I have no idea what board to put this under, so it'll stay here until I get an answer from the team.
I've seen a lot of people asking how to add images as profile pictures and signatures. Understanding how BBCode on this forum works would help you, especially for signatures if you want to make a more complex one, with an image and text. You can play around with the BBCode and see what it does with the buttons above your text box when you make a forum post, reply, or Private Message and hitting the "preview" button below.
For adding images to your profile and signature:
First thing you gotta do is find the picture(s) you want to use for your avatar or signature. If they are not hosted on the internet you need to upload them somewhere(I use www.imgur.com
). You need the link to the picture itself(Usually by right clicking a picture and clicking "View Image" and copying the address in your address bar, or "Copy Image Location". With my avatar as an example that would get you a link similar to http://i.imgur.com/ftlg27V.png
. Note, it needs to have an extension at the end, like this one has .png. Extensions like .jpg,.gif and .bmp work as well, but .png tends to be better quality. If the image does not have an extension in the address bar, right click the picture and select either "view image" or "open image in new tab" or "copy image location/address".
Once you have the pictures, go to your profile ->forum profile at the top of the screen. -PICTURED, CLICK HERE-
For your avatar, select "Specify avatar from Url" and paste the link to your picture there.-PICTURED, CLICK HERE-
For signatures, you use BBCode. All you'd need to use for a picture is "img" tags. You use them around your image link, like I did in this picture.
To center it like mine, use
[center] and [/center]
at the start and end of your signature message.
[center][img]Image URL Goes Here.png[/img][/center]
Let me know if you have any questions, or something should be updated or better worded
. Also, if you feel something should be added to this post also let me know here and I may add it.