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Direct linking is the use of a particular image or multimedia file on another website by linking directly to it on another web host's server.

For example, if you want to post an image on another forum, a direct linking URL (found on the edit image page) can be used to display that image via the PBase server on another website or forum.

An easy way to find the direct linking URL for your images is to go to the edit image page and see the 'direct linking URL' at the top right of the screen.

The steps below show how to disable direct linking at the account level. From your profile page, click the "edit your account settings" link. Scrolling down, you will see the "Account Settings" section. Here, you can disable direct linking to your images by unchecking the checkbox by "Allow direct linking from other sites, such as forums and blogs". Don't forget to click the "Update" button when done making changes.
Disabling Direct Linking at the Gallery Level. The steps... (more)

See direct linking.

With direct linking, you can link to your PBase photos from other places.

Link to your root gallery (all of your galleries) example: http://www.pbase.com/username Link to one of your galleries example: www.pbase.com/username/gallery name Link to a single image using default size example: www.pbase.com/image/image number Specify the size of an image example: www.pbase.com/image/image number/size Direct linking to an image for use on another website, forums, or message boards: Due to bandwidth costs, you can only use this feature if you... (more)

You can enable or disable direct linking for your whole account at the update account page.

You can enable or disable direct linking for a specific gallery in the advanced view of the edit gallery page.

If you disable direct linking, images that have already been linked to will still show up for a little while before they are updated. All other images are blocked from direct linking immediately.

Unfortunately there is no way to tell who is direct linking your images.

However, please note that even if you have a very large counter value for your direct links, it does not necessarily mean that someone has illegally linked to your image. It has been found that the direct link counter is incremented even if you just copy the full URL of your image and paste it on your browser and press enter.


To get the direct linking URL for an image, view the image and add .jpg or size.jpg to the end of the URL. This works just like linking to an image page but append .jpg to the end of the URL. example: www.pbase.com/image/image number.jpg example: www.pbase.com/image/image number/size.jpg Note: to direct link to a .gif, use the .jpg extension also. It will still send the gif file. You can also easily get the direct linking URL by viewing the edit image page and looking... (more)

Paying PBase customers can direct link to their own public images as long as they have direct linking enabled on the image's parent gallery. If you try to direct link to images that are non-public or password-protected, it will fail.



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