JP2 is a bitmap image format. The JP2 format, i.e. JPEG 2000 image, was developed by the Joint Photographic Experts Group. The JP2 file can be in the form of a photograph, drawing, digital fax, etc. File type: JPEG 2000 Core Image File. JPEG 2000 is the patent-pending bitmap image format. It has been licensed free of charge, and now it is an international standard (ISO / IEC 15444-1: 2004). Compared to the previous JPEG-1 standard, JPEG 2000 uses a completely different method to compress data (wavelet transform, wavelet transform). This method generally ensures higher image quality. It also gives a more compact file size. The JP2 format has a lot in common with the JPEG format, which is now especially popular. However, it differs in that it uses wavelet transform technology for compression, and discrete cosine transform has found application in JPEG. Using the first technology, you can get a better image, even when the file size is relatively smaller. There are also JP2 files with the extensions .J2K, JPF, MJ2, JPX and JPM. In order to open a file of this format, that is, to edit, use programs such as Mozilla Firefox, Adobe Photoshop, ACD Systems ACDSee, Google Chrome.
J2K is a raster image category file format. It is a compressed bitmap using wave compression instead of DCT compression, which is used by standard .JPEG images. The format supports 16-bit color, alpha transparency and lossless compression. The file type is JPEG 2000 Image. The J2K file format was developed by the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG). J2K is an update to the JPEG format that includes original features. Say alpha channel support and lossless compression. J2K is a segment of a large package of updated JPEG extensions. They gained fame as JPEG2000. Such as J2C, JPX, JPM or JP2. The lion's share of such formats are combined with the main programs so that you can view images. However, JPEG is particularly popular. For those who specialize in photography, it is important that they have the opportunity to reduce the file size, while saving it on disk with the same frame size and at the same high visual quality. How to get out of this situation? You can, for example, store images in JPEG2000 format with the file extension jp2 or j2k. The compression algorithm and the format itself have been known for over 10 years. Nevertheless, there is no need to talk about its widespread use. That's because his "big brother" JPEG is firmly holding on to its position.