You can set an image source via URL, instead of uploading an image file to your iRise project. This allows you to use images from any public website or public file in Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive. That way, if the image changes, your iRise project will automatically be updated.

Add an external Image widget

  1. Copy the URL of any publicly available image. For example: https://images.pexels.com/photos/94654/pexels-photo-94654.jpeg 
  2. In iRise, select an Image widget
  3. In the Settings panel, paste the URL into the Image URL field

Add an external Background Image

  1. Copy the URL of any publicly available image. For example: https://images.pexels.com/photos/94654/pexels-photo-94654.jpeg 
  2. In iRise, select any widget
  3. In the Style panel under Fill, paste the URL into the Image URL field

Using public images from Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive

You can embed a public image from Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive. That way, when the image changes, your iRise project will automatically be updated.

Note: at this time, only public image files can be embedded in iRise.  

Microsoft Onedrive

To embed a OneDrive image in iRise, simply use the Share link provided.

Google Drive

Unfortunately Google does not provide a direct link to the raw images stored in Google Drive. To embed a Google Drive image, you'll have to use the following URL:

Use this URL:
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=FILE-ID 

The find the File ID, get the Share link for the image file. Within the link you'll see the file ID:

Don't use this URL:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/FILE-ID/view?usp=sharing  

Dropbox

Unfortunately Dropbox does not provide a direct link to the raw images stored in Google Drive. To embed a Dropbox image, you'll have to use the following URL:

Use this URL:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/FILE-ID/FILE-NAME 

The find the File ID and File Name, get the Share link for the image file. Within the link you'll see both:

Don't use this URL:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/FILE-ID/FILE-NAME?dl=0  

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