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Name JP2 (JPEG 2000 part 1)
Other names  
Identifiers MIME:  image/jp2
Apple Uniform Type Identifier:  public.jpeg-2000
PUID:  x-fmt/392
Family JPEG 2000
Classification Image (Raster)
Description The JPEG 2000 file format (JP2 file format) provides a foundation for storing application specific data (metadata) in association with a JPEG 2000 codestream, such as information which is required to display the image. The JP2 file format encapsulates the JPEG 2000 codestream along with other core pieces of information about that codestream. The building-block of the JP2 file format is called a box; all information contained within the format is contained in boxes. There are several different box types; some boxes contain other boxes. The binary structure of a file is a contiguous sequence of boxes. The start of the first box is the first byte of the file, and the last byte of the last box is the last byte of the file.
Orientation Text
Byte order  
Related file formats None.
Technical Environment  
Released 15 Sep 2004
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source The National Archives and Records Administration / The National Archives and Records Administration
Source date 11 Mar 2005
Source description  
Last updated 28 Aug 2012
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