Mike, I have found that sizing in Photoshop to about 6" constraint [ >6"x6"] with a DPI of 72 works best with photobucket. It usually posts within their requirement of under 280K and therefore it doesn't get reshaped... or distort the Grumble.
Maybe Mike can jump in here and explain why 72 DPI doesn't distort like 84 or 68... but for some reason the 72 is a great way to fire off in email where people can enlarge at their end.
As for the three pictures... dogs hat looks to small, the flower looks very dangerous, and you've got a good looking son there.
From the body harness, I would hazard the guess of CP?
And just to p*ss off the photographers.. "What kind of Camera?"
Many monitors display at 800 pixels by 600 pixels, as a general rule I post images with a width of 450 pixels to stop making the Grumble too wide for those with that size monitor, unfortunatly on a lot of the newer larger monitors the pixels displayed are often 1280 by 1024 making these pictures look a lot smaller.
Tip for resizing, work in direct multiples of the source value for the DPI (i.e. 72dpi ==> 144 ==> 288) for a better result.
Baer: old--like fouryears or so--Nikon coolpix 880 with 3.5 meg memory. Want the new 7 meg from Nikon but don't like the viewfinder only feature so will wait 'til they come up with something else.
Flower looks dangerous? One of several hundred daylilies. They're like peanuts: cant have just one. Keep files of pics so when I buy new ones I go to the nursery, show them my pics in my Palm and they know what to get to color coordinate the beds.,
Moderate CP with cortical vision complications on the son.
Aside from all this: are the pics too big? I'm using broadband so I really can't tell.