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Details of the .jp2 file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .jp2 file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .jp2 file?
  • What program do I need to open a .jp2 file?
  • How can the .jp2 file be opened, edited or printed?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .jp2?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .jp2 extension?
  • How can I convert .jp2 files to another format?
  • What are other, similar filename extensions to .jp2?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

.jp2 file extension details

JPEG 2000 Bitmap Image

JPEG 2000 Bitmap Image .jp2 file icon
JP2 file is a JPEG 2000 Bitmap Image. JPEG 2000 is a wavelet-based image compression standard. It was created by the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG).
Category: Graphic files
Application: XnView
Mime-type: image/jp2
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
JP2 aliases:
jpeg2000, jpf, jpg2, jpx
JP2 related links:
JP2 related extensions:
Art Image

AT&T Group 4 Bitmap Image

Windows Bitmap Image

CALS Compressed Bitmap

CorelDraw Drawing

Computer Graphics Metafile

Corel Photo-Paint Image

Windows Custom Cursor

Dr. Halo Bitmap Image

Micrografx Designer Drawing

Other types of files may also use the .jp2 file extension.

.jp2 file converters

.jp2 converters

The following softwares are capable of converting .jp2 files to other formats:

XnView, IrfanView

For example, using the softwares above, a .jp2 file can be converted into one of the following formats:

bmp, ecw, emf, exr, gif, ico, jls, jpc, jpg, jpm, pbm, pcx, pdf, pgm, png
.jp2 file extension error

The .jp2 file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

j2p, np2, mp2, pj2, p2, jpq, jpw

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

JPEG Bitmap Image
HP Graphic Language Document
JPIP Indexed File
Nikon Picture Control v2 Data
Mpeg-1 Audio Layer 2 File
xPlan Project
JPQ Library
Pic2 Image
open .jp2 file

Can't open a .jp2 file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .jp2 file association, check the FAQ.

.jp2 file extension

Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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