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.JP2 File Extension

File TypeJPEG 2000 Core Image File

DeveloperJoint Photographic Experts Group
2.9 (29 Votes)
CategoryRaster Image Files


This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

What is a JP2 file?

Compressed bitmap image created using JPEG 2000 Core Coding; incorporates a wavelet compression algorithm instead of Digital Cosine Transform (DCT) compression used by standard JPEG images; can be stored using lossy and lossless compression.

More Information

JP2 files are also seen as .JPX files.

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Programs that open JP2 files
File Viewer Plus
Adobe Photoshop CC 2017
Adobe Photoshop Elements 15
ACD Systems Canvas X 16
ACD Systems ACDSee 20
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8
Corel PaintShop Pro X9
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Apple Safari
Apple Preview
Adobe Photoshop CC 2017
Adobe Photoshop Elements 15
Lemkesoft GraphicConverter
Snap Converter
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
MacPhun ColorStrokes
Mozilla Firefox
Updated 3/7/2014

About the file extension jp2

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