What is a .JBIG2 File And How To Open It – Joint Bi-level Image Group (Easy Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .jbig2 extension and you don’t know what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .jbig2 file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .JBIG2 file?

The .JBIG2 file extension stands for JBIG2. This file extension was developed by Joint Bi-level Image Group. This raster related file is in binary format.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .jbig2 file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .JBIG2 file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .JBIG2 file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .JBIG2 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .jbig2 file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the XnViewMP software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use Orpalis PaperScan and XnViewMP software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .JBIG2 file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the XnViewMP software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .JBIG2 file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .jbig2 file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the XnViewMP software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is XnViewMP.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .JBIG2 file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the XnViewMP software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .JBIG2 file on Linux

To open the .jbig2 file on Linux, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the XnViewMP software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: XnViewMP.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .JBIG2 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the XnViewMP software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .JBIG2 file?

If you are still unable to open the .JBIG2 file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .JBIG2 file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .jbk – Juno, .jbmp – JAmes OS, .jbr – Corel, .jbr – Motoman, .jc – FlashGet. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .JBIG2 file with the XnViewMP, Orpalis PaperScan programs on Windows, XnViewMP program on Mac and XnViewMP software on Linux.