What is a .JP2 File And How To Open It – Joint Photographic Experts Group (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .jp2 extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. In this article we will explain what .jp2 file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .JP2 file?

The .JP2 file extension comes from JPEG 2000 Core Image File. The developer of this file extension is Joint Photographic Experts Group. The file has the binary format, and it is a raster related file.

What to know

There are currently 9 software that can open the .jp2 file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .JP2 file?

Below we have written a comprehensive guide on how to open the .JP2 file on various operating systems.

How to open a .JP2 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .jp2 file on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the IvanView software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Corel PaintShop Pro, IvanView and ERDAS IMAGINE software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .JP2 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: 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. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the IvanView software 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 .JP2 file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .jp2 file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Lemkesoft GraphicConverter software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Apple Safari, Apple Preview, Lemkesoft GraphicConverter, Snap Converter and MacPhun ColorStrokes.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .JP2 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 Lemkesoft GraphicConverter software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .JP2 file on Linux

The .jp2 file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the XnViewMP software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: XnViewMP.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .JP2 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. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the XnViewMP software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .JP2 file?

If you cannot open the .JP2 file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .JP2 file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .jpa – Akeeba, .jpc – Joint Photographic Experts Group, .jpd – Java Process Definition, .jpd – RGBLight, .jpe – Joint Photographic Experts Group. 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 .JP2 file with the IvanView, Corel PaintShop Pro, ERDAS IMAGINE programs on Windows, Lemkesoft GraphicConverter, Apple Safari, Apple Preview, Snap Converter, MacPhun ColorStrokes programs on Mac and XnViewMP software on Linux.