When you share an image (or any file) with Dropbox, it sends people to a page that wraps that file in an HTML page that is Dropbox branded. Here is an easy way using Alfred (with it's paid Powerpack) to get a link that links directly to the file. This is useful for using as the
src in an
<img> tag. I often use it in a wiki or a task management site like Jira or Redmine to show a screenshot. All we need to do is replace
dl.dropboxusercontent in the share link, like my friend Ryan points out.
After downloading my Alfred Workflow, here's all you need to do:
- Select an image or any file in Finder.
- Click the Dropbox icon, then select "Share Dropbox Link".
- Invoke Alfred, then type "dbd" (it stands for DropBox Direct).
- Paste the link anywhere needed.
Hope this helps anyone out there! Give me any feedback if you come across problems!