Pictures with bars in them

The first thing I would want to know is what OS you are running and how much RAM is available. Have you tried to print the pictures? Do they print the same way (with the bars) as you see them? What kind of video card with how much video RAM do you have? Further how many pictures do you have open at any given time? All of the above information could give you a clue as to what is happening. It sounds as if you have a RAM (either on board the motherboard or on the video card) problem. One other issue could be the resolution of your monitor, If your monitor is an older one and you are running it with a newer video card, change the resolution to something lower and see if that makes a difference. Good Luck ! DrmDznr