I am not sure of the uploading problem but you can do what I do all the time and link to pictures online already.
There is a site called www.mustangmods.net and all it is for is a photo hosting site. If you donate $20 bucks to them you can upload 1000 images up to 1M each. and your membership lasts forever!
Yes, I have good luck on linking them, but if i wish to upload then directly off hard drive, I used to have no trouble, over last few days noted the feature had become missing. This is only on babe section and sneaky's section, otherwise soup is good.