.JXR File Extension


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What is a JXR file?

A JXR file is an image saved in the JPEG XR image format. It likely contains a high-definition, continuous-tone digital photo. The JPEG XR format is an improved version of the JPEG format. Thus, JXR files are similar to, but usually higher quality than, .JPG files.

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JXR file open in Microsoft Photos

In 2007, Microsoft and the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) partnered to turn Microsoft's HD Photo (also known as Windows Media Photo) image format into an extension of the JPEG standard. The resulting format was named JPEG extended range, or JPEG XR.

The JPEG XR format improves on the standard JPEG format in several ways. Most notably, JXR images can include more accurate colors than JPEGs, making the JXR format better suited for storing high-resolution digital photos. JPEG XR also supports:

  • Higher compression rations than normal JPEG (producing smaller-sized files)
  • Both lossless and lossy compression
  • An alpha channel used to provide transparency

How to open a JXR file

You can open a JXR file with Microsoft Photos, XnViewMP, or ImageMagick. Additionally, several image viewers and editors, such as Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, and IrfanView, can open JXR files after users install an associated plug-in.

How to convert a JXR file

Microsoft Photos, XnViewMP, and ImageMagick can convert JXR files to other image formats. For example, Microsoft Photos can convert JXR files to the following formats:

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Programs that open JXR files

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