Why do so many image URL's have no clear file path these days?
When I use sites like Facebook on my PC, I often want to post an image from the Internet. Instead of downloading the image, it's much more convenient to be able to just right click the image and select "Copy image address." Then when I use a file picker dialogue like the one in Facebook, I can just paste in the URL and it will reupload the file automatically the same as if it was a path on my local drive.
Unfortunately, it's increasingly often that I find the URL is some long encoded thing that isn't recognized as an image, perhaps because there's no file extension and maybe not even a file name. Here's an example I was easily able to find randomly in a quick Google search: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/zonAUYRq0164wHlEMjd8tZEhriCOBg1104qnQ26OSRXegbdY8vFlg2Oe_xEevmGvkGU59RaaGw=w640-h400-e365
The URL's I can use more conveniently look like this: https://www.microsystools.com/help/a1/download-website-convert-links.png
Is there anything I can do to mitigate this problem? Is there some way the "bad" URL's can still be used as normal images in a file picker dialogue?
EDIT: My apologies for being unclear. I hadn't gone through as much testing and rigor as I should have. It turns out the problem is not with file picker dialogues in general. For some reason, the problem is specific to Facebook's photo-comment functionality. When I put a photo in my own post the bad URL works just fine. But when I try to make a photo comment it looks like this:
Instead of this:
And then the upload fails of course. When I try to post I just get an error.
This is clearly a Facebook problem, which I hadn't realized. At first I thought this problem was wider-reaching. So maybe I'm asking this in the wrong place, but I'm still curious to know if anyone has any workarounds. I frequently grab photos from Google searches to use as photo comments, but the URL problem is really screwing me up. I don't want to have to download a picture and then navigate to the download location in order to post it every time.