A djvu file extension is used for a special image and document file format called DjVu. Typically used for image documents because it can achieve much lower file sizes, compared to other image formats with text, such as JPEG.

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DJVU file extension - DjVu image

What is djvu file? How to open djvu files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

Graphics file type icon Graphics file type

djvu file icon: djvu filetype icon

The djvu file extension is associated with DjVu file format, an image format designed to store bitmaps of scanned documents, especially those containing text and line drawings.

The format is increasingly important because of its use in the Million Book Project and the One Laptop per Child project.

DjVu typically achieves compression ratios about 5 to 10 times better than existing methods such as JPEG or GIF for color documents, and 3 to 8 times than TIFF for black and white documents.

Scanned full colored pages at 300 DPI can be compressed down to 30 to 100KB files from 25MB.. Black-and-white pages at 300 DPI typically occupy 5 to 30KB when compressed.

This puts the size of high-quality scanned pages on par with an average HTML page (which is typically around 50KB).

This format can also occur with djv file extension.

MIME type used for djvu images:

Updated: July 2, 2024

The default software associated to open djvu file:

DjVulibre icon

DjVulibre  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
DjVuLibre Team

DjVuLibre includes a multi-platform standalone viewer, a browser plug-in  used to view DjVu images.

LizardTech, Inc. logoDjVu Solo  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
LizardTech, Inc.

DjVu Solo is a utility used to create Djvu files from common images.

DjVu Viewer icon

DjVu Viewer  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:

DjVu Viewer allows users to view DjVu files and convert DjVu to PDF or image format.

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Open and convert DjVu

Help how to open:

The native viewer developed by original authors, DjVuLibre, is available for download at DJVU website.

DJVU bitmap format is widely supported and can be viewed in many popular bitmap viewers such as XnView, IrfanView or ACDSee.

How to convert:

Most of bitmap viewers support conversions from DJVU to other image formats (JPG, TIFF, BMP, GIF, TGA etc.).

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File identification strings:

HEX code: 41 54 26 54 46 4F 52 4D

Related links:

DjVu user community

List of software applications associated to the .djvu file extension

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and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open djvu file, edit djvu file, convert djvu file, view djvu file, play djvu file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).

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Software that open djvu file - DjVu image

Programs supporting the exension djvu on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open djvu file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with djvu file by default:
DjVulibre small icon DjVulibre
DjVu Solo

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