What is a .JPW File And How To Open It – ESRI (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .jpw 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. That’s why you are here! We have made this guide for you to learn more about the .jpw file extension and how to open it.

What is a .JPW file?

The file extension .JPW stands for World File for JPEG. This file extension was developed by ESRI. This GIS software file is in text format.

What to know

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

How to open a .JPW file?

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

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

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

1. The first step is to download the Blue Marble Geographics Global Mapper software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: ESRI ArcReader and Blue Marble Geographics Global Mapper.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .JPW 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, after locating your file, right click on it and click “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 Blue Marble Geographics Global Mapper software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .JPW file on Linux

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

1. The first step is to download the ESRI ArcReader software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is ESRI ArcReader.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .JPW 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: 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 ESRI ArcReader software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .JPW file?

If you are still unable to open the .JPW file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .JPW file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .jpx – Joint Photographic Experts Group, .jpx – Embarcadero Technologies, .jq2savegame – iWin, .jq3savegame – iWin, .jqz – Half-Baked Software. 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 .JPW file with the Blue Marble Geographics Global Mapper, ESRI ArcReader programs on Windows and ESRI ArcReader software on Linux.