SL, have you tried Imageshack? I find it to be the easiest way to upload & post pics, you simply set the picture size you want (640x480 in this case) and upload. Once the size is set on your account you don’t need to really do anything else except select the pictures you want uploaded each time, Imageshack does everything else automatically for you.
I don’t understand photobucket at all, I tried to use it when I first joined the forum but it would always cut off the sides of my pictures when I uploaded them. So I switched to Imageshack, but I am sure there is a reason why everyone uses photobucket, maybe the picture quality is better or the upload capacity is larger. Imageshack only allows you to upload 5mb and smaller photos for free, and store 5gb for free as well.
anyway, good luck.
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