hello sir, i have a 2mb image file on server side, from applet i will grab 300k from the server. this is taking a lot of time to down load on the net how to reduce this. paul wheaton told to do zip, how to do that, how much file size i can reduce. initially i have made jar file but my purpose is not survived. if any person how to zip the file at server side and during communication also, then how to unzip at the client side. pl help me with an example.