JPEG 2000 Core Image
|Joint Photographic Experts Group
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What is a JP2 file?
The JPEG 2000 standard was developed in the late-1990s by a Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) committee to replace the JPEG standard released in 1992. It provides several improvements over the JPEG format. However, the main improvement is incorporating a wavelet compression algorithm instead of the Digital Cosine Transform (DCT) compression used by standard JPEG images.
There are many applications for the JPEG 2000 compression standard apart from digital photos and medical images. Some examples include digital cinema, broadcast media, and surveillance video.
How to open a JP2 file
How to convert a JP2 file
Several image viewers and editors, including Apple Preview and Adobe Photoshop, can convert JP2 files to other formats.
For example, Apple Preview can convert JP2 files to the following formats: