On Dec 3, 2007, at 6:28 AM, Joe Lertola wrote: > The image is saved as a pict handle and later drawn in a gworld. > Isn't this a depreciated method of drawing an image? If so what > would the alternative be? Drawing images is a topic unto itself. Yes, many of the gworld calls (SetGWorld GetGWorld CopyBits etc.) are technically deprecated in the prior OS release (10.4). CopyBits is very fast, so it is hard to give up. Depending on your needs for the program it is still possible to use deprecated calls. This works fine for one-off or programs that are written for short-term use. For longer-term compatibility, avoiding deprecated functions is wiser. The recommend substitute is CoreGraphics calls (CG) aka Quartz 2D. There is an introduction for QuickDraw programmers at: ADC Home > Reference Library > Guides > Carbon > Graphics & Imaging > Quartz Programming Guide for QuickDraw Developers in Xcode docs. You might also peruse the many CG demos posted over the last 2 years. Plus, the FBtoC examples folder has several CG demos. Brian S.