The file extension JP2 is associated with Jeoparty II or is defined as JPEG 2000 image format. Jeoparty II is a software application used by educators to develop student study skills. The application resembles the Jeopardy television program and assists students in reviewing for tests and other evaluations. JPEG 2000 is defined as a more advanced format than the standard JPEG format and is used with applications that use high compression performance.
If the file extension JP2 is related to Jeoparty II, the file is a data file type that contains presentation components used by instructors for the Jeoparty application. The presentation file contains information on various different subjects in addition to text, graphics, and other components that make an interesting visual presentation for students.
If JP2 files are classified as a JPEG 2000 image format, the files are an image file type that contains part one of the ISO/IEC 15444-1 standard format. This is a format established by the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) and allows images to be free of patents and copyrights.
How to Open JP2 Files
Since JP2 files can be opened using multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. JP2 files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
If the file extension JP2 is associated with Jeoparty II and you use Windows, you can open the file using the Jeoparty II application which is offered on the MT Hagaman website. Jeoparty II is open source and available as a free software application on the MT Hagaman website. The system requirements are Microsoft Windows 98 or higher, Windows Installer 3.0+, and Internet Explorer 5.01 or higher.
JP2 files that are defined as a JPEG 2000 image format can be opened using a broad range of software applications. If you use Windows or Mac OS X, you can open JP2 files using Photoshop CS6 or Photoshop Elements 11. Both applications are available in a free trial version on the Adobe website.
If you use Windows, you can also open JP2 files using CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6, which is available for download on the Corel website. Photo Manager 14 by ACDSee will also open JP2 files in Windows and is available on the ACDSee website.
For Mac OS X, you can open JP2 files using GraphicConverter, which is available for download on the Lemkesoft website. Snap Convert which is available on the Snap Converter website will also open JP2 files on a Mac PC as well.
If you are seeking a multiplatform application that will open JP2 files, you can use XnView, which is open source and available as a free download on the XnView website. You can also use Mozilla Firefox web browser to open JPEG 2000 JP2 files. Both applications are compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.