Hi Morpheus©. The pictures look like they have been reduced to a much lower number of colours or grey levels, so what should have been a gradual colour change becomes clearly stepped. Are you reducing the file size by increasing the jpeg compression factor? This always degrades the picture quality. If you are resampling to a smaller number of pixels you should retain the quality but with a smaller picture. I have never used Picture Publisher. My camera came with Pixela ImageMixer which I find useless. I use Corel PhotoPaint 7 (1995 version) and find that as long as I don't push the jpeg compression too far I get excellent results, and even IrfanView gives good results in resampling to a smaller image size. If you like, I'll e-mail you a picture that I have reduced in size.