.JPC File Extension

JPEG 2000 Code Stream File

Developer Joint Photographic Experts Group
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What is a JPC file?

A JPC file is a bitmap image saved in the JPEG 2000 Code Stream format, a variation of the standard JPEG format. It contains image data compressed with JPEG 2000 advanced wavelet compression. The format supports color depths of 8, 24, and 32 bits per pixel and grayscale, RGB, YCbCr, XYZ, and Lab color spaces.

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Screenshot of a .jpc file in Adobe Illustrator 2022
JPC file open in Adobe Illustrator 2022

The Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) committee developed the JPEG 2000 standard in the late-1990s to replace the JPEG standard released in 1992. It provides several improvements over the JPEG format, including an advanced compression algorithm. However, the JPEG format is still the preferred image format.

There is no standard file extension for the JPEG 2000 Code Stream format since it is primarily delivered via code stream online instead of in a file format. However, files may still store JPEG 2000 Code Stream data. These file typically use the .jpc or .j2c (.J2C files) file extensions.

How to open a JPC file

You can open JPC files with various Windows and macOS programs, including Adobe Illustrator (multiplatform), Corel PaintShop Pro (Windows), and Inkscape. To open a JPC file with Photoshop, select File → Open....

How to convert a JPC file

Various applications, including Adobe Illustrator and Corel PaintShop Pro, can convert JPC files to other formats.

For example, Adobe Illustrator can convert JPC files to the following formats:

  • .EPS - Encapsulated PostScript
  • .SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics
  • .PDF - Portable Document Format
  • .JPG - JPEG Image
  • .PNG - Portable Network Graphic
  • .TIF - Tagged Image File Format
  • .DWG - AutoCAD Drawing
  • .EMF - Enhanced Windows Metafile
  • .WMF - Windows Metafile
  • .BMP - Bitmap Image
  • .PSD - Adobe Photoshop Document

Programs that open JPC files

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