Note: I posted this on the Rules, "FAQ's", and Announcements forum a while back, but it might be more helpful here. I've been a pBase supporter for years, and love what Slug and Emily have done with the site. OK, they have occasional outages, and don't communicate with the customers very well... but it's very much like the Nikon Cafe... a site for photographers designed and run by photographers! Using pBase for direct linking can be a little quirky, so if you want to present your pictures accurately, follow these rules. 1. Convert your pictures to sRGB before you upload them to pBase. PBase's software doesn't speak AdobeRGB, and if you use it, will misinterpret the colors and deal a fatal blow to your image's quality. 2. The only good version of your picture that pBase will present is the "original" size you uploaded. If you make any other selection, pBase will use a funky (and destructive) algorithm to downsize your masterpiece.. Note: if your picture is greater than 800 pixels on its longest side, pBase will automatically downsize when you direct link it... even if you copy the address of the original size picture. The only way to circimvent this "logic" is to include the term "original" in your link. Here's a 950 pixel image, linked by using http://www.pbase.com/unclefrank/image/40649981.jpg which is the address of the original upload. But if you check its properties, you'll see that pBase has squished it (a technical term) to 800 pixels on its longest side . Now here's the same image, linked by using http://www.pbase.com/unclefrank/image/40649981/original.jpg View attachment 7059 So, if you want to present your pBase gallery pictures with all of the color, contrast, and crispness you worked so hard to achieve, remember to convert to sRGB and to only link your original uploads.