To display a photo, you will need to have the image hosted on some server on the web. This can be either your own website or any of a number of free photo hosting websites. Here are three:
Most ISP (Internet Service Providers) include 5-15 megs of webspace in your monthly internet access charges. You will have to call to get the details and to activate it, but that is a great source of 'Hotlinkable' webspace most people don't think of using for storing and linking their photos.
http://www.boomspeed.com (Follow their directions for posting the photo)
http://www.photobucket.com (See Photobucket photo posting instruction below.)
To upload a photo or file on the forum, in the "post message" or "reply" window click on the "Browse" button at the bottom, and select a file from your hard drive, then click "Upload". This will host your photo on the server where someone can click on it and download the photo. It will not display on the forum, there will only be a link to it.
If you would like to see a user tutorial on how to use your board settings, you can find it here: http://bb.bbboy.net/man/user.html
Photobucket Picture Posting Directions:
Use the "browse" feature located in the large box to find the picture on your computer that you want to upload. Now click "Upload". Pretty simple.
Now that you have the picture uploaded to Photobucket you can scroll down and see it.
Notice that there are three choices you can make, which
are located just below the picture.
If you are already used to
posting pictures on the forum you can use the "URL" tag in the
same way as before. For ease and speed I would suggest just using the
"IMG" tag. You can c;ick on the code and it will sat "copied". This copies the code.
You can preview the message if you click the "preview box" on the right of the function buttons. Post the message. If you have clicked "preview" and the post is acceptable, you will now have to actually post it. Click "Send".
That's all there is to it. Photobucket is an easy place to use and is free.
Please try to size your photos to a reasonable size before posting them on the forum. It really takes up a lot of bandwidth and slows down the forums if the pictures are too large.
Other Helpful Information:
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you are automatically logged in the next time you access the forum. But if
you use more than one computer and do not log out, It may tell you
you cannot log in because that log in name is already being used.
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