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Part II upload file size

David Follow
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Hi all,

I am about to submit part II.
Can anybody tell me, how big the JAR file can be.
Right now my JAR file is a little over 2MB. Will that be OK for the upload or are there any limitations on the file size?
All my graphics are GIFs and therefore cannot be compressed any further.

TIA, Dave


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Yi Meng
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When uploading your assignment, some candidates experience problems uploading files greater than a 1000K. We suggest optimizing the graphics to reduce the file size to between 200k and 400k.
If the password you have created contains the # sign, please create a new password without the # sign as this may possibly cause problems when you are trying to upload your assignment.

Please be aware that you are allowed only one upload. Make sure to review your assignment thoroughly prior to uploading it. Should you need to upload a revised version of your assignment before it is graded
or if you fail the assignment, you will need to contact your local Sun office to pay the respective resubmisson fee.



Meng Yi
rizqi ardiansyah
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I think there is a rule about limitation of the file size. The size of the file is can not more than 1000 KB, if more you must split the file.
David Follow
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rizqi,

my solution is currently 2MB and there is no way to reduce it since I am using GIFs already. I have about 10 images and I would hate to through some out only because there is a limitation of the upload.

How can I split the assignment in two uploads?
The earlier post says, that you have only ONE upload

Dave
Lars Behnke
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my solution is currently 2MB and there is no way to reduce it since I am using GIFs already. I have about 10 images and I would hate to through some out only because there is a limitation of the upload.


No worries. Im sure you can reduce the image size to about 50 kB per image. Try this:
1. Open the gif with IrfanView or Gimp or whatever imaging software you like.
2. Decrease color depth to 8 bit.
3. Save image as png (png compression is better than gif).

That's it. Good luck.

Lars
[ March 27, 2007: Message edited by: Lars Behnke ]
David Follow
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2. Decrease color depth to 8 bit.
3. Save image as png (png compression is better than gif).


How do I decrease color depth in IrfanView to 8 bit and is png a graphics format that really every browser can render?

Dave
Lars Behnke
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Sorry, I didn't mean 8bit but 4bit color depth.
Png is a free and improved replacement for gif which was protected by
a patent license until 2004. The latest versions of all common browsers support png. Older version of Internet Explorer have some problems with the alpha channel.
I submitted all my diagrams as png and passed.

Steps to decrease the color depth:

1. Open gif in IrfanView
2. Select menu item Image > Decrease Color Depth...
3. 16 Colors (4BPP)
4. Save Image as png.

Hope that helps
[ March 28, 2007: Message edited by: Lars Behnke ]
David Follow
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Lars,

thanks for the tip
by reducing the colors to 16 colors I can even get the GIFs much smaller.
I will convert all of my 10 images and we'll see if I stay under the limit which is appearantly 1MB - at least that's the information I got from SunCert.

Dave
 
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