Bring back static URLs for image files. Currently they change every day.
Prior to the month of May, images files stored on OneDrive had static URLs. "View Original" displayed the image using a static, unchanging URL. You could use it to link images to blogs, forums, web-pages, etc.
Since May, posted images no longer get a static URL; it changes at least once a day. It is no longer possible to link an image to a blog because the link is only valid for less than 24 hours. OneDrive is no longer a viable cloud-service provider for image files.
Please try out the new embed experience for photos. You’ll see an “embed” option in the command bar with options for getting the right image size for your site. Let us know what you think!
Still not working... the embed link only DOWNLOADS the image, it does not show the image in the browser, and, therefore, it cannot be used as a post of a picture in a forums or blogs... Tried in Chrome and Edge. And, furthermore, it downloads the image without any file extensions (I can add it manually in front of the question mark in the link, but it will still just download the photo (but this time at least with a file extension)).
We been a way to embed images with BBCode. I frame does not work with a lot of forums. Also it needs to have the resize options along with the static link
While the URL in the 'embed' code may be static, the request for it in IE or Edge (and apparently Chrome as well) produces a response containing 'Content-Disposition: Attachment'. This means it cannot be displayed in the browser, but has to be downloaded for viewing.
This new 'feature' thus still does not allow copying an image from OneDrive and pasting it into a webpage, which is what we could do until 19 May 2015. We can still do it with images uploaded before then.
We're no closer to a resolution of this than we were when the topic was opened, and it's disappointing that the GPM thinks we are.
The only purpose I could see in regularly changing the URL addresses was to stop people using the images in websites/blogs, but this is not the case - they are happy for people to use them in that way, so what is the point of changing the URLs? I really want to know.
Using the "embed" functionality seems to work. A forum post I made earlier this week with the image embedded still displays the original image.
UTM, they *replaced* the fixed-url with the embed. They did not go back to using static URLs for images.
Doesn't work, the URL's are still being changed.
Two steps forward and one step back.
The ability to resize the image was possible in the past but you had to know what to append to the Original Image's URL. Now that's done using Embed's new UI and that's a very welcome improvement. Thank you.
The revised Embed function produces an *obfuscated URL*, namely it doesn't contain the image file's name (like "IMG34756.jpg"). This causes a glitch when used with Internet Explorer 11.
When fed an obfuscated URL, IE11 defaults to asking if you want to *download* the image instead of automatically displaying it. This doesn't happen with the competition (Flickr, Google Drive, etc) because their URLs contain the photo's file name.
The URL of practically every image displayed on the web contains its name. It's not like anyone cares if the file name is known. Therefore you must have some very important need to hide it (at the cost of breaking compatibility with IE11). What is that need?
Ben Jackson commented
Excellent, this is much better than what we had before. It saves me quite a few steps and I can now embed my pictures much faster. Many thanks.
I (unlike many other people) understand that you could not simply change it back to what we had before and that there are probably many other factors to consider.
Well I successfully added an image using the embed code, inserted in the "IMG" tags that my forum uses. Let's see if it's still working in a couple days.
You'd think it would be easier to just provide a static URL, just like it was until sometime last year...
Thank you, Douglas Pearce and your team, for once again providing a way to link and embed OneDrive photos in sites and blogs.
This isn't what we are asking for. We want access to static URLs!! BOOM! FAIL!
No, Douglas Pierce, this is not done. We don't want to embed pictures; we just want links to our photos to not change.
Andreas “iCON” Bielawski commented
Embed? No, that's not what we want... This is not solved, please reopen!
Thanks! Love it!
Have you solved this problem yet ... it will affect a business decision ... thanks
Ben Jackson commented
Is this on the roadmap? Any idea of a deployment date?
Glen O'Riley commented
This explains a **** of a lot! I've been trying to chase what's up with my Outlook email signatures for some time. I see there is an embed option in OD now BUT that doesn't work with Outlook signatures for some reason (iframe) so doesn't help.
I would desperately like to see this fixed.
Sahil Mannick commented
Once again, sighhhh. Why does Microsoft keep breaking perfectly good functionality!!! I have dropbox which I hardly use these days since OneDrive did everything I wanted and it meant I didn't have to use a third party solution for cloud storage.
I recently noticed that URLs of images in my public folder kept changing which meant images I posted in forums were no longer visible. I had to google the problem to find what Microsoft had done. Funnily enough, Bing didn't lead me here under the same search.
Seriously, just take it back to how it was a year ago, including placeholders for the desktop folders...
Jordan Mills commented
So is this one of the "delay until the product changes and we don't have to worry about it" things MS does?
Joe Farmer commented
Updated Dec 11th to say "Working on it now" so action is slowly happening....