In order to directly link a photo from a website to the forum the website where the photo is located the site must allow hotlinking. Or, alternatively you can purchase a subscription to TPF for $25/year that allows direct uploading of photos right off of your computer. The subscription can be purchased through your User CP. Before getting into the technical details regarding including images, please see the following note from Chase, the TPF creator: Please do NOT post photos or links to photographs that contain graphic nudity. There are many minors that visit this site on a regular basis and I have chosen not to link to such material. If you are unsure about the content you intend to post, please contact myself or one of the moderators BEFORE posting your work. Thanks for your understanding! There are several site that currently allow hotlinking. Photobucket and Smugmug are two that are commonly used by users here and have gotten good reviews. If you know of other sites that can host photos and allow hotlinking please feel free to add to this thread and we will try to update it as often as possible. Once you have the photos uploading, follow these instructions to add your photos in a post: -Find the photo you want and RIGHT CLICK it then scroll to "properties" and find where it says URL. -Right click again and "copy" the URL. -Create the thread where you want to include the image -Use the IMG tags around your pic. ie. click the insert image icon near the top of the post boc (it's black and yellow and has mountains on it) it will produce this then paste your URL beside the first tag without any spaces lastly hit the blue insert image icon again. Hit Submit and your photo should show up! You also don't need to hit the Img Icon if you find it easier to manually do it yourself. You can simply type [img] inserturlhere Note, when you actually paste the URL that you copied make sure there are no spaces between the tags and the URL. --------- Jan 03, 2006 "Should you have an expressed need to post an image that is not yours, kindly provide just the link to the image, unless you have, and are able to show that you have, the permission from the photographer to post it here".