for AOL Users
Your AOL web browser may not be setup to display photos at the best quality that it possibly can. If photographs on web pages appear "yellowish" or "blurry", there are 2 possible reasons for this. Here are instructions for fixing these problems:
Reason #1: AOL gives you an option to view web graphics in either "Compressed" or "Uncompressed" mode. It has been my experience that when I install AOL on a computer, the "Compressed" setting is automatically established. However, it is the "Uncompressed" graphics setting that is the better setting.
Here are the instructions for switching your AOL web browser to display graphics at the better quality level ("uncompressed"):
Instructions for AOL 3.0 users
Instructions for AOL 4.0 users
Note: Be aware that on web pages you'd already visited before switching the setting, you may not notice the change from "Compressed" to "Uncompressed" right away. The reason for this is that the page's graphics may still be stored in your web browser's "memory cache".
Reason #2: Your PC may be setup to display in only "256 color" mode. The full versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape will display photos clearly at the "256-color" setting, but AOL's web browser (a modified version of Microsoft Internet Explorer, soon to be Netscape since Netscape is merging with AOL) will display photos with a "yellowish" and "blurry" quality in "256-color" mode. If your PC can display at a higher level than "256-color" mode, then you can improve your AOL web browser's image quality. Here's how to increase the color-mode level on your PC:
Setting the color-setting for Windows 95:
Setting the color-setting for Windows 3.1:
If you are still using Windows 3.1, you might be out of luck if your computer did not come with a program that lets you switch your color-settings. Some video card manufacturers may still have programs posted on their web sites that can set the card during start-up.
8-bit = 256 colors