I seem to be having a weird issue with my site where if I create a new content type, add the standard image field with whatever settings and then create content for it, the image automatically always is created as a link to itself like this: (public://image-folder/image-name.jpg). I have no idea where this is coming from? Even if I try to create a view to display these images and choose Link Image to Nothing, it still links to the above. Even if I try to rewrite the results and select Output this Field as a Custom Link, it doesn't work. It seems to always just link the image to that "public" link. (which just gives an error since it doesn't work).
Does anyone have any ideas why this is happening or has anyone ever run into something like this?