Originally Posted by Jelly Roll
You did everything right when you posted it except you had /[img] which should have been [/img] So you want to have it be [img]the web address[/img]
Not quite. The image being hyperlinked has to be
the source image file
(that is, usually JPG, PNG, or GIF). To get that, you have to right-click on an image and select "Copy Image Location" (on Windows boxes; I have no idea how to do it on Macs). Flickr makes it actively difficult for me to get this source file; usually, when cleaning up a Flickr-sourced image, I open the "Select All Sizes" window (top right of the Flickr interface) and there I can select the source.
SkyscraperPage can only upload image files that are solely image files. To ensure this, I recommend that you paste the link in a new tab and double-check.
(P.S. JPG files are "lossy" compression, which means that their quality degrades with every resave; PNG files "lossless", which means they don't. JPG works fine for photos; if you're uploading line files, like makes and such, you'll want PNG. The GIF format is also lossy, but it also
allows for layered images (which, by the way, is how they "animate": it's just a quick cycle through image layers).)