.JP2 File Extension

JPEG 2000 Part 1

The JPEG 2000 standard was developed to replace the 1992 JPEG standard. It provides several improvements over the JPEG format. The main improvement is a wavelet compression algorithm instead of JPEG's...

General Information

Title JP2 File Extension
Extension .jp2
Full Form JPEG 2000 Part 1
File Type Image File
Developer Joint Photographic Experts Group
MIME Type image/jp2

File Function

Primary Function Store images
Additional Functions Support scalability, compression
Features Lossy, Lossless

File Characteristics

Quality High
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency Yes
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Digital Photography Yes
Web Graphics Yes
Medical Imaging Yes
Digital Preservation Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Embedded scripts
Best Practices Regular updates, scanning

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2000
Latest Version JPEG 2000 (2000)

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .jpx, .jpm, .j2k

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Adobe Photoshop Paid Windows, Mac
GIMP Free Windows, Mac, Linux
IrfanView Free Windows