When you load a web page, the AOL servers to which you are connected
compress all the images within the page rather than pass them on
to you in their original format. This means that the pages load
faster, but they also lose quality...rather a lot of quality. A
standard installation of AOL software has image compression switched
on by default, and you are seeing the web all fuzzy and distorted.
To switch off image compression and see the web as its site-designers
intended follow the instructions below.
1. Go to 'My-AOL' and select 'Preferences'.
2. Select the WWW option, and then the 'web-graphics' tab.
3. Uncheck the 'compress graphics' box, and then click 'OK'.
It's a good idea to empty your browser's web cache too at this point,
so that it doesn't simply use the old, compressed versions of graphics
from sites you've recently visited, but loads new, uncompressed,
copies of the images.