Maryn's handy-dandy guide to posting images that are 400 x 400 or less. Anything larger than 400 x 400 is Not Good.

1) Take a digital photograph.
2) Put the photograph on your computer, ideally with a meaningful name, so you can find it again.
3) Resize the photograph using any image manipulation program, such as Paint, PhotoShop, PaintShop, etc. AW limits photo size to 400 x 400 pixels.
4) Use "Save As" to keep the resized image under another name, so your original larger photo is unaffected. Recommended: Saving the resized image with the AW names of those in the photo, so anyone who sees it and saves it without renaming it will know who those people are.
5) Put the resized photo on an image-sharing site such as ImageShack, PhotoBucket, Flickr, etc. Usually these sites have a Browse, Select, or Choose option to let you scan image files in your computer. Click on the photo(s) you want hosted there, then click on their button labeled Host It or Upload.
6) Now the resized image is stored at the hosting site. Click on the Share It or similar option for that image. That will take you to the image page with a bunch of code on it for sharing it in different ways. Select the code on the line that reads "Direct link to image" and copy it to your clipboard using CTRL-C.
7) In your AW message, type this: [img]PASTE THE CODE HERE[/img]. Replace "PASTE THE CODE HERE" with the code you copied in the last step using CTRL-V, as in: Voila, you're done!

But wait, you ask, what if I don't know how to resize my image, or don't have such a program?

1) Take a digital photograph.
2) Put the photograph on your computer, ideally with a meaningful name, so you can find it again.
3) Put the full-sized photo on an image-sharing site such as ImageShack, PhotoBucket, Flickr, etc. Usually these sites have a Browse, Select, or Choose option to let you scan image files in your computer. Click on the photo(s) you want hosted there, then click on their button labeled Host It or Upload.
4) Now the full-sized image is stored at the hosting site. Click on the Share It or similar option for that image. That will take you to the image page with a bunch of code on it for sharing it in different ways. Select the code on the line that reads "Thumbnail for forums (1)" and copy it to your clipboard using CTRL-C.
5) In your AW message, type this: [img]PASTE THE CODE HERE[/img]. Replace "PASTE THE CODE HERE" with the code you copied in the last step using CTRL-V. A thumbnail-sized version of the image will be posted in the AW forum, and anyone who clicks on it will be able to view it full-sized.

Maryn