I had that problem yesterday. I don't think it's a problem on your end. I just couldn't upload a photo yesterday regardless of browser. I had exactly what you descrive. . . .that weird little thing with the red x.
Charlinex it is not a problem at your end.. This seems to be some larger issue ..pictures are not showing up and slideshows work at times and not at others.. I was looking through a few hubs now and realized that it wasn't just my problem.
It does not seem like a server problem, this problem has been persisting and seems like HP hasn't been able to get its finger on to it .. may be personal emails to admin will work .. we are all trying to work through the problem instead of setting things right.
WE I am not sure that this is the issue here.. I have been able to upload a picture without difficulty for three days now.. and there has been another thread in report a problem regarding the same subject... i have been working around the problem by opening the hub in another window and editing.. and I am not the only one .. http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/75386
Sofs, what I am saying is that a site-wide problem may get solved sooner for users in certain locations than for others. Some, myself included, have not been affected at all. I have published new hubs without problems each of these days. Never mind, I hope you'll soon be back to normal.
I hope that the site is back to normal .. may be it is a locational issue..I hope that HP does something quick enough to set this right It is really making things difficult at a time when there are so many other things happening and people need to edit their hubs and fast !
Like probably most of us, I have thousands of images I took myself that would be useful in hubs.Not necessarily my own, as I have more photos than I could possibly use.Instead of all of us having to go searching for...