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ARTstor to drop Java

ARTstor has recently announced an update that will eliminate the need for Java in the ARTstor Digital Library. This update will mainly affect the way single image downloads are handled.

After the update is in place, users who download single image files will receive a zip file that contains a JPEG image and an HTML file with the associated metadata. In addition to removing the need for Java, using zip will allow ARTstor to pursue other feature enhancements, such as additional options for image group downloads.

For some users, mainly those on PCs, it will be necessary to install software such as 7Zip to unzip their downloads.

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