Well the image shows Up now since i fixed it.
The image seems like it was made in photoshop in CMYK color mode.
I switched the mode to RGB and i saved it as a .JPEG file.
Try saving the file and displaying the image in IE.It should work.
thanks! that was really odd because when i opened it, photoshop thought it was in rgb. so i converted it to cmyk then back to rgb and resaved it. i never even thought that could be the problem though! many many thanks