Collecting an Image Link from Google Drive and Dropbox

If you’re using the Tithely Church App, you can add images to your blogs, notes, and banner images, which can enhance the visual appeal of your content. In some cases, you'll need an image URL, which is essentially the location of the image on the internet.

This quick guide demystifies obtaining valid image URLs, crucial for enhancing your digital ministry. Learn a simple trick to ensure your images display correctly, and how to navigate potential pitfalls with web pages that don't offer direct image URLs. Whether using Google Drive, Dropbox, or other sources, follow these steps to enrich your app with compelling visuals, making your content more engaging and visually appealing.

Collecting an Image Link from Google Drive

  1. Open the preferred image in a new window.
  2. Copy the ID for the image (example in dark blue below)
    The URL you'll see will look similar to
    The ID from this URL is 1D-Huq95lcDOT7rWctsvGRI-kYXynl3gQ
  3. Add the above ID to the following link:
  4. Add that URL to the Image Link option in the Dashboard and it will work as your direct image link!

Collecting an Image Link from Dropbox

  1. Upload the image to Dropbox
  2. Hover over the image and select Share. Once you see the pop-up, at the bottom select Create Link.
  3. Copy the link, paste it into a new browser window, without loading the page change the www to DL, and then copy that new link. To test it out you can load the page to see the image. What you should see is the image alone with blank space around it.
  4. You've got an image link! Feel free to add it wherever needed.

Verifying Valid Image URLs

It's important to note that some web pages may appear to contain an image URL when they do not.

Quick Trick for Valid URLs:

  • Right-click the image and select “Open Image in New Tab.” The URL in the address bar is the correct image URL.

Checking Page Elements:

  • Ensure there are no other elements on the page beside the image. If there are, the URL might not be valid. For example, Dropbox pages often contain additional elements, which may make it difficult to obtain a valid image URL.