Why do some images appear smudged, distorted or with black lines through them?
For some AOL users, a default setting of “Use Compressed Graphics” is turned on in their WWW preferences. Images on our site have been optimized to achieve the smallest possible file size without sacrificing quality. Further compression of these already optimized images in AOL causes these images to become distorted. To turn off image compression in AOL, deselect the “Use Compressed Graphics” option in your WWW preferences. For further information concerning AOL graphics compression and WWW preferences, contact your Internet service provider.