Distorted 2d sprites

(solved) it was the compression. it was blending the colors

For some reason, my sprites are getting distorted in the engine. they are distorted in the build as well.

when I open the file in Explorer, the sprites are not distorted whatsoever.

it has something to do with color, as when I imported a sprite with mostly gray tones, the bright red pixels had what looked like a red filter around them, making the gray around them change color.

anyone who could help with this would be greatly appreciated.