For pictures that you upload to the MOA servers, I think some sizing does take place...up to a point. If the picture is too big, I believe that the upload might fail. I'm not sure how the link to other on-line picture hosting site works. Sure, using the img tags does the job. IIRC the other sites have "tools" that let you create such a link that you cut-n-paste into the MOA forum. It's possible that these "tools" might reduce the size somewhere in the process. The size of the picture that you have linked in 1024x768. Is that the size of the original picture on your photobucket account?