Well, i got there. I imported pics as windows7 instructed and i have them stored away. And now i am unable to share with friends in a forum that i frequent. I take a photo to paint, size it, and that's it, it just sits there. BTW, i actually paid a tutor to come to my house. We thought we'd cracked it but we hadn't. Instead of posting an image all we managed to do was post a jpg number. I know you'll think that i'm taking the waters, but i have no place else to go, and i'm sorry.