just a quick one here, im a member of many many forums and on all of them, linking directly to images or pictures from other websites is highly frowned upon
the reason for this is that linking directly to another website's images is stealing their bandwidth
so hence its encouraged that sites like http://imageshack.us/
should be used to upload images to then used to link to.
just a suggestion and may keep Hotuk out of the deep end if websites owners start complaining