I see posts quite often about not knowing how to post a picture, so i thought i would make a tutorial of sorts to help people out. I am going to make some assumptions though. I am going to assume that you already know how to get a picture from where ever you might want it to your computer. I am also going to assume you know how to set up a imageshack
account. if you don't have one of these, go there and make an account. they are free and pretty easy to learn.
Once you get the picture to your computer it is pretty easy to get it into a post.
when you first get into your photobucket, you should see a box near the top that looks like this:
just click the button there and then this screen will pop up for you:
Then just choose whatever pic you want to post and it will upload into your photobucket. After it does that, hover your mouse over the pick and a drop down menu appears. Go down to the image code, click on it to highlight, and right click and copy (or just press ctrl c).
Then, go to the thread where you want to post the picture and paste. One thing to keep in mind with photo bucket though is that the [img] [/img] tags don't need to be manually put into your post. Photobucket already has them in the code. All you need to do is ctrl v to paste your picture into a thread.
With imageshack the process is much the same. When you get into your imageshack just click on upload image:
Press 'browse' and choose the picture you want to upload.
Once it is in your imageshack, you again need to copy the code for that image. The problem most people have is figuring out which code to use. To find the code for that image click on this icon:
and that will bring up another page with the different codes for the image.
Go down to the direct code and copy (ctrl c)
Then go to the thread you want to put the picture in. Now, imageshack is different from photobucket in that you do have to manually put in the image tags. So, basically just type in [img](paste code here)[/img].
you can also click on the post image button at the top of the reply box here:
Note: if you are using photobucket, you do not need to use the image bucket or you will end up with an extra set of image tags.
I know that this may seem pretty basic to most, but I do remember the frustration in not knowing how to post a picture and getting made fun of for it. I hope this helps. thanks.