I have been trying to insert pictures without success - even lost my (longish) message in the process.
I'm so sorry that you lost your message...that can happen when the reply window "times out," so it's particularly likely to happen when you've been working on a long post. There's a post "here
" describing how you can protect yourself, so that never happens to you again!
I have been trying to insert pictures without success [...]. Can you please give me a step-by-step process. I have images on my computer and I am able to use Webshots. Which is the correct/best way to go?
And yes, I can give you step-by-step instructions for using Webshots to post here.
It looks as though Webshots (like another photo hosting site) wants you to link back to your photo on their site, so is providing the code you need here. Here's how to get it:
1. When you're on your image's page, click on the icon that looks like a computer screen with a blue band at the top (if you put your cursor on it, it will say "copy this code to post this photo in a forum"), which will take you to another page that says "post this photo" and shows a window with code info.
2. On that page, the default is the thumbnail size you posted. At the top of the window are other choices, labeled in pixel size. Clicking another size choice changes the code, but not the picture you see. To check and see if it's the size you want, click the aqua-colored "preview this size" link which will pop-up a window showing the size. If not, close the window and repeat with a different size choice.
3. When you have the size you want, copy the code in the window labeled "post in a forum", bring the code back here and paste it in your reply window where you want it without using any of the buttons above the reply window. That's it!
Note that Webshots gets you to the same code in two places, one of them's described above, the other is a link that's to the right on the images page that says "link to this picture," which will open up info below it. They both work pretty much the same. If you don't immediately succeed, be sure to tell me which one you're using.
Here's an example of a picture from webshots (you'll see if you click on it that it will take you to the image's page on Webshots).
Give it a try!