>> Any alternative theories would be appreciated... >> kill picture pHndl Robert Covington wrote: > Did RP suggest the use of DisposeHandle for this instead? I don't > remember the discussion a while back, but maybe that was a part of the > cure? Michaels's code is crashing in DrawPicture, not in kill picture. Your suggestion that QuickTime is crashing on a 'Damaged Jpeg' is plausible. Maybe Michael can identify the image files that crash his program, and try them separately. Robert P.