1) to add pictures to the gallery, go to the gallery tab at the top of the page and go to 'upload photos'
On the next window just fill in the blanks down the page.
Use the browse button to select the image from your computer. You'll need to know where the file is in order to find it.
If you want to upload more than one photo you can use the browse button on the other two lines.
Also, if you choose more than one, another window will open so you can change the title of each photo.
2)once you uploaded a photo you can do one of two things with it. You can inbed the image within your post (it will show up within your sentences) by going to the bottom of the image.
You'll see the description, size, etc.
At the bottom you'll see "BB Code"
This is the html code to put it in the post.
So you'll need to copy that line. Click inside the box and highlight the whole line (or better yet use 'Ctrl A' and it will select it all).
Then 'copy' it by using 'Ctrl C'.
While you are typing your post and want to show your picture type 'Ctrl V' this will 'paste' that line of code you just copied.
You won't see the actual picture in the message you are typing, just the code.
The second thing you can do is link to the image.
To do this go to the gallery and copy the url string. That is the direct 'address' (www.hammockforums.net/gallery/
So use the 'Ctrl A' then 'Ctrl C' again.
In the message your are typing look at the little icons at the top. You will see a world picture with a little chain link in front of it. Click that and 'Ctrl V' the address in there. This will again put the html code in the message.
Another thing you can do here is highlight a word FIRST, then click on the world icon and paste the url. This will make that word a direct link.
3)if you don't want to add the image to the gallery, you can just make it an attachment. However, you can't do this in a 'quick reply' but only with a 'post reply'
To add a picture click the 'paperclip' icon.
This will bring up another window.
'Browse' to find your photo or photos and click upload.
This will make them 'attachments' and they will show up at the bottom of the message and NOT within the text itself.