How does one code a pic into VASL using dropbox

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Hi,

I have just spent 5 hours trying to work out how to get a picture to load from Dropbox unto a VASL map.

With all the fancy coding some people do one would think this would be easy. Wrong.

Needless to say it will be a external image and Dropbox will have http:// name here.

It is getting this into VASL that then displays an image that is the problem.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pj5swjj7xvoj8a9/OKW PIC.JPG?dl=0

Please if anyone can do this let me know.

thanks
 

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Dropbox exited the image hosting business. You can try the instructions here but I didn't have much luck with the redirect and VASSAL's HTML support. YMMV.

 

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Does the image need to come from Dropbox? Could it be on a local drive?

How are you importing it into VASL (regardless of where you are sourcing it from)?
 

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It is getting this into VASL that then displays an image that is the problem.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pj5swjj7xvoj8a9/OKW PIC.JPG?dl=0
Change the "dl=0" to "dl=1". This initiates a download, rather than using their in-browser viewer. You can't really tell the difference for an image, but try it with an audio file and you'll see the difference (or do a "view source" on the link you posted [omg]). I have Javascript turned off, which is why I didn't see all the shit they put up :-O

This works for me as a label in VASL:
Code:
<html>
<img src="https://www.dropbox.com/s/pj5swjj7xvoj8a9/OKW PIC.JPG?dl=1">
EDIT: Ah, I just clicked on zgrose's link now :-/ which says the same thing. I've had trouble with redirects in VASSAL before as well, but the above works for me :)

And as zgrose said, they're not in the image hosting business any more, so there's no guarantee that these image links will work in the future.
 
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