In this post I will show you how to convert dropbox links to work in the same way that public folder links worked before they where banished.
I use this for dropbox based images for my vagrant files. However it will work for embedded links in html files. Here is a video I made where I do the same thing but for vagrant box files.
Step 1: Get your link
Step 2: convert your link
As you can see we break the links into 3 parts. The content provider service, the random characters you get allocated by dropbox and finally the file name.