How to open DJVU files

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

Software that will open, convert or fix DJVU files

These apps are known to open certain types of DJVU files. Since many different programs may use DJVU files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific DJVU file.

IrfanViewIrfanViewVerified
WinDjViewWinDjViewVerified
ACDSeeACDSeeUser submitted
PDFlitePDFliteUser submitted
Go PDF ReaderGo PDF ReaderUser submitted
STDU ViewerSTDU ViewerUser submitted
DjVuLibre+DjViewDjVuLibre+DjViewUser submitted
ACDSee ProACDSee ProUser submitted
ACDSee ApplicationACDSee ApplicationUser submitted
DjVuLibre DjViewDjVuLibre DjViewUser submitted
We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with DJVU-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with DJVU-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!