Recently I found a new website which does.
http://www.photobucket.com Of course your pictures must be in a
digital format (either from a digital camera or scanned if taken from a
film negative/positive or print.
First: Sign up for a "free" account at
http://photobucket.com/ and remember your username and password.
Choose to accept or decline any promotional offers and enter a valid
email address to receive the activation email with link. (this might be
a disposable web mail address like hotmail or yahoo in case it gets sold
or passed on to outside advertisers)
Open activation email and follow the link to activate account then log
in using your username and password.
Add picture by choosing "Browse" and navigating to the folder where you
keep your pictures (normally My Pictures - in Windows)
Select picture file and press the "submit" button to upload (close
any pop-up window ads which warn of unsafe software or the like using
the red close button in the upper right corner) then continue.
Choose the 'links' button at the bottom of the page then 'select'
(highlight by clicking & dragging) then copy (right click on selection
and choose copy) this will copy the html tag including the image source
to our Windows clipboard.
You may test this tag by choosing HTML Practice link from the
upper right menu of your My Album page.
Here right click and PASTE the tag into the practice window. Add a pair
of open & close paragraph tags like these <p></p> then type in your
message below the picture. (type in any description and contact
information you choose so that perspective buyers can reach you easily.
A phone number and/or email address is recommended) To view your
practice page hit the "preview HTML" button below and look at the bottom
of the page to confirm picture and message. You may go back the practice
window to edit your message and preview again until it is right. If it
looks OK you are ready to copy the whole message with HTML tag to the
clipboard and precede to the Swap Sheet page. Choose the "Highlight
HTML" button then right click on the selection and copy.
Now you are ready go to the Swap Sheet and paste the HTML tag with
message into the posting window
Note on Photo sizing:
Photobucket limits files sizes to a maximum of 250 kb. This can be
achieved by editing photos in any good photo editor like Adobe Photoshop
Elements or Paint Shop Pro. Both a easy to use and inexpensive. Resize
pics to resolutions between vga and svga or 640 x 480 pixels to
800 x 600 pixels and save as a jpeg. (.jpg extension) This should reduce
it to somewhere between 50 and 150 kb depending on size and jpeg
If you lack the tools or expertise for the
above, don't worry. Photobucket.com also includes a limited photo editor
which can resize pictures to various percentages 75%, 50% or 25%. (and
will automatically reduce file size to 250 kb when uploading. So,
if your original pic was 2 mega pixels and 350 kb or 1600 x 1200 pixels,
resizing to 25% would make it 400 x 300 (quite acceptable). After
logging into your album account you should see any uploaded pictures at
the bottom of the My Album page. Here you can choose the 'edit' button
just above the thumbnail of your picture (previously uploaded) to resize
You can use HTML code to both display those pictures in-line anywhere
on a Swap Sheet bulletin board or to create a link from the Swap Sheet
to those pictures and documents.
Advanced users my use following HTML code to format text and add links,
but the previous discussion of Photbucket.com, uploading, copying the
image tag, paragraph tags and message will produce and very acceptable
post for selling your gear on the swap sheet.
Swap Sheet BBS interprets any text between the symbols <html> and
</html> as HTML. These tags are not necessary as the BBS and Photobucket
Practice pages insert these for you automatically.
The most useful HTML code, including examples, follow
insert an image in-line
pictured example is 552 x 416 pixels
insert a link to any Web site:
<A HREF="http://radesignz.com">my web site</A>
my web site
make text bold
<B>Text to display as bold goes here</B>
Text to display as bold goes here
<I>Text to italicize goes here</I>
Text to italicize goes here
<U>Text to be underlined goes here</U>
Text to be underlined goes here
create a link to an e-mail address
HREF="mailto: yourname@your_domainname.com ">my email address</A>