Posted: 30/05/2013 at 03:04
John, heres some info that might help..
To post a picture, first ensure the photo is stored on your computer, then create yourself an account (free) with Photobucket: http://s232.photobucket.com. You can then create different titled albums such as garden, holidays etc
At the top of the photobucket screen will be a button that says "Upload".
This will bring up your PCs file folders. I think the default place for Photobucket to look is in "My Pictures", if it's not - then just travel to the folder that has the pictures you want to upload. You can upload one at a time or many (if you want to upload more than one, click the first picture then before you click another one hold the 'Ctrl' key down while you choose all the others). When your done release the Ctrl key and click on "Open" - Photobucket will automatically begin the upload process.
Once it's done it'll take you to another page where you can label/tag your pictures. I've never found this useful and it's time consuming, so I skip it. Just click "Save". Photobucket will then go back to the album you placed your pictures in.
When you're ready to post a picture here, have the thread open and a reply box ready to go. Type your text and then open up another screen page and go to Photobucket.
When you look at your uploaded photos you will see two boxes underneath each image. Click in the Direct link box for the picture you want to post and then right click 'copy'.
Then, come back to your message here and put your cursor where you want the photo to appear.
Now click on the little icon of a green tree in the bar at the top of you reply box,
click on the 'an external site' tab and then right click in the top URL box and paste the info you copied moments earlier.
Click on Submit reply when your message is complete. Check the message you have just posted and if you ant to change it then click on 'edit' and make your changes. You cant edit a post here if someone has already replied to your new message.
You can miss out the Photobucket stage and upload images straight from your computer, but I find Photobucket is a really useful programme to use. Sounds complicated, but its not.