Drop your file to analyze it

JXR File

What are JXR files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a JXR file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your JXR files.

What is a JXR file?

JXR files have multiple uses, and Microsoft HD JXR Photo is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Microsoft HD JXR Photo File

The .jxr format is a bitmap image file type that is found in image files that store the image data made primarily by Microsoft for its image viewing and editing applications. The .jxr format stands for 'jpeg rx', meaning 'joint photographic expert group - extended range'.

It is different from the typical .jpeg file format. From the meaning itself, the .jxr image file format supports deep color images with an extended range up to 48-bit RGB. It's used for high-resolution and high-definition professional image editing.

The JXR file format is intended to allow a better compression rate and it features enhanced color accuracy compared to the standard JPG files. Both lossless and lossy compressions are supported. It is also has a tile structure support that enables the image to be subdivided into tiles. Each tile contains image data that can be decoded individually. This enables rapid access to parts of an image without needing to decode the entire image.

How to open JXR files

We have identified four JXR openers that are compatible with this specific type of JXR file.

Programs that open Microsoft HD JXR Photo files

Last updated: May 19, 2024

All known file formats using extension .JXR

While Microsoft HD JXR Photo File is a popular type of JXR-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .JXR file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

JPEG XR Bitmap

We know that one JXR format is JPEG XR Bitmap. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

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

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Express ZipExpress ZipUser submitted
Zulu DJ SoftwareZulu DJ SoftwareUser submitted
FastPictureViewerFastPictureViewerUser submitted
Ashampoo Photo CommanderAshampoo Photo CommanderUser submitted
Zoner Photo StudioZoner Photo StudioUser submitted
VideoPad Video-EditorVideoPad Video-EditorUser submitted
Paint.NETPaint.NETUser submitted
Express BurnExpress BurnUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
MysticThumbsMysticThumbsUser submitted

Help us help others

File.org helps thousands of users every day, and we would love to hear from you if you have additional information about JXR file formats, example files, or compatible programs. Please use the links below or email us at submit@file.org to discuss further.