Files with jp2 extension can be typically found as pictures or digital photos saved in special JPEG 2000 image format.

There is one other file type using
the JP2 file extension!

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Software that open jp2 file

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What is jp2 file? How to open jp2 files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

jp2 file icon: jp2 filetype icon

File extension jp2 is best known to be associated with the JPEG 2000, an image compression format based on the wavelet technology. The format itself is defined by several standards (parts), from the basic coding system, to support of other various aspects.

JPEG 2000 is more sophisticated image format than JPEG. It offers superior compression performance and compared to JPEG fully supports transparency and alpha planes.

JPEG 2000 images (.jp2 files) typically that contain only the first standard (PART 1) of the file format. This part is patent-free and hence can be used by anyone and is usually supported by most graphic editors and viewers. PART 1 is also known as the ISO/IEC 15444-1.

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Updated: November 27, 2023

The default software associated to open jp2 file:

XnView MP icon

Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet logoXnView MP  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet

A free (for non-commercial purposes) powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. Compatible with more than 500 formats and also supports export to 70 different file formats. It works on Windows, Linux and macOS (OS X).

Help how to open:

Nowadays most viewers and graphical editors can view the *.jp2 files.

How to convert:

Viewers or editors that are able to open the *.jp2 files typically also have the means to save or export them another image file format.

Find conversions from jp2 file:

jp2 to bmp

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jp2 to odg

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jp2 to tiff

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File identification strings:

HEX code: 00 00 00 0C 6A 50 20 20 0D 0A 87 0A 00 00 00 14 66
ASCII code: jP ftypjp2

Related links:

JPEG2000 Standard website

List of software applications associated to the .jp2 file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open jp2 file, edit jp2 file, convert jp2 file, view jp2 file, play jp2 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting jp2 files.

Software that open jp2 file - JPEG 2000 (ISO 15444-1) picture

Programs supporting the exension jp2 on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open jp2 file action.

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