Just refer to the link and keep them hosted on photobucket.
The links thmselves only take a negligable amount of space
As bigfoot says [IMG] tags tell the AO software to retrieve and display the image.
For convenience Photobucket normally has the IMG tagged "URL" below the photo too, so you can just cut and paste that in.
[IMG] tags only work in the "just images" lounge I think.
However you dont really want to display several hundred photos on one page, it would tka eages to load.
Thats why BF was suggesting a nice way to highlight some of your personal faves.
Having the link to the original photobucket site too included in your (yet to be created)new image lounge thread, as you have done above might also be useful I think.
So people can browse more conveniently through the full collection.