♦ To post pictures on InsideIllini, they need to be located on the internet as you can't post pictures located on your computer's hard drive. When you post a picture, you are hotlinking (hyperlinking) an image from another website, as the image is not actually copied onto the InsideIllini website. If you have pictures on your hard drive that you want to post, you need to upload them to an image hosting website (i.e. Photobucket which is free) then hotlink them from there. There will be more on image hosting websites later in the thread.
♦ Because you are hotlinking the pictures from another website, unless you are using an image hosting website, there is a possibility that the hosting website may not allow picture hotlinking. The picture may show up in your posting window before you complete your post, but may disappear after you post it. Sometimes it takes websites a little time to discover and remove picture hotlinks. So the picture may initially show up after you post it, but then disappear a day or two later. You should be able to tell when this occurs, as we've all seen posts containing pictures with broken hotlinks. Just be aware of this in case your very first time posting a picture, the link doesn't work.
♦ You can post pictures using all web browsers. The easiest method can only be used on 3 web browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Windows Internet Explorer). You can not use the easiest method on Safari as it will not work, however there is a method you can use which is described below.
♦ You may resize pictures in posts if you are using Mozilla Firefox & Windows Internet Explorer. If you are not using those browsers then you will not be able to resize the pictures (unless you use HTML coding, which I'm not going to cover at this point).
♦ Refer to the instructions below corresponding to the web browser that you are using.