Thanks for the advice but it didn't work. The "blotchy" part comes before I even get to choose whether it's a jpeg or not. I went and used an old image, that I have used to make an image map from about a week ago, and it too is now messed up. When I click on "original" in the Save for web palette, the image is fine, but the optimized is always messed up. So I don't know what is wrong. Thanks again for the advice.