JP2 File Type

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What are JP2 files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a JP2 file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a JP2 file?

A .JP2 file is a JPEG 2000 Image file.

Files that contain the .jp2 file extension normally store compressed bitmap images. The JPEG2000 Core Coding System uses a wavelet compression algorithm instead of the common DCT compression method that is used with standard JPEG images. The JP2 file format can be used to store either lossy or lossless compressed JPEG images and provides the user with better quality and smaller file size than the traditional JPG image files.

JP2 files are identical to JPX files, except they are stored with the .jp2 file suffix rather than the .jpx file extension.

How to open JP2 files

We have identified 4 JP2 openers that are compatible with this specific type of JP2 file.

Programs that open JPEG 2000 Image files

Bitberry File OpenerBitberry File OpenerVerified
IrfanViewIrfanViewVerified
ACDSeeACDSeeVerified
Corel PaintShop ProCorel PaintShop ProVerified

Last updated: March 26, 2022

Suggest another file format using extension JP2

While we know of one file format using the .JP2 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 .JP2 file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of JP2 files. Remember, different programs may use JP2 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
QuickTimeQuickTimeUser submitted
HoneyviewHoneyviewUser submitted
PhotoPad Image EditorPhotoPad Image EditorUser submitted
Picexa ViewerPicexa ViewerUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderUser submitted
qkseeqkseeUser submitted
PhotoImpactPhotoImpactUser submitted
Ulead Photo ExplorerUlead Photo ExplorerUser submitted
QuickTime AlternativeQuickTime AlternativeUser submitted