There are two very simple ways to include an image: 1. Use the Image Button on the editor toolbar. Paste the image URL in the popup (without IMG tags). This will also provide a preview in the reply box. 2. Use the IMG tags with the URL as explained on the forum Help > BBCodes page. Your image will appear when you post. For either method you will need the URL of the image. Example: Right click on the image and either save it to your computer or copy the image location/URL Go to http://imgur.com/ Press the button that says either "Computer" or "Web" (based on whether you saved or copied URL in Step 1) then click "Start Upload" Once Imgur has the image, copy the "BBCode (message boards & forums)" that they give you into your post here on D'D. (or you may copy the URL they give in "Direct Link (email & IM)" and use the image button in your post here instead) DO NOT HOTLINK IMAGES! Hotlinking refers to using the URL of an image hosted on a site that one does not have permission to link to. It is a big no-no to link to an image without permission. Don't to it without permission. Sites do not like it when you steal their bandwidth! Save yourself and D'D from headaches and do not do it. I'm serious! If I find someone repeatedly doing it and they don't stop it, I'll rack up some warning points on them. News sites, other blogs, and just about anywhere except graphics and hosting sites DO NOT allow linking to their images and will come complaining. Linking to an image does NOT put it in your post. it only displays what it is linked to. Because most news sites cycle out articles, you will also find that after a certain amount of time they either delete articles (and the images with them) or put them behind paywalls. If for some odd reason, they did allow linking, they would eventually be useless anyway. Sites will give you the URL to link to if it is OK to use it. Use that URL in the pop-up box when adding the image. DO NOT HOTLINK IMAGES! If you find an image you want to use on a graphics site such as http://www.Glitter-Graphics.com/ (as example - there are a million such image sites on the web), use the image according to instructions on the site. If you have a picture already on your computer from your camera, saved from an email, you created it, or it magically appeared, you need to use an image hosting site to upload it to. A few Image Hosting site suggestions: http://imgur.com/ http://photobucket.com/ http://imageshack.us/ http://tinypic.com/ They will give you the image location (URL) for linking and often formatted with the IMG code for easy use of whichever one you use. If you do not have an account with whatever service you use (many allow upload & hosting without an account), images may disappear or be replaced after a certain amount of time (usually 90 days). Make sure you know the rules of whichever service you choose. Also, DO NOT use your real name in the username of the hosting account. Unless you don't mind everyone figuring out your real name and possibly browsing your personal pictures if you use the space for that too (It's happened here before, folks). Some may have file size limits and no one likes a photo that takes up their whole screen anyway, so please resize ginormous images before uploading (or during upload on some services). P.S. Avoid Simplest-Image as a host because they toss up error messages even if you properly link photos.