This is an experiment. I see that photobucket images have the correct .jpg ending. Presumably it is possible to use the attachment facility to upload photobucket pictures. The uploader tab is greyed out on my iPad2.
OK I solved it. I created a photobucket account then uploaded an 800 wide picture from my laptop to my album. I then found it on my ipad and clicked the link icon then IMG Code. I then pasted the url into my thread without using the uploader icon at all.
This is of course an externally hosted image.
I now tried pasting the image url in the attachment box. I had to remove the IMG tags
and then clicked upload and it uploaded. However it didn't appear in my post. I found I had to go to the bottom and click "Save Changes"
to make the attachment appear. Another method is to click the attachment code and copy the image code and paste it into my thread. I'll edit this post on my ipad to include the two Versions.
Now editing on my iPad:
Now for the attachment - pasted the image link into the attachment box then deleted the [IMG]..[/IMG] tags before uploading. Now I closed the attachment box an "Saved Changes". It then appeared at the botom of my post.
The alternative is to simply insert the photobucket image link into my post and this is an externally hosted image:
If you right click the above images and view the image info you will see the first one is hosted on photobucket and the second one is uploaded to wetcanvas.
Hmm doing this on my laptop, I'll attach from my iPad:
It worked, let's try another attachment:
Remember to Save Changes
after uploading the attachment. Attached files have to be less than 1Mb in size and less than 800x800 pixels.