JXR is a raster (pixel-based) image file format. JPEG XR standard is an improvement over JPEG and JPEG 2000 standards. JXR supports 64-bit color depth and offers better color reproduction and higher image resolutions compared with JPEG. Additionally, JXR supports higher lossy compression ratios and thus JRX files are much smaller than JPEG files (typically half the size of comparable JPEG image).
JXR is not the only format based on JPEG XR standard, other formats include HDP and WDP. Since 2013 a BSD opensource JXR programming library is available for developers.
The list that follows enumerates programs compatible with JXR files, divided into 3 categories based on operating system on which they are available. Files with JXR suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.
Problems with accessing JXR may be due to various reasons. Fortunately, most common problems with JXR files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports JXR files installed on the system. This one is an easy one. Select Adobe Photoshop or one of the recommended programs (for example, XnView, Windows Live Photo Gallery, FastPictureViewer Professional) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support JXR files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Adobe Photoshop installed is by going to developer’s website (Adobe Systems Incorporated) and downloading the software using provided links.
If the problems with opening JXR files still occur even after installing Adobe Photoshop, it is possible that you have an outdated version of the software. Check the developer’s website whether a newer version of Adobe Photoshop is available. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. This can be one of the causes why JXR files are not compatible with Adobe Photoshop. The most recent version of Adobe Photoshop is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.
After installing Adobe Photoshop (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open JXR files. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.
Change the default application in Windows
Change the default application in Mac OS
You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper JXR file. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.
Should it happed that the JXR is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the JXR file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If you obtained the problematic JXR file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. It could happen the the download process of file with JXR extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support JXR files. Close all running programs and try opening the JXR file.
Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with JPEG XR Image files. It may be the case that the JXR files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
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