Explain image URLs in TypePad and why they differ

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I'm trying to figure out why there are differences in image URLs on a TypePad blog. Some image URLs look like this:

http://domain.com/.a/6a00d8345188ea69...

and some look like a normal image URL like so:

http://domain.com/username/images/200...

It appears the first image URL is the standard format now. Why did TypePad change their format and how can I access these new images if there is no real file name attached? I checked the file browser on TypePad but can't find those images

Brad Williams

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Posted 5 years ago

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Michael Sippey

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Hey, Brad! That's definitely not the intention! We're still inserting photos into blog posts using standard image tags, the same way we've always done, and any way you get your posts -- via the web, via an RSS feed, through an import / export format or through the API -- they'll always include those image tags, which will point to images that you can download yourself.

The thing we have done is change the way the filename for the image is constructed, but that won't impact your ability to retrieve those images in the future.

And Brad and @IslandBookworm, we are looking at new ways to give you access to all the content you add to your blog, and we'd love to hear your ideas about how we can make that better / easier for you.

Thanks!