desmond wrote:I don't know how long it will last but it seems it's worth experimenting with in the meantime - thanks for this.
I'll make a guess: September.
I can still post images via Dropbox in the old way but that's because I've got a "pro" account (i.e. I pay money for it) and direct linking to images for such accounts runs out of steam from September. I think they've not actually removed the functionality yet because of the pro accounts, just changed the string you get when you right click on a file in the Public folder. However, once they turn off the functionality for everyone then I would expect this rather neat hack to go too.
I have my own domain with associated space so I am going over to using that, but what with having to ftp files onto my server then determine the correct link etc it's just not as easy as with Dropbox. :madas:
Incidentally, someone mentioned Photobucket. According to an article on The Register Photobucket will continue to allow you to direct link to images but will start charging you $400 for the privilege. Hmmm. The article is here.