JP2 File Extension

JP2 file icon
JPEG 2000 Core Image Format
  • Developer
    Joint Photographic Experts Group
  • Popularity
    3.4 (9 votes)

What is JP2 file?

Files in the JP2 format are generated by the JPEG 2000 Core Coding software and are used in order to store compressed bitmap images. JP2 files are also known as JPX because they differ only regarding the name of the extension.

Differences between JP2 and JPEG files

The JPEG 2000 Core Coding software for creating JP2 files utilises an algorithm in a wavelet compression, while the JPEG files use a discrete cosine transform, which has certain limitations. The compression used in JP2 enables to store images with or without loss of quality, which is not possible in standard JPEG files in which every compression of the image decreases its quality. Another advantage of the JP2 format is smaller size of the final file on a similar conversion level.

Conversion of a JP2 file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the JP2 extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of JP2 file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from JP2 extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to JP2 file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the JP2 file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the JP2 file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the JP2 file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the JP2 file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the JP2 file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the JP2 file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

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