Downloading pictures from web.

  wotan 21:58 18 Sep 2003

Hi, again, I am still having problems down loading pictures from web sites.
I have tried the suggestions made on this forum but am still having some difficulty.
When I right click with the cursor over the required picture, I get the box up showing me that the picture is being down loaded. When this action finishes, I go to 'My Pictures' file in 'My documents' and click on the AOL icon that apparently indicates the down loaded file, but instead of the required picture I get either a message telling me that the required file is empty or occassionaly I get a box containing any print that was around the picture, but no picture.
Any suggestions gratefully received.
Regards, Wotan

  VoG II 22:02 18 Sep 2003

It sounds as if AOL is/has been set as your default viewer for pictures.

Try Shift+Right click and select Open with and select Paint or any other "picture" program that you have. I would suggest that you also tick the box to always open this type of file with the program.

  MAJ 22:03 18 Sep 2003

Have you tried downloading it using IE instead of AOL's browser, wotan?

  JFT 22:04 18 Sep 2003

If i remember correctly with AOL you have to set your preferences to "Never Compress Graphics" or words to that effect, to download JPEGs.
I dont know if you have tried this but i hope it helps.

  wotan 22:09 18 Sep 2003

I shall go and give it a try, thank god for this forum, I knew I should never have got rid of me Commodore 64

  wotan 10:00 19 Sep 2003

Problem solved, it was as both VoG and JFT said, a problem with AOL. Pictures now downloading o.k, so thanks to everyone for their input.

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