It is loading the correct picture, but it's not changing the
color of the button to grey, and it doesn't resize or reposition
the picture the first time i click on it. but it does resize and
reposition if i click it twice.
I presume there is nothing else in loader_mc. So loader_mc
will take on the size of picture1.jpg. I find it easier to use a
MovieClipLoader and add a listener to it so that I can capture the
onLoadInit event which occurs right after the jpg is completely
loaded. I think you may be trying to adjust the size of loader_mc
before the jpg is completely loaded.