JXR File - opening and understanding

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

What is a JXR 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' that means '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 colour images with an extended range up to 48-bit RGB. It's used for a high-resolution and high- definition professional image editing. The JXR file format is intended to allow 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

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

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

Suggest another file format using extension JXR

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

Various viewers for this file format

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.

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
Pixillion Image ConverterPixillion Image ConverterUser submitted
WavePad Sound EditorWavePad Sound EditorUser submitted
Switch Sound File ConverterSwitch Sound File ConverterUser submitted
Express ZipExpress ZipUser submitted
Zulu DJ SoftwareZulu DJ SoftwareUser submitted
SoundTap Streaming Audio RecorderSoundTap Streaming Audio RecorderUser submitted
ExpressZipExpressZipUser submitted
IrfanViewIrfanViewUser submitted
HoneyviewHoneyviewUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with JXR-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 JXR-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!