JP2 (JPEG 2000 Core Image File)

The JP2 Raster image file format

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.

Technical details of JP2 files

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.

More information about the JP2 file format

File extension .jp2
File category Raster image
Example file Download example.jp2 file (8.4 MiB)
Associated programs 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
Useful links Learn More about JP2 files
Developer Joint Photographic Experts Group