Logmeister- thanks for the tip and the encouragement, but i tried the png plugin and i still can't get a full sized image in. i scaled this one down. i'll keep looking, but there is sooo much to learn with this program all at once. i must have 40 hours lurking in the forums, reading tuts, and researching this program in the last week. its overwhelming, and i never liked being a noob
ok- back to the drawing board (thats clever).
and btw... that flower above this post is seriously amazing. nice job.