I'll double check that and let you know how it goes, thanks.
Edit: I was using the black background pics, but I still have the same problem with the White background pics. doesn't show up in the sporepedia when saved to my spore creations and won't load when I use Drag & Drop. If it makes a difference, I tested it with the creations "Abbadon" and "Robocyde". (Robocyde won't drag and drop, I didn't save it since I made it and the original still works.)
Edit 2: Still having the problems with the DI sporepedia, but was able to get toon2's avatar which is a DI creation he said I could download.
Edit 3:still not sure what's wrong, but I tried downloading the creations on another computer and transferring them to my spore computer with a flash drive and they worked. I guess it's just something my computer doesn't like about the DIS. thanks for all the help everyone.
Edit 4(is there an edit limit?): for anyone having this problem. I was able to solve it completely by downloading the creations (white background) onto my computer and then drag & dropping the downloaded file into the editor. since I tried it that seems to be the only method on my spore computer that works with every creation I try to download. Thanks again for the help and I hope this thread helps anyone else having a problem.