I just realized what has been causing so much of my collision problems. The artist gave me my sprites that were built in flash, but there is so much dead pixels around them. I have used Gimp and photoshop elements to re-size the canvas. This has rid me of the dead space and now my sprite does not collide 15 feet away, but is there a way to batch process the re-size? He says he does not know how, but it is causing me huge problems.