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HOW TO POST DIRECT IMAGE LINKS FROM GOOGLE DRIVE...
March 16, 2019 07:37AM
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Hello folks,


I was never able to really participate here, because the link code I used successfully to post my images from Google Drive, on every other forum on earth, did not work here. Crying


Recently I found another (simpler really) way to form the link text, and thankfully it works just fine here!! Cheers!


What I used to use was of the form: http: //drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=XXXXX (without that space after http: )


What works is like this instead: https: //drive.google.com/uc?id=XXXXX (without that space after https: )


[Tutorial: In Google Drive you must first have your files/folders marked for access by "Anyone with a link", than right click an image and choose Share. In the window that comes up, copy the link. It will have the form https: //drive.google.com/file/d/XXXXX/view?usp=sharing (without that space after https: ) You want to copy the file identifier only (the part XXXXX) and paste it into the posting format show above.]


I have a feeling the switch to https: helped a lot, making the forum servers feel more secure, and removing the export tag makes it a more "direct" link as well. Huh?


In any case I am very happy to be able to finally "come home"! Watch Honeymoon


- Thomas "Motowatch"


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Subject Author Views Posted
Hello guys, my image insertions from Google Drive fail with code 400 URL Thomas 5135 August 06, 2014 03:09PM
HOW TO POST DIRECT IMAGE LINKS FROM GOOGLE DRIVE... Thomas 39 March 16, 2019 07:37AM
Still working on this, Thomas. I think I have found the issue >> Jittery Jim 4926 August 07, 2014 02:40PM
Thumbs Up Thanks for the update Jim, it has been frustrating... Sad Thomas 4904 August 07, 2014 04:53PM
Tim and I haven't yet solved this ourselves; next step is to reach out to our hosting provider. (n/t) Jittery Jim 4881 August 10, 2014 06:21PM
Crying Okay, please keep trying, all my photos are on Google Drive now. Oops (n/t) Thomas 4730 August 11, 2014 09:45AM
Emailed them today. Smile (n/t) Jittery Jim 4930 August 11, 2014 09:57AM
Whistle Any progress? I am very anxious to contribute... Crying (n/t) Thomas 4805 August 18, 2014 01:37PM
As far as I know both Tim and I have hit a wall. Haven't given up totally yet. (n/t) Jittery Jim 4848 August 18, 2014 05:08PM
Used to work with PMWF, works with SCWF and all other forums I am on. Angry (n/t) Thomas 4852 August 18, 2014 06:03PM
My images from Photobucket all display, but they display a lot smaller than they used to on PMWF. Perhaps I have a setting wrong somewhere? (n/t) JFK3531 4866 August 06, 2014 06:22PM
No, you don't have a setting wrong. It's a feature of the forum >> Jittery Jim 4816 August 07, 2014 06:26AM
OK. Thanks. (n/t) JFK3531 4866 August 07, 2014 05:01PM
I'll add in that my hosted pics don't always display. BF Hammer 4816 August 06, 2014 03:22PM
I tested a couple but haven't run into any issue. Confused Jittery Jim 4912 August 07, 2014 02:41PM
I'll play around with inserting from Drive and investigate. Thanks for reporting! (n/t) Jittery Jim 4836 August 06, 2014 03:10PM



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