o attach a file to your post, you need to be using the main 'New Post' or 'New Thread' page and not 'Quick Reply'. To use the main 'New Post' page, click the 'Post Reply' button in the relevant thread.
On this page, below the message box, you will find a button labelled 'Manage Attachments'. Clicking this button will open a new window for uploading attachments. You can upload an attachment either from your computer or from another URL by using the appropriate box on this page. Alternatively you can click the Attachment Icon to open this page.
To upload a file from your computer, click the 'Browse' button and locate the file. To upload a file from another URL, enter the full URL for the file in the second box on this page. Once you have completed one of the boxes, click 'Upload'.
Once the upload is completed the file name will appear below the input boxes in this window. You can then close the window to return to the new post screen.
What files types can I use? How large can attachments be?
In the attachment window you will find a list of the allowed file types and their maximum sizes. Files that are larger than these sizes will be rejected. There may also be an overall quota limit to the number of attachments you can post to the board.
How do I add an image to a post?
If you have uploaded an image as an attachment, you can click the arrow next to the 'Attachment Icon' and select it from the list. This will be inserted into your post and can be located where you want it displayed.
To include an image that is not uploaded as an attachment and is located on another website, you can do so by copying the full URL to the image, (not the page on which the image is located), and either pressing the 'Insert Image' icon or by typing [img] before the URL and [/img] after it, ensuring that you do not have any spaces before or after the URL of the image. You can insert pictures from your albums (?) in this way too.
After attaching a photo to your post(turns out to be a thumbnail, you can do the following to enlarge the photo.
All you have to do is to switch the editor to 'WYSIWYG' mode (done by clicking on the upper left A/A button, then clicking (or double clicking on your image, and in the pop-up setting the proper size). The 'small' option is the default one, resulting in the thumbnails, the 'medium' one results in somewhat bigger images, the 'full' one results in (too) big images but the 'full size' options seems to be what I was looking for, as it fills the image out nicely to match the width of the content column of the forum.
Edit- Some recent changes to photobucket. You can now do some editing from your device!
Open up photobucket application:
Go the bottom of the screen and hit the + sign .
To get photos from your album hit Upload
Choose the photo you want then at the top right click next .
Click mobile uploads, then at the top click upload
Wait for the photo to upload.
Click the edit button below your photo
At the bottom you can Crop the photo, draw on it, etc.
When you done click Done at the top.
To post on the forum click the picture .
At the bottom is a little i button. Click that button, then touch the IMG line.
You will see link copied.
Go to the forum and right click where you want the photo and hit paste.
Edit- To change size of photos when uploading
You can go to your photobucket account( photobucket.com ) and change the size of pictures when uploading.
Log into your account . Click on your name, then user settings. Click album, then upload options.
Some people ask How I upload a picture to the forum. There are many ways , but this is the way I do it. I use an Idevice. If someone has the best way for droids, please feel free to add.
In the app store download an application called Photobucket. It is free, but you will need to register.
Once you register you can then pull you account up on your computer so you can edit your pictures(resize, crop, etc)
Using your camera in the game, take your picture.
(if doing avatar you can take a screen shot by holding down the on off button then hit the home button).
open photobucket app and go to upload media. Choose existing. Find the picture in your album. click it and hit upload.
Once it uploads, go to my albums at the botton. Click on the picture. At the bottom is a
little i. hit that. Click on the last option, IMG. You will get a screen that says
copied IMG code. Hit okay and exit photobucket.
Log into the forum. Go to the page you want to post. Right click and paste .
You may want to preview you post to make sure the picture is correct.
If looks good submit new thread.
One note : If you delete a photo from your photo bucket album, the picture will disappear from where ever you post it.
Also after I get the picture in my photobucket album on my phone, I then go to my computer and log in to photobucket. From my computer I can edit my photos... resize, Crop, etc.
Here are some other ways to take photos
You can also post directly using IMG brackets: Here is helpful example from Butterpanda:
Paste the gigantic URL into the forum posting window and keep only the direct URL (highlighted in blue) to the image itself by deleting everything around it. The direct link will be within the first few lines of the gigantic URL:
Once you have deleted everything around the direct URL, add your IMG bracket tags, then post.
Android screenshots (for those with ICS)
It may vary by device, so if this method doesn't work for you, try looking up your device.
Press and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons for 2-3 seconds. The picture will save to your device. You can then upload to Photobucket or your preferred imaging site. (many are available for free download in Google Play)