Online uses an image compression method in its default settings
that causes many pictures to look, well, pretty bad. In many cases,
it reduces image quality and may even introduce extraneous black
lines into the art. This doesn't do the portfolio much justice and
may keep you from seeing some detail in images which have been compressed
correct the default AOL setting, you will need to go to the AOL
Internet Properties dialog box. To access this dialog box, click
the 'My AOL' icon on the toolbar, choose Preferences from the dropdown
menu, and then click the WWW icon in the window that appears next.
From the dialog box, click the 'Web Graphics' tab. On this page,
you should look to see if the box marked 'Use compressed graphics'
is checked. If it is, you will need to uncheck it to have the AOL
graphics compression removed.
note that you will also need to close out and restart AOL for this
change to take effect.