Using images from Google Drive

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Hi, I have a question about Google Drive. How can I add an image from Google Drive? I've uploaded an image and shared from anyone in the web. I've copied the share link and pasted it in the URL field. However, I can't see my image. Do I need to adjust any additional setting in Google Drive? Thank you
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Neal

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Normally Google Drive doesn't provide a direct link to the image (or video) that was uploaded. The Image Item (and Video Item) are expecting a direct link (file that ends in the appropriate extension) to the file, rather than a page that has the content on it.

Have you tried using Rise Storage to upload your images and using them in your Presentation?

Thanks.
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Hello, I'm new here and hopefully this will be helpful to you, I host all my rise images on drive.

In your drive create a folder at the top level which is specifically for rise images and make it public, this will stop you having public external links all over your Drive. All the images you subsequently put in it will inherit the sharing settings.

This link shows you what changes you need to make to the url (that you get from 'share' to make it publicly viewable from your drive.

Hope this helps,

http://googlesystem.blogspot.co.uk/20...
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David Hahn

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Thank you!  This made my day!
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One question however.... do I need to be logged into my account to access the image? It seemed like once I logged off my account the image vanished ?
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Sorry don't understand what you mean? In your placeholder, you add an image and cut and paste the URL into the box. Couple of things to be aware of. Your image needs to be made public via a link in Drive. I've found it best practice to make a drive folder at a top level which is *RISE-PUBLIC VIA LINK* - and set the sharing settings on that folder to be public via a link. Then anything that you put in it at that level gets the same sharing permissions.  Be careful that if you change the sharing setting on a folder it ripples through everything in folders underneath it - so that's why I find best practice to have one *PUBLIC* folder at a top level.  If you want you can put an image in multiple locations in your Drive, see this link. Also, I've found a quicker tool to create these links: http://gdurl.com/ or this one: http://gdriveurl.com/
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Thank you very much you helped me a lot 
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The best way to do this is to:
1> Make your folder "Public" in Share settings.
2>In your Chrome Browser, right click on any image in that folder and click Preview.
3>Copy the Alpha-numeric text that appears after the last '/"
4>The Permanent Link to your image would be:
www.googledrive.com/host/[Text you copied]/[Your Image Name with ext]
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Thanks for the tip Helen.
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Thank you Neal for your aclaration. And thank you, Helen, it works perfect
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Does that work to play a folder of images?
i.e. where you don't have to have a link to each picture itself, but instead one Drive link to a folder of images that play like a playlist (like the photo album handles Picasa folder images)

Can it work with a folder of video?

Thanks,
Robert
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The Image Item only handles a single image. You wouldn't be able to add a folder to it.
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Hi!
I ran across this thread while trying to find a solution as well.  I tried Helen's idea and it worked wonderfully but also got me thinking!  I did some more research and found another solution!  I personally like it better because the link is "cleaner".  I thought I'd share it with the rest of you!

You can construct your URL like this...
http://googledrive.com/host/folder_ID/document_name 

For example, if your folder ID is 0B6P8TDyPzj3NdnhyckxfZVBRYIE and the name of your document is image.jpg, then the url will be:  
http://googledrive.com/host/0B6P8TDyPzj3NdnhyckxfZVBRYIE/image.jpg

You still have to have your folder share settings as "Anyone who has the link" (or "Public").

Share Direct Links to Files in Google Drive and Skip the Web Viewer
Here is the thread where I found this solution...
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/drive/G56_mKKl8co
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Thanks for providing this information!
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there is a google tool to convert the url 
https://sites.google.com/site/gdocs2direct/ 
that will convert it for u.
Another way of getting a usable URL is to right click on the public folder and get its ID then add it to the 

https://googledrive.com/host/ + folder id

And then you can just click on the content and it will open up the URL and you can copy and paste the URL from the address bar like normal.

e.g.

Original share link:
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B4qtsolq6PC4Vmp6R3NMSVNWRFU&usp=sharing

The folder ID is between id= and &usp=sharing

New folder link:
 https://googledrive.com/host/0B4qtsolq6PC4Vmp6R3NMSVNWRFU

then I clicked on new cafe hours.jpg and it brings me to here:
https://741f279d189dddc8c1e74f1f27e12f72be2f6c21.googledrive.com/host/0B4qtsolq6PC4Vmp6R3NMSVNWRFU/n...

This is a usable rise vision image link. This method works with videos too.
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