DJVU File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a DJVU file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .DJVU files.

What is a DJVU file?

Files with the .djvu file extension contain a compressed image in a format that was developed by AT&T in 1996. DJVU files are most commonly created by the DjVu File software, which is distributed by LizardTech.

The DJVU compression method allows for larger high-resolution color images to be compressed to a significantly smaller size, making it easier for the files to be published and distributed on the Web. This compression allows for faster download times and makes it easier for users to email the files to one another using their email client.

While similar in nature to TIFF files, DJVU files allow for a much higher rate of compression.

How to open DJVU files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension DJVU for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different DJVU openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension DJVU

While we know of one file format using the .DJVU file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .DJVU file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of DJVU files. Remember, different programs may use DJVU files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

WinRARWinRARUser submitted
Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
IrfanViewIrfanViewUser submitted
WinDjViewWinDjViewUser submitted
PDFlitePDFliteUser submitted
Go PDF ReaderGo PDF ReaderUser submitted
STDU ViewerSTDU ViewerUser submitted
DjVuLibre+DjViewDjVuLibre+DjViewUser submitted
calibre - E-book managementcalibre - E-book managementUser submitted
E-book viewerE-book viewerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with DJVU-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with DJVU-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!