First, some information about images
In order to add an image to your profile, you first need to have a place which will host your pictures. You may want to check with your ISP (Internet Service Providers - example: AOL, MSN, Earthlink, etc.). Most ISPs provide their customers with 5-10MB of space for the purpose of hosting personal web pages and pictures.
Once you have a host for your pictures, you will need the URL of the image. URL is a technical term which is the same as saying "the location" or "the web address".
A URL looks something like this:
When talking about images or photos, the URL typically
ends in .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .png. However, some image hosting places may provide a totally weird looking URL for the image you uploaded which looks nothing like the example. Don't worry about it if they do. Use what the link they provide and it will most likely work.
How to Post Images
To display the picture inside your post, copy the url (location of the image/photo) and place it within the
tags (without the spaces) around it.
If you're posting a new topic or replying to a topic (not via the Quick Reply at the bottom of the page) you should see a whole row of icons. One of the icons you'll see looks like this:
. Clicking on that icon will write out the forum code needed for adding images to your message. You can also type in the image tags. It doesn't matter which way their entered.
For the Scale Auto Products Logo, the image url is:
To display this in the message, it would look like the following:
NOTE: In the above examples - I've added a space between the "img" and the brackets (right bracket) to prevent this from being converted to an image.
Once the spaces are removed, this is what you should see:
How to Add an Image to your Profile
Once you have the URL for the image, you will need to go update your profile
You should see a box labeled "Picture URL:". Copy and paste (or type) the entire URL, including the "http://" into that box. Then click on the button "Update My Profile" to save the changes.
If you do not have a place for uploading and hosting photos, check with your ISP or do a search on the Internet for websites which offer free image hosting.
Google Directory: Photo Sharing Sites