How to post a picture using Image Shack
Image Shack offers free hosting of pictures on the web. It also has optional ‘bulk uploads’ available for a nominal fee. I use the latter for simplicity when uploading even single pictures. I use Irfanview
to pre-size my pictures to 800x600 and use Jpeg quality 35. This gives files of 90-120kbytes at acceptable quality.
EDIT: ImageShack has changed - go down the thread to this post
for a great illustrated walk-through.
Once you have uploaded your pictures to the site you get a choice of ‘codes’ to use in various scenarios. If you view your pictures in ‘Thumbnail’ mode you see six choices in two groups alongside your pictures. The first group is ‘Embeddable code’ and has links to the full-size pictures. The second group is ‘thumbnails’ and has links to thumbnails of your pics, these thumbnails are hotlinks to the bigger pics.
I use the first group, ‘embeddable code’. I highlight and copy the first link – ‘Forums’ and simply paste this directly into the composing window as the code includes all of the UBB code needed.
Now submit your post and voila! Your pictures is shown in all its glory.
Perhaps someone else will post a walkthrough for using Photobucket or Smug-mug.
As always, no affiliation to any of the products or sites above, other than as a customer.