Here's a easy way to to look at IMHO
You can upload all the pics you want to your albums and then just link your albums or specific album to that post/thread or use Flickr or other photo site.
Or become a supporting member. Remember becoming a supporting member is more then just PM space and upload image space.
Your showing support for a forum that you use often, gain knowledge, meet new people and even make new friends!
Just a thought....