Dave -

Not sure what the "smaller size" you refer to actually is. Seems that how attachments show up in a thread vary somewhat. Sometimes when there is a very small attachment ( pic ) shown, if you click on the pic, it will magically enlarge, or come up as a separate windown.

After I had issues with photobucket.com and stopping using that service, I did post a few pix via the attachment system, but the results were so unpredictable that I just gave up on it.

Anyway, it is unfortunate that the attachment thing for photos was so primitive way back when and never got updated so it could be used simply with consistent results.