Well guys, thanks for the comments. It has been difficult with limited programs, but fun trying to compete with pro's while still using amateur techniques... I am probably the best copy/paster on the site. Try changing an image pixel by pixel in paintbrush hoping noone notices.
That's not against the rules. You can use alternative image editing programs. I used MS Picture It 99 and 2002 for a very long time. Although I guess that explains that compression problem
Compression.,,, I dont know what that is.
Thanks... I love you guys!