropbox will note the change and adjust its files on the server too.

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 Post subject: Re: Dropbox - without the senior moment....
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Thanx for those............Question 1 is easy then.

BUT question 2 is my problem.............I did open it in dropbox...........but it did not give me that box at the right bottom only middle bottom with 2 options........save and delete.

I'll go back and retry with another photo.........practice makes perfect.........hope you don't mind all these questions, but hopefully it will be of use to the others that's to shy to show us what they can do with Dropbox!!! :whistle: :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Dropbox - without the senior moment....
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Did you use the Photos folder?

I don't mind the questions at all, that is what we are here for. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Dropbox - without the senior moment....
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Yes it's in the photo folder, but not in a subfolder.

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So more people than DQ and I have it???

I assume you can have as many as you can keep track of............. :whistle: :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Dropbox - without the senior moment....
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lion queen wrote:
Now it keeps telling me that my photo can only be 800 pixels wide.............I've resized the photo now to 131KB........can that still be to "big"????

Resize it to set width and height, not size. Which program do you use to resize?

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 Post subject: Re: Dropbox - without the senior moment....
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I signed up with Dropbox a few days go and followed the tutorial (thank you DuQues for the trouble you took) to post images in a trip report. Things on my screen looked a little different to the screen shots, but I put that down to my version probably just being a newer one and I persevered as best I could. When I got to preview my submission, though, the links were not translating to images. They were just sitting there as straight URLs.

I fiddled around a bit more and then did a Google search on hotlinks in Dropbox. There I read, that as of August this year, Dropbox have changed their tactics and no longer offer a Public folder to new users. It appeared from what I read that hotlinking would not, therefore, be possible for people who signed up after August. 

DuQues had said to use the Photos folder, and I had been using that, so after more fiddling (and some technical advice from my son) I found and copied the actual URLs of the images and posted them.

All good. The preview and the post now had pictures!  But then, not so good. If the post was read on an iPhone or iPad, there were no pictures. 

It may be an operating system issue or a perhaps a browser issue. I don't know.

Last night, I edited my post using Imgur and that seems to have worked for both the Windows PC and the Apple devices.

How have other forumites been going with Dropbox lately?


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