JP2 - JPEG 2000 Core Image File

What is a JP2 file

As an image compression algorithm that was created as an advancement to its predecessor JPEG, the JP2 uses an entirely different approach towards image compression and enables the user to save the image with different parts having different image quality.

JP2 is an image file compression algorithm that uses a wavelet compression algorithm. It was developed to supersede the existing JPEG standards. The algorithm uses an 'area of interest' based approach and thus makes it possible to save parts of the image in different quality.

Here's a small, but not exhaustive list of programs that can open JP2 documents:

  • ACD Systems Canvas 15
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
  • ACD Systems ACDSee 17
  • Corel PaintShop Pro X6
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
  • Apple Safari
  • Apple Preview
  • Lemkesoft Graphic Converter
Extension JP2
MIME type image/jp2
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