Tell me your secret of how you could make Photobucket present a LARGER version of the photo!?!?! I resize mine to 600x400 before I upload them and if there are many leaves or many little things in the picture (i.e. lots of information), Photobucket will invariably downsize them even further). Did you load a larger version hoping for them to downsize THAT to a larger size (still giving them "room" to do their downsizing trick on the pics)?
(And why don't you have a name any longer - I know your name , A*****)
Well the first time I went to post I resized it in Irfanview...which I sized with the longest side at 650...then Photobucket resized b/c of the file size...so I went into Photoshop and used "Save for Web" and resized to 650 which makes the file size at around 100kb and therefore Photobucket leaves it alone