As has been discussed several times throughout the forum the use of thumbnailed images provides numerous benefits to the forum and it's members. Simply posting an image will result in a smaller rendition being posted as the forum software limits the size of images posted to 300 x 200 pixels. This does not however reduce file size, wherein you create problems for those members on dial-up when you post several large pictures. And, those images are not clickable for the full size rendition, you're stuck with a 300 x 200 picture.
To properly post these images to afford the most benefit to the forum and it's members, those images should be thumbnailed and linked, which offers not only a reduced file in image posted, it also affords you a clickable link to the larger image. Photobucket offers a sweet and simple solution for this method as is dicussed in the quote below by Squidd.
We ask that you please use this method when posting your pictures with narration in a thread.
Photobucket also provides hosting for your video footage as well, if you really aren't interested in posting it on YouTube. See... http://photobucket.com/
to sign-up for your free
Those are on photobucket right...?
Go to your album page...
Check the little box right next to the title (just under picture)
Go to bottom of page where it says "generate html and img code" click that...
It'll open new page...
Click the center line "IMG clickable thumbnails for message boards - recommended"
Copy and paste here...done...
Optionally... if you aren't concerned about narration of the images and simply want to post a picture or two quickly, without the hassle of loading them to Photobucket, you can use the Addional Options link below the input box in "Reply". No this ain't there in "Quick Reply", you must click the Reply link to access it. When you click the Additional Options it opens up, well... additional options! One of which is "Attach", wherein if you click browse you can find and upload the files directly from your computer. This method auto-thumbnails the images on the forum, likewise affording smaller file sizes and quicker loads for dial-up users.