There are four steps to posting photos here.
First, take good photos of your tackle (easier said than done). A neutral background is better than very dark or very light. Put plenty of light on the subject - outside in open shade is great. Avoid direct sunlight or patches of sunlight
(the photo will be washed out). If you must, trick your camera to focus by including a big barcode near the subject (crop out the barcode later). Use a tripod if you have it. Finally, transfer the photo to your computer.
Second, use your computer software to edit your photos to a "post friendly" size. Crop out extraneous stuff from your photo.
Resize the photo to no wider than 750 pixels. 640 pixels is better. Save the photo as a. jpg file, preferably at a quality where the final file size is less than 100KB. Not everyone has a high speed connection or a 20" computer screen. Smaller photos download quicker and view easier. [Make sure you save your cropped and resized photo to a new name so you don't destroy your high-resolution original - Ron.]
Third, upload the file to a PhotoBucket account http://www.photobucket.com
- you must register for a free account. [Photobucket.com gives you a free GB of storage - that's about 10,000 photos at the sizes we post here. - Ron.]
Log into PhotoBucket and find your photo.
Fourth, add your photo to your post. In PhotoBucket, click inside the box labeled IMG code (see the blue arrow in the image below). This copies the photo web address to your clipboard. Next, click where you want the photo in your post. Hit Paste
and the PhotoBucket IMG code will be added to your post. It will look much like this:
Once you hit Preview or Submit, you will see your photo in the post.