What IRC client are you trying to connect with?
Or, are you trying to connect via mibbit?
For the pictures, you will need to upload them to a site, such as photobucket.com or imgur.com (my favorite)
Then you will need to use the Img BBCode tag in your post, and link the picture.
I don't care how ‘secure’ your systems are. If you have stupid people running them and using them, you can't win.
For those that know