Have a friend having problems getting pics to show up in his posts, and since most of the instructional posts I've found have old information that no longer applies or works, I thought I'd put up a new one for newbies or even old vets that might be struggling with it.
I'm using Windows 7, and Internet Explorer 8, different versions or other browsers will be just a little different.
This is mainly to upload your pics directly to AS and have them show up in your post. You can do the same with pics posted at a remote site, like photobucket or similar sites, but sometimes those cause lost pics if one is deleted later, aggravating if searching through old posts. I normally do it this way, it works and the pics stay with the post forever.
First, you need small enough pics to post here, 300kb or smaller. If you don't have a way to do this, I use a pic resizer that's a clone of the older resizer powertoy that was in Windows XP, real simple to use. Download it here if you need it: Download Image Resizer Powertoy Clone 2.1.1 Free - A clone of the Image Resizer Powertoy for Windows XP - Softpedia
To use it, first open your folder with the pics you want to upload, then just right click on the picture(s) you want to resize. You can do more than one at a time by selecting multiple pics by holding down CTRL and clicking on more pics.
A pop-up will come up and let you choose your size:
Next, when you're typing your post, to add pictures click on manage attachments down below the text box a ways. You'll get a pop up window like this:
I like to make use of the new wide screens by shrinking the main window down and putting the attachment window along side it like this, it makes later steps much easier:
Now you're ready to start uploading your resized pics. Click on the browse button, find the picture you want, select it and click "open":
To be continued!