There are plenty websites that will allow you to upload photos, but not all allow you to post those photos directly into a post here, or come with pop-ups, advertising etc.
Most of the people here use either Tinypic or Flickr, so a tutorial is handy. This one will be aimed at Tinypic, which is the handiest site to use for just a few pics, or webcam posts. People who want to write a tripreport are probably better off using Flickr, you can find the tutorial for that here
You can find Tinypic here
. Now you can go straight into uploading your photos, but after 3 months they'll be gone again! So rather create an account. Have a look at where you'll be:
(Your screen may show it a little wilder, with adds, but I always switch that off.)
In the upper right corner it says Join now!, hit the button. You get a page asking mail, password etc. Fill in a real
email address, you get a confirmation mail if I remember correctly! (And get no spam from the site, so no problem.)
Log in, and your screen will look like this.
Note that you see Albums (6) in the top of this screenshot. Working with albums is easier, so create some. In the next screenshot you can see a "Create new album... »" link above my other albums, that's the one to create one, but the dropout menu next to "Upload to" lets you either upload to an album directly, or create a new album while uploading. Whichever you like best.
You can also see that I let one dropdown menu open. It offers you resizing options, but you are better off resizing first, as you know for sure then that the aspect ratio will be correct. The easiest way to do that is explained here
Remember that 800 pixels on the longest side is the maximum here!
Now after you have resized your photos just hit the browse button, browse to where the photo is located, and click the Open button in the window.
Check that you are putting it in the proper album, and hit the Upload button. Your screen changes to
so you wait a bit, and it's replaced by something like this:
Well, that worked, it's uploaded!
Now all you need to do is go to the forums, reply or create a new topic, and paste the "IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards" into the post. (In the screenshot it's the black line.)
And that's all there is to it.
: The photos from our trip! Overhere! Feel free to use any of these additional letters to correct the spelling of words found in the above post: a-e-t-n-d-i-o-s-m-l-u-y-h-c