Here is a link to the thread: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=3036&p=27590&hilit=photobucket+settings+albums#p27590
and here is a copy of what I wrote there:
I am still in the process of trying to download photos. I have joined photobucket and flicker but to no avail.
exmarine, try the following:
If when you are looking at your image on Photobucket you see to the right of the image, under "SHARE THIS PHOTO" one of the items labeled "IMG", then simply click on that field, it will turn yellow momentarily to indicate the the IMG code has been copied, then simply paste it in your post on the Microbe Hunter forum. If the IMG codes is not displayed to the right of your image, then:
After logging onto Photobucket, click on the avatar icon, then on "Settings", click on the "Albums" button at the top, and if the box next to IMG Code is not checked, click on it so it is checked (if it is already checked, then you don't have to do anything), then click on "SAVE" at the bottom. Now when you open an image, you will see on the right, under "SHARE THIS PHOTO", the IMG code. Click on it (the field turns yellow momentarily indicating that the code has been copied). In the Microbe Hunter forum, in your post where you want to post the picture, simply paste the code (^V if you are using Windows). That's it. It will paste the complete code like so:
(where I replaced the "I" in "IMG" with "Q" to prevent actually posting the image here).
In short, once you have the IMG code displayed for your pictures, just click on it, then paste it in the forum.
I hope this works for you. It has for me for a long time.