Externally loaded jpeg image size blowout

Hi, I’ve externally loaded a jpeg image into my flash movie with the following code on a button:

on (release) {

The container is a completely blank movie clip - its only attributes are X & Y coordinates (504, 142) which I just set through the info palette. The jpeg image appears at the correct X & Y coordinates but the overall size is many times the actual image size.

I have tried to add the actual size to the code in a variety of ways but either the proportions of my whole movie get skewed and the jpeg image is still huge (it can’t even fit on the screen), or else the image just disappears. I can’t seem to find any online references to this type of problem.

The real image size is width 357, height 235. It is not progressive.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!